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  • VASTUHARA Alternative
  • The DISPOSSESSED Alternative


Set in Calcutta in 1971. Venu is a junior officer assigned by the government to deal with with the rehabilitation of refugees from Bengal to the Andaman Islands. One of the applicants is Arathi Panicker, who he discovers, had had been considered an outsider and ostracised by the family on her marriage to Venu's uncle. She has a daughter Damayanthi and a son who is in hiding from the authorities. Venu is unable to help Arathi as she is not from one of the scheduled castes eligible for rehabilition but he returns to his ancestral home in Kerala in an attempt to persuade his family to restore to her, a rightful share of the ancestral property.

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