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Tuesday, September 28, 2021



Vaasanthi is a well-known Tamil writer and columnist. Her books in English include Cut-outs, Caste and Cine-stars: The World of Tamil Politics and Amma: Jayalalithaa’s journey from Movie Star to Political Queen

M Karunanidhi: Democrat and patriarch
Wed, Aug 08, 2018

Karunanidhi was a mass leader, and a politician’s politician.

Tamil Nadu politics: New messiahs, and how they are different from the old
Sun, Jan 14, 2018

J Jayalalithaa, an actor who paired with MGR in a number of films, was looked upon as his political heir, and the voters of MGR became her voters.

Gained in Translation: On Padmavati, a Kannaki cue
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Tamil women will gladly give a piece of advice to their Rajasthan sisters. Hey, beware of myths. They are nothing but old feudal traps to catch us.

J Jayalalithaa (1948-2016): ‘I stand before you, having come to this point, swimming in the river of fire’
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

People never got to know her. Or have the courage and grit with which she had to wade through in her 68 years of turbulent life.

Book review: It’s the Fault in Our Land
Sat, May 28, 2016

Perumal Murugan’s novel about love amid caste hate provides a terrifying vision of intolerance.