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Where Vavachan roams: Kuttanad in Kerala.(V. Muthuraman/Universal Images Group via Getty)

Review: Moustache by S Hareesh is a novel that integrates songs and legends in a metafictional whirlpool

By Kunal Ray | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 03:42 PM IST
Set in Kerala’s Kuttanad and featuring Vavachan, who insists on keeping his moustache in defiance of caste norms, the novel, Moustache by S Hareesh, integrates local songs, legends and myths in a metafictional whirlpool.
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S Hareesh’s novel ‘Meesa’ depicted rigors of caste system that existed in Kerala half a century back.(Sreejithkoiloth/Wikimedia Commons)
S Hareesh’s novel ‘Meesa’ depicted rigors of caste system that existed in Kerala half a century back.(Sreejithkoiloth/Wikimedia Commons)

Malayalam writer S Hareesh withdraws novel citing threats from right wing groups

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 11:46 PM IST
Kerala Sahitya Akademi winner S Hareesh said he pained over a campaign against his novel and will publish the book later “when the climate was congenial”.
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