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Meena Kandasamy

Meena Kandasamy (born 1984) is a poet, fiction writer, translator and activist who is based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She has published two collections of poetry, Touch (2006) and Ms. Militancy (2010). She holds a PhD in socio-linguistics from Anna University Chennai, has represented India at the University of Iowa's International Writing Program and was made the Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow at the University of Kent, Canterbury. The Gypsy Goddess is her first novel.
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It would take Carol Ann Duffy, Caroline Criado-Perez, Arundhati Roy and Salman Rushdie to match Kandasamy's infinite variety
Independent

Revelations come to Kandasamy frequently and prophecies linger at her lips. Older by nearly half a century, I acknowledge the superiority of her poetic visionKamala Das

Dazzling, maddening, often hilarious... Kandasamy's in-your-face narrative is unashamedly tricksy but handled with sublime confidence
The Times

Powerful... The Gypsy Goddess has a lyrical, radical core, which offers bold perspectives on the relationship between poverty and power
Guardian

It would take Carol Ann Duffy, Caroline Criado-Perez, Kandasamy's hero Arundhati Roy and, if her first work of fiction The Gypsy Goddess is anything to go by, Salman Rushdie to match Kandasamy's infinite variety... The Gypsy Goddess is a novel of self-conscious experimentalism and unmistakable fury, it throws down a gauntlet to conservative literary and political sensibilities
Independent