The Many Incarnations of Kuriyedathu Thatri

[These are excerpts from my introduction written for the translation of Madampu Kunhikkuttan’s acclaimed novel, BhrashtOutcaste (trans. Vasanthy Sankaranarayanan, OUP, New Delhi, 2019) ]

More than a century after the sensational excommunication of Kuriyedathu Thatri and a very large of men who she allegedly reported to be her paramours shook the aristocracy of the Hindu kingdom of Kochi, the story continues to haunt the imagination of Malayalis. Continue reading ”┬áThe Many Incarnations of Kuriyedathu Thatri”