India’s economic transition has thrown up a diverse group of people grappling with changes that are often bewildering. Among them is Sathy, a zamindar with reduced wealth and status in Tamil Nadu, who can’t let go of his feudal past.
Islamic fundamentalists chopped off his right hand. His college dismissed him. The government abandoned him. His wife ended her own life when she could not take the trauma any longer. And his son was hounded by the police for no reason. Open met TJ Joseph in his hometown in central Kerala. The indefatigable teacher is in the midst of writing his memoir