Thodupuzha: Prof. T. J. Joseph, who faced severe backlash and protests over the controversial question paper he had prepared back in 2010, has released the third edition of his autobiography Attupokatha Ormakal. The edition was released in an event at the Thodupuzha Press Club.
Releasing the new edition to the public, P.T. Thomas M.L.A mentioned that Prof. Joseph was a living victim of mass hysteria. N.M Pearson said that the real faces of the religious institutions of the state were clearly visible in the book. Prof. Joseph gave the closing address at the event.
Prof. Joseph came under controversy 10 years ago while serving as the professor of Malayalam at the Newmans College in Thodupuzha for preparing questions which, according to many, had shades of religious profanity. The events that occurred there after redefined his life. From having his hand chopped off, losing his job to penning down the traumatic incident and how it changed his life as he knew it, Prof. Joseph gives readers an intimate narrative of his life in his novel.
Attupokatha Ormakal is written in two parts with more than 40 chapters. The book presents the unbroken memories of a scholar who was a victim of the brutal side of humanity.