Meena Kandasamy

Meena Kandasamy is an anti-caste activist, poet, novelist and translator. She deconstructs trauma and violence, most notably in her books of poems, Touch and Ms Militancy, as well as her three novels, The Gypsy Goddess, When I Hit You, and Exquisite Cadavers. Her latest work is a collection of essays called, The Orders Were to Rape You: Tamil Tigresses in the Eelam Struggle. Her novels have been shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction, International Dylan Thomas Prize, Jhalak Prize and The Hindu Lit Prize.

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