Book Review: Perumal Murugan’s ‘One Part Woman’ and the Many Layers of Gender

By Amulya Anita Gurumurthy
Perumal Murugan places the biographies of the characters in their historical context; assesses the personal against the political and the individual in light of the structural. While his characters operate within the confining cartography of the village, they are complex and agentic, often negotiating systemic oppression.