Perumal Murugan

Perumal Murugan

Writer

Perumal Murugan is an author, scholar and literary chronicler who writes in Tamil. He has published six novels, four collections of short stories and four anthologies of poetry. Three of his novels,  Seasons of the Palm, which was shortlisted for the Kiriyama Prize in 2005, Current Show and One Part Woman, have been translated into English. In January 2015, he announced that he was giving up writing after he came under attack from Hindutva supporters who claimed that his novel Madhurobhagan (One Part Woman), was blasphemous. In July 2016, the Madras High Court ruled that there was no binding force or obligation in the previous state intervention that forced him to apologise and withdraw the books. The court further directed the state to provide appropriate protection when artistic or literary people come under attack.



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