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9789350290866 60ba33ab25664261cc4095f3 Chemmeen : The Enduring Classic https://cdn1.storehippo.com/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60ba5e494efc417df899b5cc/webp/9789350290866.jpg First published in 1956 Chemmeen tells the story of the relationship between Karutthamma a Hindu woman from the fisherfolk community and Pareekkutty the son of a Muslim fish wholesaler. Unable to live with the man she loves Karutthamma marries Palani who despite the scandal about his wife's past never stops trusting her a trust that is reaffirmed each time he goes to sea and comes back safe since the 'sea-mother' myth among the fishermen community goes that the safe return of a fisherman depends on the fidelity of his wife. Then one night Karutthamma and Pareekkutty meet and their love is rekindled while Palani is at sea baiting a shark ... The hugely successful novel was adapted into a film of the same name and won critical acclaim and commercial success. Anita Nair's evocative translation brings this classic of Indian literature to a new generation that hasn't had the opportunity to savour this tale of love and longing. 9789350290866
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Chemmeen : The Enduring Classic

ISBN: 9789350290866
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  • ISBN: 9789350290866
  • Author: Pillai T. S. Translated by Nair Anita
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Pages: 276
  • Format: Paperback

Book Description

First published in 1956 Chemmeen tells the story of the relationship between Karutthamma a Hindu woman from the fisherfolk community and Pareekkutty the son of a Muslim fish wholesaler. Unable to live with the man she loves Karutthamma marries Palani who despite the scandal about his wife's past never stops trusting her a trust that is reaffirmed each time he goes to sea and comes back safe since the 'sea-mother' myth among the fishermen community goes that the safe return of a fisherman depends on the fidelity of his wife. Then one night Karutthamma and Pareekkutty meet and their love is rekindled while Palani is at sea baiting a shark ... The hugely successful novel was adapted into a film of the same name and won critical acclaim and commercial success. Anita Nair's evocative translation brings this classic of Indian literature to a new generation that hasn't had the opportunity to savour this tale of love and longing.

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