The story is set in a small Tamilian Village with narrow dirt roads and narrower views of the villagers. A story of unacceptability, brutality, indifference, superstitions; all because of caste-ism
Saroja, brought up in an uptown environment elopes with Kumaresan, an optimistic, innocent village man after their marriage. She is unaccepted and disrespected in his village. She struggles to adapt herself to the new situation where nothing is positive towards her, except her husband.
The suffering and torment makes her paranoid resulting in a tragic end, the dream.
Every time she wondered if she would have to change herself completely, the heaviness in her gut grew.
There was nothing more difficult than being an object of everyone’s attention and scrutiny.
- the characters are merely outlined, the personalities are not drawn properly.
- similarly, the story lacks depth.
- the often use Tamilian dialects, interrupts the reading.
Distracted, defeated, monosyllable responses scared her, because he was all she had. No matter how exhausted he was after a day’s work, his face would break into a smile as soon as he laid eyes on her. Even with the entire village against her, she could keep the spark of her life aflame with the strength he gave her. With just one kiss, he could unburden himself and reassure her. He could carry her in his arms like a piece of cotton, vanishing the day’s woes.