‘Malayali Marriage Modified’: K Padmavathy Amma

Translated by J Devika

[an earlier version of this appeared in my book Her-Self, published by Stree/Samya, Kolkata, 2005]

The damsels, they run, they hide,

 Seeing the man with beard all gray 1

In those days, it seems, shaving was not as common as it is now. If it had been common, then Sheelavati’s husband wouldn’t have been so aggrieved. Continue reading “‘Malayali Marriage Modified’: K Padmavathy Amma”