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Murder In Melur By Stuart Blackburn1
Rs. 395
SKU: TBS5286

Velan saw the shape of a man in the dark, but not the machete gripped in his hand…

Set in a small town in South India in the early 1970s, Murder in Melur is...

  • Book Name: Murder In Melur By Stuart Blackburn
  • Publisher: Rupa Publications
  • Product Type: English
  • Barcode: 9788130000000
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Velan saw the shape of a man in the dark, but not the machete gripped in his hand…

Set in a small town in South India in the early 1970s, Murder in Melur is the story of Vijayan, a

confused idealist who is buffeted by the politics of the period—the Rationalist, Dravidian and

Communist movements in the Tamil country as well as the incipient civil war in Sri Lanka. His

idealism, however, is frustrated not only by social convention and injustice but also by his own

inertia and self-absorption.

But when his friend Velan, a political activist, is mysteriously murdered, it gives Vijayan an

opportunity to put his ideas into practice but also leads him into a chilling web of deceit and

political intrigue from which it seems he cannot escape.

As he digs deeper into Velan’s life to look for answers, Velan’s murderer lurks in the background

and appears to be following Vijayan. But the questions keep piling up as the suspense builds. Why

did Velan have to die? Is his killer the mysterious stranger with the limp? Or could it be someone

closer home?

Taut and well-paced, Murder in Melur knits together the lives of ordinary people, including folklore

with the larger social and political issues of the day.

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