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Meena Kandasamy

Articles by Meena Kandasamy

Dalits Under Siege: How Lower Castes Are Being Systematically Targeted In Tamil Nadu

Dalits Under Siege: How Lower Castes Are Being Systematically Targeted In Tamil Nadu

Nov 24, 2021 Meena Kandasamy

Right-wing propaganda often fuels false outrage to target Dalits and their organisations

Making Sense Of Dalit Political Assertions

Making Sense Of Dalit Political Assertions

Oct 16, 2021 Meena Kandasamy

In the final part of her four-part series, poet and activist Meena Kandasami draws conclusions from her...

The Five-Pointed White Star Of Dravid

The Five-Pointed White Star Of Dravid

Oct 16, 2021 Meena Kandasamy

In which, poet and activist Meena Kandasami visits Ground Zero of an unfolding grassroots movement in Tamil...

The Long March To Freedom

The Long March To Freedom

Oct 16, 2021 Meena Kandasamy

In the third part of her 4-part series, poet and activist Meena Kandasami continues reporting from Ground...

Flags Of Our Forgotten Ancestors

Flags Of Our Forgotten Ancestors

Oct 16, 2021 Meena Kandasamy

In the second part of her 4-part series, poet and activist Meena Kandasami continues reporting from Ground...

An Unfolding Dalit Movement In Tamil Nadu Has Escaped Nation’s Attention

An Unfolding Dalit Movement In Tamil Nadu Has Escaped Nation’s Attention

Oct 14, 2021 Meena Kandasamy

Poet and activist Meena Kandasamy visits ground zero of the grassroots movement down South to understand the...

"I Am An Anti-National…Count Me Out"

Feb 17, 2016 Meena Kandasamy

In the name of patriotism, do not demand my complicity for your endless crimes. I want to secede from this...

How Real-Life Tamil Love Stories End

How Real-Life Tamil Love Stories End

Jul 22, 2013 Meena Kandasamy

The PMK’s cult of anti-Dalit hatred led to Ilavarasan’s death. And the world looks on with aloofness.

Only A Homeland For A Toothless Paper Tiger

Only A Homeland For A Toothless Paper Tiger

Apr 01, 2013 Meena Kandasamy

Half-hearted gestures by politicians and foreign policy diplomats for Eelam Tamils, the watery UN resolution...

How Do We Break The Indian Penile Code?

How Do We Break The Indian Penile Code?

Jan 14, 2013 Meena Kandasamy

This cultural sanction of rape must stop, the state has to speak

Mangled Lore

Mangled Lore

Aug 13, 2012 Meena Kandasamy

Would our culture saviours revive the attire of the Chola bronzes?

A Cowed-Down Nation

A Cowed-Down Nation

Apr 30, 2012 Meena Kandasamy

Why kill over a people’s dietary preference for beef?

I Singe The Body Electric

I Singe The Body Electric

Mar 19, 2012 Meena Kandasamy

In a house of slamming doors and broken dreams, there are no kisses. Only the confidence of silent curtains.

All You Who Make Love To Mannequins

All You Who Make Love To Mannequins

Dec 26, 2011 Meena Kandasamy

Global corporate love and its spawn, today’s sex surveys, just mimic our Kamasutra-vintage caste structures

All Aboard The Slave Ship

All Aboard The Slave Ship

Oct 31, 2011 Meena Kandasamy

An open letter to Young India, callous and comfy in its cocoon