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The News Minute | December 27, 2014 | 09:23 am IST ‘Madhorubhagan’, a book by Tamil writer Perumal Murugan has created controversy after the BJP, RSS and other Hindu outfits demanded the book’s ban and the writer’s arrest over the book's contents. While copies of the book were burnt on Friday at Tiruchengode, the author, Murugan, has filed a police complaint saying that he had been receiving abusive calls in the last 20 days, reported The Hindu. The story in the book dwells into the lives of a couple, Kali and Ponna. As the childless couple attempts to live a normal life in society, the drama begins when all rules of marital relationship are relaxed once a year allowing “traditional free, consensual sex rituals”, said the report. According to the book’s published Kannan, the issue was that many communities were not comfortable with aspects of their history and culture that clashed with modern day thinking.                                                                                                                                                                     Picture courtesy: Flipkart According to the petition by the BJP, RSS and others, the book had insulted Lord Shiva and other women devotees visiting the temple during the car festival, said the report. Even as over 50 cadre tried marching down the foothills of the temple, they were stopped by police. However, they ended up burning the copies in front of the police station.  The book is available in its English translation as One Part Woman by Penguin India.  Tweet
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