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Beasts of Burden

Book Specification

Binding Hardcover
Language English
Number Of Pages 338
Author Imayam & Translated by Lakshmi Holmstrom
Publisher Niyogi Books Pvt. Ltd. (Under the Imprint: Thornbird)
Isbn-10 9386906627
Isbn-13 9789386906625

Beasts of Burden

Imayam & Translated by Lakshmi Holmstrom's Beasts of Burden

The first novel of one of the best writers today, koveru kazhuthaigal is located in the early 1970s when ritual status and payment in kind were giving way to cash wages. It is a tapestry of despair, courage and a journey both outward and inward and a story of decline and change in a village seen through the eyes of a washerwoman (vannati) arokkyam, who serves a Dalit community of agricultural labourers. The ‘mules’ of the title refers ironically to the vannaan and vannaatti themselves who traditionally carried their washing on donkeys. Although they play an important role in all Hindu rites of passage, it is striking that arokkyam and savuri are Catholics. Most importantly, they defer to the authority of the priest at the church of saint Antony and seek his blessing on family and community occasions.The novel gives us an extraordinarily detailed picture of a lifestyle that has now passed: reclaimed and told with pride. The worst oppression of the caste system, I may am suggests, is that people are dependent upon it for their living.

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How long would it take for you to read Beasts of Burden

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Reading Style Time To Finish The Book
Slow 67 hours
Average 33 hours
Good 22 hours
Excellent 11 hours
So if you are a Reader belonging in the Good category, and you read it daily for 1 hour, it will take you 22 days.
Note: A slow reader usually reads 100 words per minute, an average reader 200 words per minute, an average reader 300 words per minute and an excellent leader reads about 600-1000 words per minute, however the comprehension may vary.
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