'The world-renowned nose' by vaikkom muhammed basheer is a homorous story,a satire on the contemporary society and the political incidents behind it.The story seems like to be an unimaginable tale,but the characters and the 'long nose' referred in the story may be taken as a symbol of those gang of society who worships just the status and the glory of a person, not the hard ways through which he walked in the past to earn a living as well as the ways through which he achieved those heights.
The hero of the story is an illiterate foolish young man,who works as a cook in a rich man's house to earn a living.He is not at all careful about the seriousness of life,except having food to his satisfaction and inhaling stuff!But something strange happened at his 24th age -His nose started to grow!It grew in length and finally,passed his mouth&chin and reached his navel & then stopped growing any more.People started to crowd before the house and stared and amazed upon the extra-ordinary nose!As it became a nuisance for the house owner,the cook was dismissed from the job.He sat in his hut without having enough food for days and a single buck to buy even a pinch of stuff for his mental relief.Still the crowd queued before the hut,but no one sympathised or lent a helping hand in this dreadful situation.At last he became angry & asked his mother to shut the door.Now the crowd bribed his mother & and she was forced to place his son as an exhibit property
before the society to escape from povery.Mother & son began to get money and within several days they were honoured by themselves as the richest among the rich across the country!
As the man became famous,politicians hatched conspiracies to 'capture' him.The ruling party made him his loyal by giving him a title and a gold medal.The president too honoured his position in the society.Then the opposition party started agitation,violence & riots,on the pretext that the nose was a pseudo made of rubber!The man was arrested by the police under the influence to examine the nose by the gang of expert doctors.Any way,the nose was proved to be real and this led to his nomination as the Member of Parliament by the president.But the opposition parties didn't agreed to that.They formed a United Front and continued their struggle.
At last,actually,what happened was the 'crowning 'of a gang of people as the fools!It was not the cook,neither the ruling parties nor the opposition parties who were made fools.Then who???
No one else ,than the poor citizens& the intellectuals of the country upon whom the whole drama were organised!But know,they didn't realised this drama as we too don't understand the same in our real life!!!!!.....