Kaatu Perumal – Folk Hero of Sungai Siput


A book which narrates the oral history of the community of Sg.Siput who lived in the estates of Sg.Siput during the era of Emergency through the life of Kaatu Perumal where all the incidents which took place on that particular timeline is elaborated thoroughly through oral histories of those who knew him personally.



This is a historically important booklet, a “must” material which reader must learn more about on how the Emergency has affected the Tamil communities in the rubber estates of Sg.Siput. The horror of Chinese squatters herded into New Villages is better known compared to the sufferings of their Indian compatriots within the concentration camps of the plantations. This inspiring and heroic life of Kaatu Perumal reflects reflects their struggle for a just economic existence, and for human respect and dignity.