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
Karunanidhi was a mass leader, and a politician’s politician.
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.
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.
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.
Perumal Murugan’s novel about love amid caste hate provides a terrifying vision of intolerance.