#ReadWomen: The Queen of Jasmine Country by Sharanya Manivannan

Now, I move constantly under cover of darkness and commit acts of subterfuge like the daughter of a thief. I surrender to the carnal like the daughter of a dancer. I scatter enigmas like the daughter of a shell-reader. I swallow the ocean in my dreams like the daughter of a diver. And still, I… Continue reading #ReadWomen: The Queen of Jasmine Country by Sharanya Manivannan

An Introduction to ‘Wild Words: Four Tamil Poets’

In 2003, at a time when politicians and other establishment figures of Tamil Nadu were caught up in a surge of Tamil chauvinism, a group of men and women, setting themselves up as guardians of Tamil culture, objected publicly to the language of a new generation of women poets, particularly in the work of Malathi… Continue reading An Introduction to ‘Wild Words: Four Tamil Poets’