30 April 2021

Aravind Malagatti
Translated by Susheela Punitha

A searing look at stringent death rituals, this novella by the Kannada poet and author Aravind Malagatti follows a Dalit community performing rites after the death of a woman named Bangaravva. After one of them accidentally throws the ritual fire onto the ground, the ceremony comes to a standstill and things descend into chaos.

Penguin Random House, Rs 399, 176 pages