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Othappu is based in the Christian community of Kerala and as a divine intervention, the book travelled with me as I went backpacking to the land of backwaters, to where Vasco De Gama and his associates brought their belief to this country, to where it all strated (though I hardly read much during the trip.) The author though chose to narrate a story based in a particular community; it is a comment on the society and its patterns as a whole irrespective of religion, community or region. Some impo ...more
I can relate to the characters in this book to my own life...The book tells the story of a christian Nun who,falls in love with a Christain priest.The outlook of the society around them is so conservative that a christian Nun falling in love is supposed to be worse than crime.The intense mental pain and suffering that Margaleetha(The main character in the Novel) after this is the theme of the Novel.The Novelists tries top point out that there is the understanding of the eternal only when there i ...more
Sarah Joseph (Malayalam: സാറ ജോസഫ) (born 1946) is a novelist and short story writer in Malayalam. She won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for her novel Aalahayude Penmakkal (Daughters of God the Father). She also received the Vayalar Award for the same novel. Sarah has been at the forefront of the feminist movement in Kerala and is the founder of Manushi – organisation of thinking women. She alon ...moreMore about Sarah Joseph...