Tamil writer Salma on chronicling the claustrophobia of home - News Summed Up

Tamil writer Salma on chronicling the claustrophobia of home


That is certainly true of the characters we meet in the fiction of Tamil writer Salma. The desire, discomfort and pain of the woman’s body finds expression in a way that is not sanitised, that is definitely rare in Anglophone fiction. Book cover of Women, Dreaming Book cover of Women, DreamingThe experience of imprisonment was crucial to Salma’s becoming a writer. Writing from within the darkness of the home, Salma has spoken of the woman’s body and its unacknowledged desires, its sexual awakening. “In our culture, a woman’s body is either oppressed or considered obscene or sacralised,” she says.


Source: Indian Express January 24, 2021 00:56 UTC



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