Chapter 6 – Prying Eyes

If you've missed Chapter 5 Click here The police loitering near Khader ikkaka’s Chayakada(teashop)... Khadar ikkaka was speeding to buy some eggs and milk from Janaki amma’s farmhouse, entrusting Abu, his eldest son, at the Chayakada(teashop). The mildly wet grass on the paddy fields caressed his sore feet as he dragged them hurriedly through the… Continue reading Chapter 6 – Prying Eyes

Chapter 5 – The Incest

She plunged the Kathara into the Jathikka tree

If you've missed Chapter 4 Click here She plunged the Kathara into the Jathikka tree... After the kathara (dagger) was scraped vigorously on the rock its blade shined like diamond dust and was equipped to kill even with an effortless swipe. Gritting her teeth, she clasped the herbs together and butchered them into tiny bits… Continue reading Chapter 5 – The Incest

Chapter 4 – Karumban

If you've missed Chapter 3 Click here Before the dusk — Karumban and Kathyayani, the forbidden Thicket, the Temple in the Paddy fields, the way towards Theloottu Mana Being an eminent Theyyam artist, Thondachan transforms miraculously during his Theyyam performances into a mighty and fearless supernatural human, more of God rather. With the majestic headgear,… Continue reading Chapter 4 – Karumban

Chapter 3 – Thondachan Peruvambad

Thondachan Peruvambad

If you've missed Chapter 2 Click here Theyyam face floating above her in the air...  ‘Theyyam’ was Thondachan’s life. It gave him all that he could have only dreamt of. The face that he fancied—The unearthly power. He considered his life to be a stage, that was set up to master his Theyyam moves. His… Continue reading Chapter 3 – Thondachan Peruvambad

Chapter 2 – The Law

Chapter 2 - The Law

The paddy fields and the temple... Theloottu Dharmedran Tamburan, a.k.a Dharmendran Tamburan laid in between the trail of tyre marks left by the convoy of tractors, that usually pass the field’s pathways early in the morning carrying fodder for the oxen. The temple bells resonated through the paddy fields to purify the air. Swwwwishhhhh— the long… Continue reading Chapter 2 – The Law

Chapter 1 – Tears of Contentment and Peace

Theyyam - The Dance of the Gods... Deserted in the broad pathway amidst the thick paddy fields lay—Theloottu Dharmedran Tamburan, the conspicuous womanizer. His Kasav mund (silk dhoti) was crumpled all the way up to his thighs revealing his hairy legs while his hands that stretched out from his naked torso seemed to grab the grass on… Continue reading Chapter 1 – Tears of Contentment and Peace