Meena Kandasamy

Meena Kandasamy is an anti-caste activist, poet, novelist, and translator. Her writing aims to deconstruct trauma and violence while spotlighting the militant resistance against caste, gender, and ethnic oppressions. She explores this in her poetry and prose, most notably in her books of poems such as Touch and Ms. Militancy, as well as her three novels, The Gypsy Goddess, When I Hit You, and Exquisite Cadavers. Her latest work is a collection of essays, The Orders Were to Rape You: Tamil Tigresses in the Eelam Struggle.