November 30, 2023


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Perumal Murugan: Living death of a writer

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Perumal_Murugan_650 (1)Perumal Murugan, a Tamil Nadu-based writer, has decided not to write anymore, and has withdrawn all his books. His decision comes on the back of raging protests against his latest book, ‘Madhorubagan‘, by Hindu and caste-based outfits.

The embattled author announced his decision on his Facebook page, in a post that read, “Author Perumal Murugan is dead. Only the teacher Perumal would be alive. People could have issues with my other books, that’s why I’ve decided to withdraw them all…I shall pay due compensation to publishers..Don’t indulge in protests and let me go.”

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