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KR Meera

KR Meera is a Malayalam writer. The Unseeing Idol of Light is her latest novel translated into English

A Prayer for My Sister
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A Prayer for My Sister

She lives in a cloistered world of silence and submission. Endurance is her supreme prayer. She is out there on the street today, demanding justice for the one who has allegedly been raped by a bishop. Pitted against a patriarchal church and an indifferent state, a nun’s life is a lone battle. And it all returns to her body

20 September 2018
Slap and Strut
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Slap and Strut

Malayali matinee idols and their vulgar masculinity

05 July 2018
Kissed and Damned in Kerala
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Kissed and Damned in Kerala

What’s it like being a woman in a society where the moral police are on the prowl?

23 March 2017
(L-R) Subodh Sarkar, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, M Mukundan and Raghuveer Chaudhari at the Gateway Litfest in Mumbai
Books
A Thousand Tongues

The pleasures and perils of translation came to the fore at a recent literature festival

16 March 2017
Laugh Out Loud, Ladies
Essay
Laugh Out Loud, Ladies

Patriarchy and the violence against happiness

10 August 2016

Authors

Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press

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