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Perumal Murugan to wield the pen again

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 7, 2016, 7:30 am IST
Updated Jul 7, 2016, 7:30 am IST
In a poetic response to the Madras High Court quashing a criminal case against him, he said he would return to writing.
Perumal Murugan
 Perumal Murugan

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.

 

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