Study Guide

Reverend E. John Ipe/ Punnyan Kunju in The God of Small Things

By Arundhati Roy

Reverend E. John Ipe/ Punnyan Kunju

He's Baby Kochamma and Pappachi's father. He was a well-regarded priest in the Mar Thoma Church. He became known as Punnyan Kunju (Little Blessed One) after the Patriarch of Antioch, who is the head of the Syrian Christian Church, personally blessed him. His portrait hangs in the Ayemenem House.