The affirmation of Hinduism by politicians and public figures in the South is not soft Hindutva. It is a reaction to the political agenda of radicalising Hinduism.
Tamil author and scholar Perumal Murugan talks about the importance of translations, the role of Sahitya Akademi and his return to writing in a conversation with The Wire’s books editor Omair Ahmad.
The Goa police will approach experts and the office of the directorate of official language to probe the etymology of the “abuses and explicit language” used in the poems.
Privacy is a space for art, for creativity in dignity; a space where every aspect of being – physical, intellectual, emotional and sexual – is liberated.
The celebrated Tamil writer looks at the manner in which caste hierarchies operate at the level of the everyday.
The 13 titles vying for the literary award showcase a diverse approach to South Asian narratives.
Environmental activist Nityanand Jayaraman produced the ‘Chennai Poromboke Paadal’, featuring T.M. Krishna, as part of a campaign to raise awareness about the encroachment on Chennai’s Ennore Creek.
It is the ‘before’ and the ‘after’ of Murugan’s literary career that really offers rich and useful insights into his work, more than the period of his literary exile.
He may have been resurrected as a writer by the judiciary and his own poetry, but the forced exile from his own land – the roots of his own writing – have long term consequences for the literature he now produces.
A statement by Tamil poet and novelist Perumal Murugan on ending his self-imposed literary exile.
The Madras high court reminds the state that it is charged with the obligation to resist the illegal demands of censorious mobs, not to appease them.
The measure of the writer is the terror she inspires in the ceremonial orders of power.