Summons to writer Joe D’ Cruz
He had allegedly portrayed fishermen, Christianity, priests and nuns in bad light in his novel Korkai
After writer Perumal Murugan, it is now the turn of Tamil writer Joe D’ Cruz to face the wrath of his community for writing a work of fiction about them.
Sahitya Academy award-winning novel Korkai released in 2009 has landed Mr. D’Cruz in legal trouble.
On a complaint alleging that the novel had portrayed fishermen, Christianity, priests and nuns in bad light, the Judicial
Magistrate-II of Thoothukudi has issued a summons directing him to appear before the court on June 12.
“He has written as if promiscuity is prevalent among fisherwomen. His portrayal of Catholic priests and nuns has offended the faith. It caused me and others who have read the novel pain and anguish,” said V. Alangara Bharathavar, general secretary of the Meenavar Viduthalai Iyakkam in Thoothukudi.
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