Controversy

In the name of Andal

Print edition : February 16, 2018

In Srirangam, a protest against Vairamuthu. Photo: G. GNANAVELMURUGAN

Vairamuthu.

In Chennai, Hindu religious leaders and others protest against Vairamuthu. Photo: G. SRIBHARATH

A reference to the Srivaishnavite poet-saint-goddess perceived as derogatory in an article by the celebrated poet-lyricist Vairamuthu published in a Tamil daily sparks protests and fundamentalist Hindutva forces exploit the issue for political gain.
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