Chemmeen

Chemmeen First published in Chemmeen tells the story of the relationship between Karutthamma a Hindu woman from the fisherfolk community and Pareekkutty the son of a Muslim fish wholesaler Unable to l

  • Title: Chemmeen
  • Author: Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai Anita Nair
  • ISBN: 9789350290866
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Paperback
  • First published in 1956, Chemmeen tells the story of the relationship between Karutthamma, a Hindu woman from the fisherfolk community, and Pareekkutty, the son of a Muslim fish wholesaler Unable to live with the man she loves, Karutthamma marries Palani, who, despite the scandal about his wife s past, never stops trusting her, a trust that is reaffirmed each timFirst published in 1956, Chemmeen tells the story of the relationship between Karutthamma, a Hindu woman from the fisherfolk community, and Pareekkutty, the son of a Muslim fish wholesaler Unable to live with the man she loves, Karutthamma marries Palani, who, despite the scandal about his wife s past, never stops trusting her, a trust that is reaffirmed each time he goes to sea and comes back safe since the sea mother myth among the fishermen community goes that the safe return of a fisherman depends on the fidelity of his wife Then, one night, Karutthamma and Pareekkutty meet and their love is rekindled while Palani is at sea, baiting a shark The hugely successful novel was adapted into a film of the same name, and won critical acclaim and commercial success Anita Nair s evocative translation brings this classic of Indian literature to a new generation that hasn t had the opportunity to savour this tale of love and longing.

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    1. Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai Anita Nair

      Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai Malayalam 17 April 1912 10 April 1999 was a novelist and short story writer of Malayalam language He is popularly known as Thakazhi, after his place of birth He focused on the oppressed classes as the subject of his works, which are known for their attention to historic detail He has written several novels and over 600 short stories His most famous works are Kayar Coir, 1978 and Chemmeen Prawns, 1956 film adaptation, 1965 He was awarded India s highest literary award, the Jnanpith in 1984.

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    1. T. S Pillai's masterpiece "Chemmeen" is a mesmerising seaside story. "Chemmeen" is a realistic fictional tragedy which focuses on the lifestyle of early fishermen folk in Kerala, the southern part of India. Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai's "Chemmeen" is the first Malayalam novel to win Sahitya Akademi award. The English version has been translated by Anita Nair and the translation is simple yet beautiful to read.This book had been made into a Malayalam movie by the same name. The cover page of the [...]


    2. I had watched the movie when I was a little kid and remember only hazy parts about the beach, the sea and boats sailing madly past each other. Saw the English version of this 'enduring malayalam classic' in a bookshop in Calicut and couldn;t resist buying it then and there. T S Pillai (or Thakazhi as he is popularly called) is an eminent malayalee author and I have read many of his books in malayalam, but somehow missed this one. I decided to read the translated version in English and was amused [...]


    3. As I laid Chemmeen down, I looked around. Here I was, in my house on a Sunday afternoon, comfortably reading with another. Yet, for the past hour or so, I was buffeted by stormy seas, howling winds, a doomed love, and angry words. Chemmeen grew on me slowly. I wondered initially at the utter simplicity of the language, but there is a natural cadence and rhythm that TS Pillai must have used in the original Malayalam. There are many themes that make me feel I would like to explore this book more - [...]


    4. I enjoyed the story throughout, it was an emotional journey, and we could easily relate to it.It's a Well crafted tale depicting the lives of Fisher folks in Kerala. Story of Mother Sea's sons and daughters; their values and way of life is what makes this story possible. Clash between norms and liberty makes their life happy, miserable and engaging; a life worth to live.


    5. പരീക്കുട്ടിയും കറുത്തമ്മയും പളനിയും ചെമ്പൻകുഞ്ഞും.എല്ലാവരുടെയും മനസ്സിലൂടെ ഒന്നു നടത്തിച്ചു തന്നു ശ്രീ തകഴി.


    6. Một chuyện tình ở làng chài Ấn Độ. Ấn tượng đầu tiên là tên tác giả và tên nhân vật, thiệt là hết sức phát rồ ^_^. Hai người trẻ tuổi lớn lên bên nhau, rồi phải lòng nhau từ lúc nào không hay. Họ đứng bên bãi cát, nói chuyện làm ăn vài câu qua lại, rồi hai người đứng cạnh nhau ôm bụng cười, cười như chưa bao giờ được cười. Đó là cảnh đầu tiên, cũng là cảnh vui duy nhất tr [...]


    7. Evokes images in the mind's eye as a good book should. Grey characters with depth and nuance and a taunt pace ensure this love story is very readable. Of course, like most malayalees I had heard about the movie much before the book. Happily, I had not seen it so the book was my introduction to the story and I'm glad it was that way. If you've not seen it, I'd give the movie a pass or just flit through it in 10 minutes on youtube. Cinema in 1965 just did not have the means to do justice to the bo [...]


    8. When I started on, I had no intentions of going till the end as I thought it could be just a story of poverty, love, betrayal and all that and yes, it was that but with a difference, I could not resist turning the pages one after the other and it flowed smoothlyThe life of fishermen and women, their beliefs, the petty horizon of all of it without much of the outer worldly interventions makes it enjoyable!But what a tragic end for all of it?In short, I enjoyed a great deal!!


    9. by expressing the love of 2.akazhi expresses the feelings of a dad on his daughter that impressed me.e characters were good especially 'ChembanKunju' and the surroundings of a sea and the language is apt for expressing it



    10. "ആട്ടെ, വള്ളോം വലേം മേടിക്കുമ്പം വള്ളത്തേലൊണ്ടാകുന്ന മീന് ഞങ്ങക്കു കച്ചോടം ചെയ്യാൻ വല്യ മരകാത്തി അച്ഛനോട് പറയുമോ ?"കറുത്തമ്മ പറഞ്ഞു "നല്ല വെല തന്നാല് മീന്തരാം "ചെമ്മീൻ - കടലോരം പാടിനടന്ന [...]


    11. It is unnecessary to do an analysis of the plot. Like every other plot, it is a plot that has been told a hundred thousand times. How worth is it therefore to think about how action leads to action leads to conclusion? Even inaction has its consequences and consequence, not conclusion, is worth your attention. Conceive this novel idea: there exists no plot. Only theme. Desire. Or is it greed? Or ambition? And so how does the symbol of ambition and acquired wealth, the great boat of Chemban Kunju [...]




    12. ലോകസാഹിത്യത്തിൽ തന്നെ നോക്കിയാൽ ചെമ്മീൻ ഒരു ക്ലാസിക് ആണ്. വലിയൊരു നിരൂപണം തന്നെ എഴുതണം എന്നുണ്ട്. സമയം കിട്ടുമ്പോൾ റീവ്യൂ അപ്ഡേറ്റ് ചെയ്യാം.




    13. A tragic tale of how superstition and prejudice masked in traditions and customs, greed and gossip bring about the the downfall of a fisher family. In the centre of it all, a young couple's forbidden love - because they come from different religious and caste backgrounds. I had hoped perhaps love would triumph all.


    14. நோபல் பரிசு பெற்ற பிரெஞ்சு எழுத்தாளர் ஆல்பெர் காம்யுவின் கடைசி நூல் 'முதல் மனிதன்'. 1960 இல் கார் விபத்தில் அவர் காலமான போது அவர் கைப்பையில் இருந்த முடிக்கப்பெறாத நாவல் இது. பின்னர் 1995 இல் அ [...]


    15. This is a review of the English translation of Chemmeen by Anita Nair.There is not much to write about Thakazhi SivasankaraPillai’s Chemmeen, written in 1956 and translated by Anita Nair in 2011. The original novel written in Malyalam must was a widely acclaimed classic, the translated version was childish and silly. Undeveloped characters, and unexplained motivations made me lose interest in the book, but I plodded on in the hope that something would change. Karuthamma, the daughter of Chakki [...]


    16. Very interesting read and it hit home several points that I am personally facing currently and have been facing as a woman and as an Asian at that.I'm so grateful to my Scottish Lit friends who recommended this to me, introducing South Indian authors to my ever growing list.I'm not sure if this can be categorized as a Feminist work or a criticism of Asian superstition that still plague our societies, but I'm astounded by Pillai's feminist dialogue.He doesn't fully give in to the feminist belief [...]


    17. Mùa Tôm, cái tên chẳng hiểu sao lại làm mình liên tưởng đến một làng chài ven biển Việt Nam, nơi có những ngư dân hiền lành chất phác ngày đêm lam lũ vật lộn với biển cả để mang về những mẻ cá, mẻ tôm đặng có cái ăn, cái mặc. Tuy nhiên, làng chài xuất hiện trong Mùa Tôm lại không phải ở Việt Nam, mà là một làng chài phương Nam Ấn Độ, gần làng Thakazhi của tác giả. Đối với mình [...]


    18. Another of those that was always on the list of 'to read', managed because of syllabus requirement. Poignant love story, closed societies, tough lifestyles linked with the vagaries of nature, personalities all conniving to keep the young couple separated, can only end in multiple deaths. Nobody ends up happily, neither the one pursuing prosperity, losing all sense of integrity, definitely not those living by their emotions. One could wish that societies would cease creating such desperate lives, [...]


    19. A poignant tale of immortal love which epitomised love for Malayalees for decades.It was always the Keralites take on Laila Majnu,Heer Ranja and Romeo Juliet.The tale has more than Pareekutti and Karuthamma's unfinished love and final enlightenment.The writing in a simple understandable literature has its share of arrogant dad,doting mom and an incomplete tale of a sibling left to tend and clean after their mess.Panchami is a birth that better never happened.A sordid tale in glimpses and an immo [...]


    20. I have no clue how this book got such mediocre overall ratings, I'm afraid people are comparing it to the original in Malayalam. As a book and as a translation, this books triumphs. The visual and literary elements in this book are very interesting. Although not an original plot anymore, there is still something fresh about this story. The characters also feel realistic and each of them have unique mannerisms. All this results in a must read book. The afterword is also a good addition. One of th [...]


    21. Chemmeen (meaning: Prawns ) is more famous as a movie than as a novel. It is a story interwined with the Fisherfolk community and the myths and beliefs fostered by the community. The belief is that the safety of a fisherman goes into the wild seas is governed by the chastity / fidelity of the womanfolk who is waiting for him ashore.Chemmeen won the Presidents Gold Medal award in the Best Fim Category in 1965. It was a colossal effort involving South Indian technicians like Ramu Kariat teaming wi [...]


    22. This version of Chemmeen I read is a translation by Anita Nair. But as it always is with translations, I expect that some of the true character of a story is lost. Nevertheless I enjoyed the moments I spent reading this truly rustic tale of love and loss within the fisherman community in Kerala. It is a beautiful story that brings with it the heartwrenching pain of a good love story.A good buy from Trivandrum airport during that layover in May/June 2012.


    23. I bought this book only because my favourite authour Anita Nair had translated itWhile you may not fully identify with the characters in the book, you are moved by the viciousness of gossip that haunts Karuthamma, the protagonist in Chemmeen. The ending is poignant and makes you wonder if our myths have some truth to them they?


    24. chemmeen brings out-the oppression of women both physically and emotionally - in a beautiful way ! Karuthamma can be regarded as the fore-runner of feminists and to imagine what furore this book would have caused in the traditional keralite society decades back - TSS deserves a salute !! and pari-kutty , can't wait to see his cast on screen :)


    25. I had read the original Malayalam novel in the '60s. I had also seen the national award winning movie adapted from this novel.But reading the English translation, though well done, left me with a hollow feeling. Probably the spirit of the original could not be brought into an English translation as well as it can be to other Indian languages.I admire the effort, though.


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