Why did Indulekha decide to marry Madhavan out of the way?
- Suri Nambuthiri, the foolish landlord who comes to marry Indulekha, is the focus of much satire in the novel.
- The intelligent heroine rejects him and chooses Madhavan, the educated and handsome Nayar as her husband and the young couple move to Madras, where Madhavan joins the civil services.
- Suri Nambuthiri, desperate to find a partner for himself, finally marries a poorer relation from the same family and goes away pretending that he has married Indulekha.
- Chandu Menon clearly wanted his readers to appreciate the new values of his hero and heroine and criticise the ignorance and immorality of Suri Nambuthiri.