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The Resource The story of a goat, Perumal Murugan ; translated from the Tamil by N. Kalyan Raman

The story of a goat, Perumal Murugan ; translated from the Tamil by N. Kalyan Raman

Label
The story of a goat
Title
The story of a goat
Statement of responsibility
Perumal Murugan ; translated from the Tamil by N. Kalyan Raman
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • tam
  • eng
Summary
"In his brilliant new novel, Perumal Murugan paints a bucolic yet menacing portrait of the rural lives of India's farming community through the story of a helpless young animal lost in a world it naively misunderstands. A farmer in Tamil Nadu is watching the sun set over his village one evening when a mysterious stranger, a giant man, appears on the horizon. He offers the farmer a black goat kid who is the runt of the litter, surely too frail to survive. The farmer and his wife take care of the young she-goat, whom they name Poonachi, and soon the little goat is bounding with joy and growing prodigiously. Intoxicating passages from the goat's perspective offer a bawdy and earthy view of animal existence and a refreshing portrayal of the natural world. But Poonachi's life is not destined to be a rural idyll-dangers lurk around every corner, and may sometimes come from surprising places, including a government that is supposed to protect the weak and needy. With allegorical resonance for contemporary society and examining hierarchies of caste and color, The Story of a Goat is a provocative but heartwarming fable from a world-class storyteller"--
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DLC
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Perumāḷmurukan̲
Dewey number
894.8/11372
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Tamil
LC call number
PL4758.9.P389
LC item number
P8613 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kalyan Raman, N
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goats
  • Social classes
  • Rural families
  • Tamil Nadu (India)
Target audience
adult
Label
The story of a goat, Perumal Murugan ; translated from the Tamil by N. Kalyan Raman
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in Tamil as Poonachi Allathu Oru Vellattin Katai by Kalachuvadu Publications in 2016."--Title page verso
  • "First published in English in 2018 by Context, an imprint of Westland Publications Private Limited."Title page verso
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780802147516
Lccn
2019040553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2143189
  • (OCoLC)1119975225
  • 2143189
  • (OCoLC)on1119975225
  • (OCoLC)1119975225
Label
The story of a goat, Perumal Murugan ; translated from the Tamil by N. Kalyan Raman
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in Tamil as Poonachi Allathu Oru Vellattin Katai by Kalachuvadu Publications in 2016."--Title page verso
  • "First published in English in 2018 by Context, an imprint of Westland Publications Private Limited."Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780802147516
Lccn
2019040553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2143189
  • (OCoLC)1119975225
  • 2143189
  • (OCoLC)on1119975225
  • (OCoLC)1119975225

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