Being Tamil

N Kalyan Raman

Tracing the cultural evolution of a state

The Southern Spectacle

Tamil and Telugu films are raking in the money, impressing critics and creating fans across the country

Nowhere Man

In his novel about a Sri Lankan migrant in Australia, Aravind Adiga makes the reader care with his well-earned facts

The Language of a Simulated Storm

The national language deserves better instead of the periodic barbs of its alleged imposition

The Tamil Mind

A cultural study extending from Periyar to Cho

Perumal Murugan: Down to Earth

Tamil author Perumal Murugan makes his readers partners in the life of the peasant and the possibilities of nature

The Feast of the Goat

The new Perumal Murugan in translation highlights the primordial kinship of the countryside

Dushyanth Sridhar: The Cool Evangelist of Hinduism

When this evangelist is at play, Hinduism is pretty cool—and fun

India’s Recurring Hindi Bug

Why not impose Tamil? It might be better and safer


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