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Author Shankar, Subramanian, 1962- author
Title Ghost in the tamarind : a novel / S. Shankar
Published Honolulu, Hawaiʻi : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2017]
 Rodman Main Adult Fiction  Shankar, S    AVAILABLE
Descript 342 pages ; 22 cm
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Summary "Who can you love? What do you owe to love and what to the world at large? Such are the questions that drive the story of Ramu, a Brahmin man, and Ponni, a woman of the Dalit "untouchable" caste. Set against the backdrop of twentieth-century South India, the novel takes readers from the 1890s village where Ramu's grandmother grew up to the Emergency years of 1970s Madras. Against this sweeping canvas unfolds the drama of Ramu and Ponni's forbidden love, inescapably intertwined with the great struggle against caste oppression. Caught up in the entanglements of love and politics, the couple risk everything to fight for a better society. Will they succeed?"--Page 4 of cover
Subject Caste-based discrimination -- India -- Fiction
Brahmans -- India -- Fiction
Dalits -- India -- Fiction
India -- Politics and government -- 20th century -- Fiction
ISBN 9780824867225 (pbk.)
082486722X (pbk.)

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