Poison Roots by Jeya Mohan, translated to English by Padma Narayanan

Category: Fiction
Publisher (English): Amaryllis

Poison Roots is about a young boy’s disillusionment with people around him. Contrary to his initial opinions, he finds hypocrisy in people from all walks of life, whether it is the traditional Brahmin, the charismatic party member, the biased politicians, the academics, or the students. The hero finds that though he himself does not believe in either caste or religion, his upper-caste background follows him through life, to either speak for or against him at various points.