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9789350298176 60ba01b3e21c223c3ea81552 The Vigil https://www.midlandbookshop.com/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60ba53adb462e24f836f6c92/9789350298176.jpg Interpretations of Valmiki's poem about the epic battle between Raman and his nemesis Ravanan tend to

focus on the glory and virtues of the hero. But in the Malayalam modern classic Oorukaaval - translated here

as The Vigil - Sarah Joseph tells a turbulent tale: that of Angadan who believes that Raman killed his father Vali against all principles of dharma.

Unlike the celebrated central characters who are blind to or choose to ignore that which is inconvenient

Angadan is acutely aware of the silent sufferings of the weak and disempowered. Over and over the tormented

young vanara prince sees Raman act against justice and fair play not the least of which is his consent to

Sita's fire ordeal. Ultimately though it is the person most wronged by Raman - Sita - who provides him

redemption from his searing quest for revenge.

In The Vigil the familiar rhythm of the original poem is stirred up by Angadan's ascetic touch. Sarah Joseph

provides a new spin to the grand old story bringing in contemporary concerns such as the environment peace

and women's empowerment and provides a new path a fresh way of understanding it.
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  • ISBN: 9789350298176
  • Author: Joseph Sarah
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Pages: 296
  • Format: Paperback
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Interpretations of Valmiki's poem about the epic battle between Raman and his nemesis Ravanan tend to

focus on the glory and virtues of the hero. But in the Malayalam modern classic Oorukaaval - translated here

as The Vigil - Sarah Joseph tells a turbulent tale: that of Angadan who believes that Raman killed his father Vali against all principles of dharma.

Unlike the celebrated central characters who are blind to or choose to ignore that which is inconvenient

Angadan is acutely aware of the silent sufferings of the weak and disempowered. Over and over the tormented

young vanara prince sees Raman act against justice and fair play not the least of which is his consent to

Sita's fire ordeal. Ultimately though it is the person most wronged by Raman - Sita - who provides him

redemption from his searing quest for revenge.

In The Vigil the familiar rhythm of the original poem is stirred up by Angadan's ascetic touch. Sarah Joseph

provides a new spin to the grand old story bringing in contemporary concerns such as the environment peace

and women's empowerment and provides a new path a fresh way of understanding it.

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