Meera voices support for preserving Malayalam culture

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014,20:10 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Dubai | Award winning author K R Meera has voiced her concerns on eroding traditions and Indian values while supporting the use of social media in preserving Malayalam culture. Kerala Sahitya Akademi award winner Meera, 44, talked about globalisation as well as liberalisation, saying this can be done by embracing contemporary outlets such as social media to reignite a spark and spread awareness about South India’s majestic, robust culture.
While talking about her latest novel ‘Hang Woman’, Meera said she came across a compelling story about a female executioner while watching news. Capital punishment still happens in some parts of India but the fact that the executioner was female was very unusual because so far, only men were allowed to do this particular job, she said at the Sharjah International Book Fair concluded recently adding that this real life incident inspired her to write ‘Hang Woman’.
The book delves into great detail about gender, poverty, social class and the subjective nature of morality. Chetna Mullick is a character whose multifaceted nature unfolds throughout the story, illustrating strength, maturity and a deep level of compassion. She has also written screenplays of four serials and was credited as the associate in writing for the film Ore Kadal, which won a National Award.