Nanjil Naadan

Against All Odds

Indian Writing


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Against All Odds




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Translated by Gita SubramanianFalsely accused and hounded by the cruelty of the caste-ridden mores of a small village in the Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu, twenty-year-old Poolingam, a lowly potter by caste, runs away with no idea of where to go and what to do with his life. His dreams of a college education and better life lie shattered. Having never before ventured far from his home and village, Poolingam learns the harsh realities of life on the street the hard way. Ultimately, Against All Odds is a story of hope. Though cruelly torn away from the cocoon of his home and village and plunged into the searing realities of the even harsher world outside, Poolingam emerges not as a cynic but as a compassionate human being who still has the courage to love and give selflessly