Tamil literature

“I write with the same hands that carried shit”: Reading Pandiyakannan’s ‘Salavaan’

The Tamil writer Pandiyakannan, the first novelist from the Kuravar community, offers an intimate portrait of the lives of manual scavengers

| May 25, 2023

Meena Kandasamy’s feminist intervention on the Tirukkural

The unparalleled Tamil classic’s third part, covering desire, was long overlooked, but Kandasamy’s new translation looks precisely at it to challenge convention

| Apr 11, 2023

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