news Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | March 11, 2015 | 05.20 pm IST Just a month after Perumal Murugan left his hometown for Chennai after a huge controversy regarding his book, another Tamil author who has been courting protests over his latest book is likely to follow in his footsteps and leave his hometown in Karur. Physically assaulted for writing a plot depicting incest that featured as one of 13 short stories in his book titled Balachandran Enroru Peyarum Enaku Undu (Balachandran is also one of my names), he was then booked under various sections of the IPC after complaints. After spending some days in a hospital for his injuries following an assault by over 10 persons angered by the depiction of a community in his book, he had applied for anticipatory bail which was provided. However, the condition demanded him to sign daily before the Tutucorin chief municipal magistrate every day, said the Times of India. However, Murugesan expressed his desire to move to Thanjavur where his father-in-law lived, said the report.  Whether he will move to Tuticorin as per the court orders is still unclear. “As of now they have told me to go to Tuticorin. They haven't given any reason for it,” said Murugesan to The News Minute. The author had earlier told TNM that he was well aware that the situation in the village was such that his family could not continue to live there after all the reactions. “My head is injured and heavy. I'm scared all the time. We are scared to send the kids to school because it is their (Gounder) community there fully. How am I supposed to take care of them there?," he had then said.  Read I wrote on incest and it bothered people, should I write on cookery?, asks author Puliyur Murugesan  Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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