The Queen of Jasmine Country by Sharanya Manivannan

to publish Sharanya Manivannan’s The Queen of Jasmine Country HarperCollins India is proud to announce, on the occasion of Andal Jayanti, the publication of Sharanya Manivannan’s The Queen of Jasmine Country, which imagines the life of the devotional poet Andal from medieval Tamilagam, in October 2018. This is Manivannan’s second book of fiction, after the… Continue reading The Queen of Jasmine Country by Sharanya Manivannan

Short Story: Farewell, Mahatma

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 had to be Dhaniklal – an old man who was by far… Continue reading Short Story: Farewell, Mahatma

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’

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.