“Poetry is my refuge”: Perumal Murugan
December 2, 2017
In the latest interview in our series #WritersTalkPolitics, Githa Hariharan talks to Perumal Murugan on the influence of folklore on his fiction; the complexities involved in writing about caste relations; and finally, on poetry. Poetry, Murugan says, gives him the refuge he needs whenever he needs to calm down. It is no coincidence that the first book after the Madras High Court's judgement in his favour, is a book of poems. Listen to the entire conversation here:
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