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The Resource The story of a goat, Perumal Murugan ; translated from the Tamil by N. Kalyan Raman

The story of a goat, Perumal Murugan ; translated from the Tamil by N. Kalyan Raman

Label
The story of a goat
Title
The story of a goat
Statement of responsibility
Perumal Murugan ; translated from the Tamil by N. Kalyan Raman
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • tam
  • eng
Summary
"In his brilliant new novel, Perumal Murugan paints a bucolic yet menacing portrait of the rural lives of India's farming community through the story of a helpless young animal lost in a world it naively misunderstands. A farmer in Tamil Nadu is watching the sun set over his village one evening when a mysterious stranger, a giant man, appears on the horizon. He offers the farmer a black goat kid who is the runt of the litter, surely too frail to survive. The farmer and his wife take care of the young she-goat, whom they name Poonachi, and soon the little goat is bounding with joy and growing prodigiously. Intoxicating passages from the goat's perspective offer a bawdy and earthy view of animal existence and a refreshing portrayal of the natural world. But Poonachi's life is not destined to be a rural idyll-dangers lurk around every corner, and may sometimes come from surprising places, including a government that is supposed to protect the weak and needy. With allegorical resonance for contemporary society and examining hierarchies of caste and color, The Story of a Goat is a provocative but heartwarming fable from a world-class storyteller"--
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TEFOD
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Perumāḷmurukan̲
Dewey number
894.8/11372
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Tamil
LC call number
PL4758.9.P389
LC item number
P8613 2019eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kalyan Raman, N.
  • OverDrive, Inc
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  • Goats
  • Social classes
  • Rural families
  • Goats
  • Rural families
  • Social classes
  • Tamil Nadu (India)
  • India
  • India
Label
The story of a goat, Perumal Murugan ; translated from the Tamil by N. Kalyan Raman
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Note
  • Originally published in Tamil as Poonachi Allathu Oru Vellattin Katai by Kalachuvadu Publications in 2016."--Title page verso
  • "First published in English in 2018 by Context, an imprint of Westland Publications Private Limited."Title page verso
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
Extent
1 online resource (183 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802147523
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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67168fec-6d5b-484b-964f-bece9af518a1
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1135475903
  • (OCoLC)on1135475903
Label
The story of a goat, Perumal Murugan ; translated from the Tamil by N. Kalyan Raman
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in Tamil as Poonachi Allathu Oru Vellattin Katai by Kalachuvadu Publications in 2016."--Title page verso
  • "First published in English in 2018 by Context, an imprint of Westland Publications Private Limited."Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
Extent
1 online resource (183 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802147523
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
67168fec-6d5b-484b-964f-bece9af518a1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1135475903
  • (OCoLC)on1135475903

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