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The Poison of Love

The Poison of Love

K R Meera
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‘An intense, dramatic novel written in spare, well-crafted prose . . . A deep, dark tale’ The Hindu

When Tulsi first meets Madhav, she is irrevocably drawn to his chiselled good looks and charm. Although wary of his many dalliances and the string of broken hearts left in his wake, she is surprised by the intense desire that Madhav arouses in her. And before long, she forsakes her family, her prospective career, her fiancé-all for the love of this inscrutable man.
But love can be like poison. Years later, Tulsi escapes to the ancient city of Vrindavan, seeking redemption amidst the cries and prayers of its anguished widows. However, when her past catches up with her, old wounds resurface with dramatic consequences.

‘Enthralling . . . disturbing . . . A book that resonates powerfully with some of our most primal impulses-a consuming love, a corrosive hatred, a need for vengeance’ Indian Express

‘A novella [of] so much intensity . . . Ministhy is new to translating K.R. Meera but manages to wring out each drop of obsession’ Outlook

‘Written with such breathless energy and foreboding that you can barely put the book down . . . A masterpiece in miniature’ The Hindu BusinessLine

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Apr/2018

ISBN: 9780143442721

Length : 128 Pages

MRP : ₹250.00

The Poison of Love

K R Meera

‘An intense, dramatic novel written in spare, well-crafted prose . . . A deep, dark tale’ The Hindu

When Tulsi first meets Madhav, she is irrevocably drawn to his chiselled good looks and charm. Although wary of his many dalliances and the string of broken hearts left in his wake, she is surprised by the intense desire that Madhav arouses in her. And before long, she forsakes her family, her prospective career, her fiancé-all for the love of this inscrutable man.
But love can be like poison. Years later, Tulsi escapes to the ancient city of Vrindavan, seeking redemption amidst the cries and prayers of its anguished widows. However, when her past catches up with her, old wounds resurface with dramatic consequences.

‘Enthralling . . . disturbing . . . A book that resonates powerfully with some of our most primal impulses-a consuming love, a corrosive hatred, a need for vengeance’ Indian Express

‘A novella [of] so much intensity . . . Ministhy is new to translating K.R. Meera but manages to wring out each drop of obsession’ Outlook

‘Written with such breathless energy and foreboding that you can barely put the book down . . . A masterpiece in miniature’ The Hindu BusinessLine

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K R Meera

K.R. Meera started out as a journalist in 1998. She won a series of awards for her reportage till she quit to be a full-time writer of fiction in 2006. She has since published short stories, novels and essays, and has been recognized with some of the most prestigious prizes for literary writing in Malayalam including the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award and the Odakkuzhal Award. She lives in Kottayam with her husband Dileep and daughter Shruthi.
A bilingual feminist scholar, J. Devika has translated Malayali women authors from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and contemporary writers like Sarah Joseph, Nalini Jameela, Anitha Thampi and V.M. Girija besides K.R. Meera.

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