Perumal Murugan raised a storm two years ago by ‘committing literary suicide’ in a Facebook post, as his book One-Part Woman was attacked by caste-Hindu groups. Here he talks about Jallikattu and the writer’s relationship with everyday politics.
'All majoritarian groups feel emboldened. Many fascist groups in the nation desire to suppress free thought and expression. Thiruchencode has become a laboratory. What happens here will affect writers across the nation.'