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Gowri’s world is jolted when her sister is subjected to smarthavicharam, a trial for adultery for Namboodiri Brahmin women, after being accused by her sister’s husband Balaraman. Her sister is convicted, deemed a sathanam (an inanimate object) and given away to the untouchables. Contact with untouchables was forbidden for a Namboodiri, yet Gowri attempts to rescue her ...more
Kindle Edition, 229 pages
Published November 22nd 2013
(first published March 24th 2012)
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Tale of brave teen girls, who do their best to fight against the wrong. Very simplied, classic story. I could visualize all characters as I went by. Beautiful story that brings the evil faced by women of high and low sections of society in 1700's.