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COMMUNITY

Experimentalism in the Face of Fascism

Writer Meena Kandasamy, in conversation with Advisory Editor Aparna Gopalan.
VOL. 1
7 Sept 2020

MEENA KANDASAMY

There is a certain overpowering influence when this totalitarian power is coming to get you. Then you turn to the most absurd forms of storytelling and play. How do you laugh at untrammeled power? Either you are completely terrorized by it, or you completely delegitimize its authority by laughing in its face and doing the most absurd things.

RECOMMENDED: The Orders Were to Rape You: Tigresses in the Tamil Eelam Struggle, the newest book by Kandasamy (Navayana, 2021).

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Sociolinguistics
Avant-Garde Form
Experimental Methods
Dalit Literature
Dalit Histories
Indian Fascism
Tamil Tigers
Auto-Fiction
Bhima Koregaon
Marxist Theory
André Breton
Absurdity

MEENA KANDASAMY is an anti-caste activist, poet, novelist and translator. Her poetry collections, novels, and essay collections include Touch, Ms. Militancy, The Gypsy Goddess, When I Hit You, Exquisite Cadavers, The Orders Were to Rape You: Tamil Tigresses in the Eelam Struggle, and most recently, Tomorrow Someone Will Arrest You. In 2022, she was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL), UK, and awarded the PEN Hermann Kesten Prize. She holds a PhD in sociolinguistics.

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