Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Topic: Meena Kandasamy

Meena Kandasamy wins PEN Germany prize

Poet and author Meena Kandasamy won the Hermann Kesten prize of the German chapter of the PEN International writers’ association.

“Why do you fear my way so much?” G.N. Saibaba writes from prison

The book "Why do you fear my way so much?", containing letters and poems from prison by human rights defender and Delhi University professor G.N. Saibaba was launched at Jawahar Bhawan in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Watch | Meena Kandasamy receives Kalaignar Karunanidhi Award

Author Meena Kandasamy on Wednesday received Kalaignar MU Karunanidhi Porkizhi Award from Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin.

Keeping people out of education embedded in DNA of our religion: Letter to saffron-shawl-wearing children

Look at what you are being made to do. You are forced to wear saffron scarves and asked to march into universities. I was born a Hindu woman, and I have never seen a saffron scarf in my home in all these years. My own father was a full-time RSS Pracharak who quit the organisation because of its Manuvadi caste-supremacy, because of its hatred of minorities, and because of its hatred of regional languages. I write to you because I have seen before my eyes that even the most brainwashed Sanghi person has the opportunity to leave the hatred behind. You can become a new person, you can become a better individual. You can say no to the politics of hate. 

“I speak here even after receiving death threats against my four year old child”

Speaking at the Dismantling Global Hindutva online conference, author Meena Kandasamay decodes the faults of political Hindutva which drew its inspiration from "Nazi Germany".

“Tamil Nadu hasn’t seen a more intellectual leader,” solidarity pours in for VCK chief after Anbumani’s video

In response to Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader Anbumani Ramadoss’s claims that educated Dalit youth have lost faith in VCK chief Thol Thirumavalavan, thousands of users on social media showed their support of Thirumavalavan and posted their educational qualifications in an attempt to prove Anbumani wrong.