I literally cried after reading the novel. I was able to visualize poovarasi lifting the leftover banana leaves and Maari cleaning the faeces. This novel created a great impact in my life. If I come across any "Thoopukaari" in my life, I swear I'll treat them as a fellow human being.And I can understand how painful it will be while people calling them using the term. I wish anyone should invent a machine to clean faeces like Maari wished her daughter to invent the machine. Through the translation, you brought their pain and sufferings to the light. I hope what they suffered so far will not repeat in future generations.
Translations make the readers realise that human emotions and experiences are similar across cultures. You have transcreated the work and has given a soul to your words. For most words you have found an equivalent in the target language. I would like to ask you a question that what has inspired you to translate this work in particular and what type of struggles you went through while translating?
This is an excellent writing.....This is a book translated from tamil to English and I can feel the struggles faced by the author to bring it's original essence....... This clearly shows raw picture of people who live at a very low place in a society......many incidents of real life is reflected by a female character Poovarasi
On account of this book, it is a true piece which shows the perfection in dialects, proverbs, intonation and diction used are excellent...... While reading each character we can feel pain faced by each and everyone of low level....It also tells sufferings, suppression and painful experiences of sweepers........ Thank you ma'am for presenting such book
Hello mam this is really interesting novel which creates me the curiosity to read the whole now I read this only the sample of this is really amazing surely I will go through this book entirely.
Hi mam. I started reading this book just only because of my assignment.While when I started to select the book I found this book (Toopukkari) which was highly impressed me by its title and I selected this book for reading.The book really touched my heart. The book talks about the dalit literature and it really focused on women society how they work for their children's future.The book based on the women in kanyakumari and it shows the pain of her mother being a lower community women. And it shows the problems faced by the lower community people.
This was a indeed a heart touching novel. It gives an opportunity for the readers to know the sad reality of the people who are suffering because of economic reasons. Unlike books that shows suffering of people because of caste, this book has given a different view. The portrayal of the pity state of women, who are the most vulnerable in the society is also shown in this book. Being a girl born in Kanyakumari, I was able to connect with the setting of the novel easily.
It was an excellent read ma'am. I loved the way you displayed the genuine qualities of love.
Is it even possible to see a mother like Kanakam in real life in south of TamilNadu ma'am? She says, ". Won’t my daughter have emotions of love like this? Why didn’t she fall in love with somebody". Lowkey I was amazed by the way you portrayed her.
I really like the story, Mam. Especially i loved the way the beauty of the home town is expressed. What were your thoughts about naming the book 'Thooppukkaari'?
The story is based on a woman in kanyakumari, who works in a school to clean the toilets. The author showed the pains of her mother of being a sanitary worker in this book. Though the book comes under dalit literature, it really focused on the women society how they work for their children's future. There are lot of people like her to be addressed to the world. This book really touched my heart.
The novel shows the class consciousness and the problems faced by a woman in the society. The novel shows the feminist point of view.
This Novel narrates the struggles faced by a lower class girl, who have seen her mother working as a sanitary worker. This book comes under dalit literature which focus on women society who had seeked for their children future. Here the book shows the pain, humiliation, struggles faced by her mother. This book is one of my heart touched book.