Culture > Meena Kandasamy’s feminist intervention on the Tirukkural

A statue of Tiruvalluvar at Kanniyakumari, Tamil Nadu. Meena Kandasamy’s The Book of Desire is not merely another addition to the countless translations of Tiruvalluvar’s classic Tirukkural. Instead, it rescues the text from patriarchal and often reductive interpretations. Photo: Flickr / Prabhu B Doss

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