Funny Boy


Shyam Selvadurai

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The Tamil word for the colored dot traditionally worn by Hindus between the eyebrows. (In English, this is most commonly called by its Hindi name, bindi.)
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Pottu Term Timeline in Funny Boy

The timeline below shows where the term Pottu appears in Funny Boy. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
2. Radha Aunty
Masculinity and Queerness Theme Icon
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...invites Arjie to play in her room. She lets him try on her makeup and pottus, then comments that he “would have made a beautiful girl.” She even shows him to... (full context)