Meena Kandasamy

Meena Kandasamy

Meena Kandasamy (b.1984) is a poet, writer, activist and translator. Her work maintains a focus on caste annihilation, linguistic identity and feminism. She has published two collections of poetry, Touch (2006) and Ms Militancy (2010). Currently, she is a Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow at the School of English, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

Meena was the youngest person ever to represent India as a writer-in-residence at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program 2009. She was a featured poet at the City of Asylum Jazz Poetry Concert 2009 held in Pittsburgh, USA, the 14th Poetry Africa International Festival in October 2010 in Durban and the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival 2011. She holds a PhD in socio-linguistics, and is now working on her first novel The Gypsy Goddess .

Writers Festival Appearances