Thu. Jun 27th, 2019

The Seer

Read, Think, Act

Ambai

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Ambai recollects how the courtesy of offering water to a guest when you enter a household in the rural Tamil Nadu was a subtle way of enquiring about her caste. Not just the rural area, even in the urban set up there indeed are people who refuse to rent out houses to Muslims and Dalits, added Murugan.

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Like Rajorshi, she took the narrative to a different level, she recalled an incident where her publisher wrote the blurb of a book as the stories of women whereas in reality, the book only had 4 Stories, out of all, about woman. To which Ambai argued that if a man writes about lives of men then the blurb doesn’t say that it is about man but lives. This universality which is from man’s lives is what Ambai questions.