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  • Holy-Hell;-A-Memoir-of-Fait

    The Holy Predicament

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    Absurdly, in the case of ‘Mata Amritanandamayi’, it is the ‘Devi’ herself who is propagating patriarchal ideas. And the idea of purity as a non-menstruating woman does not seem to have been a myth created around her by a man, but she has just internalized it, because Gail accounts shows ‘Amma’ propagating such stories from the very beginning, even before an ashram was set up in her name. Now, the question is, from when on did we have this bizarre idea of woman being impure, unclean and shameful because she menstruates? Rose Merin __________ After having finished reading the book Holy Hell; A Memoir of Faith, Devotion, and Pure Madness by Gail Tredwell, I couldn’t help but write this. The book is totally

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  • EMSum-penkuttyum

    National order and the subaltern subject in Benyamin’s EMS and the Girl

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    Georgy Roy If the universalism of Brahmanism is achieved through the assimilation of this subaltern culture, this assimilation makes the subaltern as the agents of this dominant culture and is sent packing to Laos.  This happens through a process of humanism whereby western modernity is made the villain for the subaltern and women. Jose regains his lost acquaintance of the Mongs through the media reporting about a Mong mother killing her four children and committing suicide. This evokes in Jose a “longing and curiosity”  which ends in a visit to Pakavu’s home which is described as “abounding with the smell of poverty”, he meets YaVang’s father who is represented as filled with despair and living alone after fighting for the

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    More on the Good-Bad-Ugly Muslim in Malayalam Literature: Within and Without NAALUKETTU

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    M.T Ansari This article engages with the 1996 Jnanpith awardee M.T. Vasudevan Nair’s first published novel Naalukettu (1958), which won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi award in 1959, in order to understand how the Malabar-Mapilla, as region-religion, pre-figures as the other of the emerging regional/national modern. In 1889 (Indulekha) we saw a nameless and nation-less villain becoming a Muslim, in 1990 ('Higuita') we saw a Muslim becoming a cut-out villain, and in-between, in 1922 (Duravastha), in 1956-65 (Chemmeen, novel-film) and in 1957 (Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum), we saw how caste-conversion dimensions further nuanced the representation of the Muslim within Malayalam literature. In Naalukettu, we find the good, the bad and the ugly

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  • koodankulam-1

    Shoot us, but we will not give up

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    Ajmal khan             ___________________________ All that we done is, we elected you. and this is not new to us either, We do it all the times. We have never demanded for anything yet. Neither we complained, nor protest. My forefathers made their life here, they were happy though they ate once or twice a day. Then I came, I fish here, I dream on the shores. and tomorrow my son will come and their sons. We lived our lives with what we had, we were happy here. This is for our children, this is for our women, this for our generations to come and this is for the every living organism here. We will not go away,  we will not give up, kill us but we will not give

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  • RED-TOUNG

    THE RED TONGUE

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    C. Ayyappan The gray cow had been knocked down to the ground. Blood is oozing from its body. When aged Vettathu Mathayi saw this he became embarrassed. Then, from the Southern boundary Pthankalam Avaran’s sound raised. “You son of a bitch, does your pay the tax of this plot? If once again your cow enters in to this plot, I will make use of four Annas coriander powder. Mathayi kept mom. It was not his mistake. The binding rope of the cow was a little bit older. He tends to kick the cow out of his trembling anger. The frightened cow tuned around. It was then he saw that! A stick had been pierced in to the urethra of the cow. Slowly with care he pulled it out. Two span long incha stick!  The urethra was full of blood. The

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  • GHOST-DISCOURSE

    GHOST DISCOURSE

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    C. Ayyappan Lend the ears for my words. I am going to separate the pros and cons from your mind. You are in chain. Here only I remain to talk to you. My words will be true. I am not at all interested in the little pleasures of lies. You know why, I am a ghost or an evil spirit. Here I am compelled to speak. It may be out of my selfishness or prick of consciousness. Now you have the rays of consciousness. When the sun is tender you have the youthfulness of consciousness. It is when the sun crackdown in to darkness then madness infiltrates in to you like the arrival of moonlight. I know your ignorance about the secrets of a murder and a suicide, which is haunting your consciousness. Now be calm. I am going to line your eyes with the

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  • swathanthra samudayam

    Ezhavas are not Hindus

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    E.Madhavan To use the Ezhavas as scapegoats/foot soildiers  of Hindutva is the main aim of the current SNDP General secretary Mr.Vellapallay Natesan. In an  effort towards the formation of Hindu parliament or Hindu Aikyavedi; to ensure the participation from Nayadis to Namboothiris; these  “Guru-worshipers” forget the sole of Sreenarayana Guru who was an anti-savarna caste  and anti-Hindutva  in his ideological leanings. This book written by former S.N.D.P secretary E.Madhavan reminds them of their own history. This is the detailed version of the speech he had delivered at the “Thiyya youth society” meeting at Pattanakkad in 1934. He contends that “Ezhavas are not Hindus; they were Budhists who were following their own

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  • ORIGINAL AND DUPLICATE

    Original and Copy

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    P.N.Gopikrishnan                 Unni called: Father hospitalized Need thousand rupees No money in my account I called Sainuddin Urgently require thousand rupees “I am near Bini tourist home, Could you please come here?” I took permission and came out of the office Sainuddin put his bike on its stand When he saw me.. Removed his helmet and gave it in my hands Entered ATM and gave me ten Currency notes of denomination five hundred And said good bye.                   Went to near by SBI branch and checked  Unni’s Account number from my cell Filled light green chellan Three

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