Meena Kandasamy is a poet, writer, activist and translator. Her work maintains a focus on caste annihilation, linguistic identity and feminism. Meena is the youngest person ever to represent India as a writer-in-residence at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program in 2009. In 2011, she was a Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow at the University of Kent. She has published two collections of poetry, Touch (Peacock Books) and Ms Militancy (Navayana). Her work has also been featured in Outlook, The New Indian Express and Tehelka. She is currently working on her first non-fiction book, Caste and the City of Nine Gates.
Meena Kandasamy will be in conversation with Jeet Thayil and Arvind Krishna Mehrotra in a session titled Rhyme and Reason: The Power of Poetry in Chennai on February 16, 2013 at the Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall in Lady Andal School. She will also conduct a workshop on narrative poetry on the same day.
Entry is free for all sessions.
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