• “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."

     

    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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