Othappu: The Scent of the Other Side by Sarah JosephOthappu: The Scent of the Other Side by Sarah Joseph

Othappu: The Scent of the Other Side

bySarah Joseph

Paperback | January 15, 2012

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Othappu is about a woman's yearning for a true understanding of spirituality and her own sexuality. The novel is a powerful indictment of the hypocrisy that plagues Christianity in many parts of the Subcontinent. Othappu unfolds at many levels to critique notions of class, caste, antiquity,and prestige that have, over time, eroded the power of the first church.The detailed Introduction by Jancy James provides rare insights into the work and skilfully sketches the social history of Kerala, the location of the novel. Two special inclusions - Paul Zacharia on the different meanings of 'othappu' and a dialogue between the author and Githa Hiranyan - lendfresh perspectives to the work.
Sarah Joseph has been instrumental in founding the later twentieth-century women's movement in Kerala. An acclaimed short-story writer and novelist, her novels besides Othappu (2005), include Aalaahayude Penmakkal (1999), winner of the Central Sahitya Akademi Award and the Vayalar Award; Maatathi (2003), winner of the O. Chandumenon A...
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Title:Othappu: The Scent of the Other SideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198079982

ISBN - 13:9780198079989

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Table of Contents

Author's NoteTranslator's NoteIntroductionKinship TermsA HomecomingA Corpse in the ColonyRebekkaShushba! Shushba! Shushba!'Aabelamma VisitsGosaikunnuWanderingsYohannan KasseessaThe ScentGuardians, Avengers'I have No Peace'The Scent in the WoodsFace to FaceSon of TheredyaPower and Glory'Where does Augustine Sleep?'A SuicidePriest, Nun, AtheistChandy-DoctorHistory on FireHand on WombBegger's AlmsNuns and GiftsFlourish of RavuttaAdvocate Chiramel's ProposalListen! The Story ...GlossarySarah Joseph and Githa Hiranyan: A Dialogue