Chennai: Writer Perumal Murugan, who was forced into exile from writing after protests erupted over his novel Madhorubhagan, has announced his return to his first love in style. In a poetic response to the Madras High Court quashing a criminal case against him, he said he would return to writing.
“The judgment gives me much happiness. It comforts a heart that had shrunk itself and had wilted. I am trying to prop myself up holding on to the light of the last lines of the judgment: “Let the author be resurrected to what he is best at. Write.” Progressive writers have hailed the judgement as a victory for freedom of expression.