Tamil

Attesting the ‘wounded land’

A review of 'Then There Were No Witnesses' by Ahilan, translated by Geetha Sukumaran.

| Jan 27, 2020

Love, with an albatross attached: Part I

A personal essay about coming of age in the world of hypercompetitive education in 1990s India.

| May 11, 2018

Freeing the fourth estate

In post-Rajapaksa Sri Lanka there is less restriction on the media.

| Sep 20, 2016

The spectre haunting Lankan democracy

Will economic austerity come in the way of democracy?

| Jun 08, 2016

In search of welfare

In Sri Lanka, disasters and welfare policy shape each other.

| Jul 17, 2015

Of nymphs and flowering trees

Female rites of passage – Ramanujan’s Kannada tales and Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

| Mar 20, 2015

When the worm turns

On 8 January, the dynastic ambition of the Rajapaksas faces an unprecedented challenge.

| Dec 31, 2014

Violence in the time of ‘no-war’

Sri Lanka’s militarised approach in the aftermath of the civil war has had destabilising social consequences.

| Sep 29, 2014

A requiem for the Jaffna Library

Chronicling the fall and resurrection of the Jaffna Public Library, and mourning all that can never be recovered.

| Jan 14, 2014

The making of the marginalised

Daniel Bass’ ethnographic look at Sri Lanka’s Up-country Tamils uncovers crucial histories, but underplays the role of socio-economic marginalisation in shaping their identities

| May 05, 2013

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