The ban is not the first of its kind in Tamil Nadu. Neither the almost systematic persecution of writers by caste and communal forces. Another of Mallar’s books, Meendezhum Pandiyar Varalaru (The History Of Pandya’s Resurrection) was banned by the government two years ago for similar reasons.
In the controversy over Perumal Murugan’s novel Madhorubagan (One Part Woman), the district administration forced the writer to sign a one-sided agreement to withdraw the copies of his novel from bookstores and refrain from publishing it again. Earlier, writers like Ma Mu Kannan and Durai Guna had faced social ostracisation in their villages for the books authored by them.
Different reasons for banning