Kocharethi, the Araya Woman: A Saga of the Mala Arayar Tribe.
Dr. T. Senthil Veera Kumari
Social Injustice, Oppression, Identity, Resistance, Resilience, Empowerment.
The Tribals have a rich oral literature in the forms of songs, tales and riddles. Their written narratives aims at self-representation, search for identity, a sense of being an adivasi into the world of imaginative writing. Narayan is the first tribal writer to depict the history, traditions and travails of the Malay Arayan tribal community in Kerala in the twentieth century through the lives of Kunjipennu and her husband Kochuraman. The writer portrays instances how the Mala Arayar challenge the social injustices prevalent in their society, from a insider’s point of view. The novel promotes the idea that education is a fundamental right that can lead to personal growth, empowerment and social change This paper discusses the acts of resistance of various forms of oppression , attempts to challenge and showcase the strength, resilience and the determination to fight for their rights and create a more equitable community
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 8

Page(s): 414 - 418
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