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VARIETY

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One Part Woman, Perumal Murugan, Madhorubagan, Dailyrecco

Daily Recco, March 9: One Part Woman post Women's Day

Perumal Murugan's Madhorubagan - One Part Woman - is the kind of social commentary you need to get back to reality after celebrating women for a day.

ART & CULTURE

 |  8-minute read
Madhorubagan, Madhorubhagan, Kozhaiyin Padalgal, Perumal Murugan

A censor is seated inside me now: Perumal Murugan in his own words

Author's statement in New Delhi on August 22, 2016, on the occasion of the launch of his new book of poems, Kozhaiyin Padalgal. Translated from Tamil by AR Venkatachalapathy.

POLITICS

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Madhorubhagan, Book Ban, Wendy Doniger, Perumal Murugan

How to ban a book in India

Chief justice Sanjay Kaul’s judgment on the Perumal Murugan case should not come as a surprise.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
One Part Woman, Freedom of Speech, Udta Punjab, Perumal Murugan

When free speech earns the freedom it deserves

Verdicts on Udta Punjab and Perumal Murugan cases prove if our arts challenged our points of view, we would be more enriched.

POLITICS

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Madhorubagan, Madras High Court, Perumal Murugan

Perumal Murugan: How Madras High Court gave literature its one part freedom

By denying space to fringe elements to suppress an alternative voice, it has hammered home the point of accepting diversity in social life.

ART & CULTURE

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Madras High Court, One Part Woman, Perumal Murugan

Perumal Murugan's freedom is our own. He must resurrect

Artists are our puzzles’ greatest misfits, and yet, the only ones that can complete them.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Censorship, Madras High Court, Perumal Murugan, Freedom of Expression

Madras HC makes a beautiful plea for freedom of expression, quashes Perumal Murugan case

'Let the author be resurrected to what he is best at. Write.'

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Perumal Murugan, Intolerance, Caste Politics, Book Extract

Caste politics and marriage: Extract from Perumal Murugan's 'Pyre'

'Now all she had was the emptiness of knowing no one was looking for her.'

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Perumal Murugan, Tamil Nadu, Freedom of Expression

Free speech: How Hindutva forces are oppressing Tamil Nadu

In a society like the Dravidian state, where caste and religion are sources for feeding inequality, freedom of speech should be placed above cultural relativism.

ART & CULTURE

 |  The Cynic  |  4-minute read
One Part Woman, Perumal Murugan

So who wants sex?

Now that I have your attention, may I request you to hold your libido in check while we discuss the "death" of Perumal Murugan?