Tales from a Kerala Village
Meet our small, traditional, typical and anonymous Kerala village. Each week our undercover correspondent brings us the latest news and hottest gossip from the community. There is no hint too subtle or nuance too inflected for him not only to hear the story but consider and prognosticate on its significance.
Today, India may be migrating to the city lights, but the beating heart and consciousness of India is still the village with its traditions, superstitions, rivalries, illicit loves and, when push comes to shove, its sense of shared experience and community.
Enjoy our own Kerala tales: they are the face of rural india laid bare!
Rabindranath Tagore defined the short story as "Simple events of life, happy or sad, Some sad strings from the train of forgetfulness, Not fraught with heavy descriptions, Not crowded with events, No advice, no philosophy Only the feeling that the story is not yet over Although there is no more to read". The stories from our Village Life are individually very short but together they form a sort of dramaturgy of the Kerala life that is beginning to recede as the modern world has more and more impact on village life. Once remote and inward looking, villages are now connected and the myths and beliefs of the village are being disipated by worldly news.