ISBN 9789350290866,Chemmeen

Chemmeen

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ISBN 9789350290866
Publisher

Harper Perennial

Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13

ISBN 9789350290866

ISBN-10 9350290863
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 276 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

19th century fiction

First published in 1956, Chemmeen tells the story of the relationship between Karutthamma, a Hindu woman from the fisherfolk community, and Pareekkutty, the son of a Muslim fish wholesaler. Unable to live with the man she loves, Karutthamma marries Palani, who, despite the scandal about his wife's past, never stops trusting her, a trust that is reaffirmed each time he goes to sea and comes back safe since the 'sea-mother' myth among the fishermen community goes that the safe return of a fisherman depends on the fidelity of his wife. Then, one night, Karutthamma and Pareekkutty meet and their love is rekindled while Palani is at sea, baiting a shark ...

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