Tag: Perumal Murugan

  • Translations: Pyre, by Perumal Murugan

    Translations: Pyre, by Perumal Murugan

    “The mob was frantic with delays and would hear to nothing but burning at the stake.” In 1899, newspapers in Florida reported the lynching of Sam Holt, a black man who was tortured, mutilated and burned in front of 2,000 people. In 1997, almost exactly a century later, 58 Dalits were massacred in the village […]

  • “Please leave him alone”: reading Perumal Murugan

    “Please leave him alone”: reading Perumal Murugan

    “Perhaps the only free space we have any more, until these times change, is here, in the private compact between writers and their readers that takes place in the wide, broad-bordered lands inside our own heads. In this land, the offence-takers and the angry protestors have no valid visas and cannot cross the frontiers.”