meena kandasamy
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meena kandasamy

poet & writer


Section 377 is against the Right to Equality

We would rather be in jail for holding the Indian Supreme Court in contempt, instead of being complicit with institutionalised homophobia

Deccan Chronicle / Asian Age / December 2013 / [Pdf , 33.9 KB]

A Panther in Life

Namdeo Dhasal has left behind words that will outlast his political trajectory. Remembering the iconic Marathi poet and writer

Tehelka / January 2014

Hurtling towards a rape nation

The Badaun and Bhagana gang rapes of minor Dalit girls come to us as stark reminders of not only the horror expected where sexual violence meets caste atrocity, but also to lay bare the nature of the state machinery that protects the accused.

India Today / June 2014

Little Girls Are Most at Risk

On child sexual abuse. And why, legislation alone cannot save women trapped in a patriarchal culture . . .

India Today / April 2013

I Singe The Body Electric

In a house of slamming doors and broken dreams, there are no kisses. Only the confidence of silent curtains. (First person account of domestic violence & marital rape)

Outlook / March 2012

We are the 49%

Indian politics has woefully failed to address women's issues

Prospect Magazine / April 2014

The Really Good Men

Guwahati molestation incident has shown the Indian male at his worst.

India Today / July 2012

Mangled Lore

Would our Hindu moral police and culture saviours revive the attire of the Chola bronzes?

Outlook / August 2012

The Dialectics of a Genocide

Interview with A.Lokeesan, TamilNet.com's chief correspondent in Vanni during Eelam War IV

Kindle Magazine / September 2012

Only A Homeland For A Toothless Paper Tiger

Half-hearted gestures by Indian/Tamil Nadu politicians and foreign policy diplomats for Eelam Tamils, the watery UN resolution included, serves them ill

Outlook / March 2013

The Future of Caste: We Can Look Forward . . .

Caste has survived because of its atrocities, literally over the dead bodies of lynched lovers, over charred Dalit settlements, through the use of organized violence to enforce and maintain superordination and subordination. Caste is the colourful poison.

Himal South Asian / April 2010 / [Pdf , 28.8 KB]

All Aboard The Slave Ship

Open letter to Young India, callous and comfy in its cocoon //Unrest simmers all over society, but as you are extremely busy hanging out in some shopping mall, you have no time to tell your government to behave. How can you talk to power?

Outlook / October 2011

A Cowed Down Nation

In the shadow of the Hyderabad Beef Festival: Why kill over a people’s dietary preference for beef?

Outlook / April 2012

Photo-essay: Dharmapuri

What happened in Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri district is not merely anti-Dalit caste hatred, but also the most vicious form of sexual oppression of women. Almost every single home was burnt and looted. A report from the cindered remains of their homes.

Rediff / November 2012

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