Aniruddhan Vasudevan's translation longlisted for the International Booker Prize

March 28, 2023

Pyre, Aniruddhan Vasudevan's English translation of celebrated Tamil author Perumal Murugan's novel Pookuzhi, has been longlisted for the International Book Prize 2023. Pyre (Grove Atlantic, US & Pushkin Press, UK) is a novel about intercaste love and the violence it faces. Saroja and Kumaresan are in love and they have married quickly before arriving in Kumaresan's village. But they are harboring a secret. Saroja is from a different caste, and if people find out, the newlyweds could be in grave danger. Will their love keep them safe? 

Aniruddhan Vasudevan is a lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and the Department of Anthropology, and a Link-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows.