The writer is a Chennai-based social historian and activist, has translated two of Perumal Murugan’s novels into English.
Karunanidhi’s biography tells a rich story of the promise — and limitations — of Indian democracy and the pragmatics of social justice
Farmers’ deaths have been reported from the drought-hit Cauvery delta. Loan waivers, soft loans and compensation for ‘proven’ suicides are insufficient as state response.
Tamil Nadu has a new government. But will it have new governance?
How the Hindu far right conspired with caste-based assertion to break his spirit.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee initiated the famous Delhi-Lahore bus service to foster better relationships between India and Pakistan. Vajpayee had travelled on the same bus during its inaugural run on February 19, 1999 and was received by Nawaz Sharif, his counterpart in Pakistan.