Beyond Desire: Sexuality in Modern Tamil Literature

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Moving away from a dominant cultural equation of love, desire, and intimacy with marriage, Beyond Desire offers a radical view that reinstates the body as an enduring symbol of desire. Drawing on the works of seven twentieth-century male Tamil writers beginning with K.P. Rajagopalan, this book explores a spectrum of male-female intimacies wherein desire, liberated from the sexual act, acquires its own creative agency. Through a reading of selected works of writers like T. Janakiraman, Karichan Kunju, Mauni, M.V. Venkatram, ...

Beyond Desire: Sexuality in Modern Tamil Literature 2016, OUP India, New Delhi

ISBN-13: 9780199467457

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