Perumal Morrigan is an author from a small Indian town who writes about caste and how it plays out in fictional villages. After bearing an organized attack against his novel One Part Woman in his hometown, the author didn’t write or read for several years, reports Ellen Barry for the New York Times.
Now, although Morrigan is writing again and has several new books out, he says that: “A censor is seated inside me now. … He is testing every word that is born within me. His constant caution that a word may be misunderstood so, or it may be interpreted thus, is a real bother. But I’m unable to shake him off.”