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  Books   19 Jun 2020  Perumal Murugan's debut novel to be translated to English

Perumal Murugan's debut novel to be translated to English

PTI
Published : Jun 19, 2020, 1:54 pm IST
Updated : Jun 19, 2020, 1:54 pm IST

The novel 'Eru Veyyil', translated and published as 'Rising Heat', is expected to hit the stands by July 6

 Writer Perumal Murugan. (Photo by: Kalachavadu)
  Writer Perumal Murugan. (Photo by: Kalachavadu)

Chennai: Tamil writer Perumal Murugan's debut novel, "Eru Veyyil" (1991) is set to be translated in English, publishers Penguin Random House India announced on Friday.

The translation, "Rising Heat" is expected to hit the stands on July 6.

 

Translated by Janani Kannan, the book tells the story of a young boy, Selvan, who witnesses his ancestral lands being taken away for housing development. The verdant landscape of his childhood gets denuded, while Selvan and his family are compelled to move to much smaller lodgings.

In the ensuing years, as the pressures of their situation simmer to a boil, Selvan observes his family undergo dramatic shifts in their fortunes as greed and jealousy threaten to overshadow their lives.

"'Eru Veyyil', Perumal Murugan's first novel, is a timeless work of art that remains as relevant today as it was when it was first published in 1991. This novel launched a splendid literary career for him, and made the world take notice of the then 25-year-old writer.

 

"The novel poses powerful questions about the human cost of relentless urbanisation in the name of progress as well as throws light on the socio-economic consequences that the family bears," PRH said in a statement.

The famed author of contemporary Tamil literature, Murugan has garnered both critical acclaim and commercial success for his vast array of work.

Many of his novels have been translated into English, including "Seasons of the Palm" (Koolamadari), which was shortlisted for the Kiriyama Prize in 2005, and "One Part Woman" (Madhorubhagan), his best-known work, which was shortlisted for the Crossword Award and won the prestigious ILF Samanvay Bhasha Samman in 2015.

 

"A Lonely Harvest" (Aalavaayan) and "Trial by Silence" (Ardhanaari) -- his two ingenious parallel sequels to "One Part Woman" -- were shortlisted for the JCB Prize for Fiction 2019.

Tags: eru veyyil, rising heat, perumal murugan, english translation, debut novel, first novel, janani kannan, madhorubhagan, one part woman, controversy
Location: India, Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Madras)