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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’

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Farewell, Mahatma: One day before he is assassinated, Gandhi steps out of Birla House into newly independent Delhi, wanting his approaching death to be a final, redemptive message.

Farewell, Mahatma, Stories by Devibharathi, Translated from the Tamil by N Kalyan Raman From the gentle screech of its hinges, Gandhi knew that someone was pushing open the door to his room. Then he heard the shuffling of feet moving closer with each careful step. The Mahatma closed his eyes and pretended to be asleep. It…… Continue reading Farewell, Mahatma: One day before he is assassinated, Gandhi steps out of Birla House into newly independent Delhi, wanting his approaching death to be a final, redemptive message.