Vishwamitra’s creations

“How can a society, which does not let even the creations of Vishwamitra make love naturally, give a chance for human lovers to meet?” asks Aravind Malagatti in one of the pieces in the book. “Which is why stories like that of Marammadevi and the buffalo have branched out so widely.”

The Exercise of Freedom is a bouquet of these branches, and the flowers and thorns they bear. In this section, Hindustan Times offers an excerpt from the book’s introduction.

Read the excerpt here.                                                                                        Buy the book here.