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“Let me tell you something that goes against popular wisdom. Love is not blind; it just looks in the wrong places.”
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“I am the woman who is willing to display her scars and put them within exhibition frames. I am the madwoman of moon days. I am the breast-beating woman who howls. I am the woman who wills the skies to weep in my place.”
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“Just because this is a novel set in rural India, do not expect a herd of buffalo to walk across every page for the sake of authenticity.”
Meena Kandasamy, The Gypsy Goddess

“Everything is so precariously held together here that you might want a helping hand. Nobody is going to teach you that right after a harvest, poorly paid labourers were hungry enough to smoke out rodent holes and steal back the grains of paddy pilfered by rats. But you will manage. You will learn to relate without family trees. You will learn to make do without a village map. You will learn that criminal landlords can break civil laws to enforce caste codes. You will learn that handfuls of rice of rice can consume half a village. You will loafer learn that in the eyes of the law, the rich are incapable of soiling their hands with either mud or blood. You will learn to wait for revenge with the patience of a village awaiting rain.”
Meena Kandasamy, The Gypsy Goddess

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