The time of the story is October 1947, soon after independence and partition of India.
The hero felt embarrassed when guests came down to stay with him because there were no plenty of rooms in his house to accommodate them.
The hero was working as a clerk in the office of an insurance company.
The writer does not give a name to the hero of the story deliberately because he wants to keep the hero’s communal and caste identity hidden.
The Talking Plough tells the story of Ouseph, a poor farmer and Kannan , his bullock. For the poor farmer, kannan is a member of the family. The pull of social forces and new ways of exploitation did not spare Ouseph. He had to mortgage his paddy field and sell his bullock to find dowry …
The Talking Plough tells the story of Ouseph, a poor farmer and Kannan , his bullock. For the poor farmer, Kannan is a member of the family. The pull of social forces and new ways of exploitation did not spare Ouseph. He had to mortgage his paddy field and sell his bullock to find dowry …
Ouseph, the poor farmer was so fond of his bullock Kannan that he treated him as if he were his own son. Kannan was different in many respects from other bullocks. There was not a farmer who did not marvel at Kannan’s prowess and stature. He was a true bullock. Even his gait had a …
About the death of Kannan, the writer observed that while Ouseph’s own family failed to understand, the poor beast succeeds. It died in the dead of the night, unable to bear to see the family hurting him.
Maria and Katri taunted Ouseph with a thousand questions because they were distressed to find him back from the town empty handed. Instead of some new clothes for Katri, they saw Ouseph bringing the bullock back.
In order to save Kannan from the butchers, Ouseph bought him back with the money which his wife managed to find through a chitty for buying new clothes for the daughter Katri and he took Kannan Home.