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Clashing By Night

An epic new Tamil novel by Poomani, a leading chronicler of subaltern lives

N Kalyan Raman


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The Ocean-Ringed Earth

N Kalyan Raman Aazhi Soozh Ulagu (The Ocean-Ringed Earth) by Joe D’Cruz, Thamizhini Pathippagam, Chennai 2004 ‘Aazhi Soozh Ulagu’, the title of the novel under review, is an exquisite phrase from Kamb

The Shadow Lines: Review of Oru Kuurvaalin Nizhalil

N Kalyan Raman Oru Kuurvaalin Nizhalil (In The Shadow of A Sword) by Tamizhini, Kalachuvadu Publications, 2016 The anti-colonial movements in Asia and Africa that followed in the wake of India’s indep

In the commoner's era: A tribute to Jayakanthan

N Kalyan Raman My first memory of Jayakanthan was reading his 1960 novella, ‘Yarukkaga Azhuthan’ (For whom did he weep), about Joseph, a young orphaned boy working in a cheap eatery, whose already pre


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