• “Don’t call me a dalit writer if a brahmin is not called a brahmin writer.”

    I am Adi-Dravida. I am the owner of the language. That makes me a "Tamil writer."

    ICF Team in conversation with Imayam

    June 20, 2017

     

    In his conversation with ICF, Tamil writer Imayam raises concerns about the category "dalit literature", which may reduce dalit writers to a small pocket among "Tamil writers".

     

     

    Read writer Imayam's Ambedkar Jayanti speech at Sahitya Akademi's Dalit Writers' Meet.
     


     

    Imayam is a Tamil writer with 4 novels and 5 short story collections to his credit.

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