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