Cruel in Reality of Honour-Killing in Pyre by Perumal Murugan


  • D.Girija Girija M.Phil, English Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Postgraduate Studies Lawspet Pondicherry India


Pyre is the love story of Saroja and Kumaresan, who belong to different castes.  They elope to get married, and then go to Kumaresan’s remote village to face a mother and a family and an entire community rearing in fury at this breach of faith.   A simple and elegant love story which can make you cry along-with Saroja for her sufferings.  This story awakened so many feelings on so many levels desire, love, commitment, family then took to the darkest corn where long held beliefs hold too tightly to judgement and prejudices.  It reveled the caste cruel side of the society.  The story revealed how the society handle inter-caste marriage particular southern side of Tamil Nadu in Tiruchengode region.


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Girija, D. (2018). Cruel in Reality of Honour-Killing in Pyre by Perumal Murugan. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 6(7), 6. Retrieved from