Through a seeming act of providence, an old couple receives a day-old female goat kid as a gift from the cosmos. Thus begins the story of Poonachi, the little orphan goat.
As you follow her story from forest to habitation, independence to motherhood, you recognise in its significant moments the depth and magnitude of your own fears and longings, fuelled by the instinct for survival that animates all life. Masterly and nuanced, Perumal Murugan’s tale forces us reflect on our own responses to hierarchy and ownership, selflessness and appetite, love and desire, living and dying. Poonachi is the story of a goat who carries the burden of being different all her life, of a she-goat who survives against the odds. It is equally an expression of solidarity with the animal world and the female condition. The tale is also a commentary on our times, on the choices we make as a society and a nation, and the increasing vulnerability of individuals, particularly writers and artists, who resist when they are pressed to submit.
Omg..! What a book.!❤
After a very long time i have read a book which i can actually call a page turner.❤
The book is about the journey of Poonanchi from birth to her last moments.
Poonachi, goes through all the ups and downs in her life, just like a human being. Her conversations with her loved ones, her anger for the one’s she doesnt like, every emotion she has, is shown.
This was the first translated book that I read and I am in love with it.
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