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The Legend of Nandan: (Nandan Kathai)
In its dramatization of the destruction of a low-caste man with deep spiritual aspirations, The Legend of Nandan (1978) is a superb portrait of the clash between high- and low-caste Hindus. C. T. Indra has translated the play from the original Tamil.
Hardcover, 104 pages
Published March 13th 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA
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This is a story about a guy from a 'lower' caste who aspires to remove the barriers/blockades of his community and to rise up to the occasion. However, some wicked people from the 'higher' caste doesn't like his activities and conspires to go with him but only to dump him once for all and to keep the balance in favour of the so called higher people. The lead character 'Nandan' was initially full of intellect and rubbishes the idea of discrimination between the people. He slowly gets what he want ...more