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Kalachuvadu is an international monthly journal for politics and culture. Published since 1988, it was founded by the noted Tamil writer Sundara Ramaswamy (1931-2005). Kalachuvadu was published first as a quarterly then a bi-monthly and has been a monthly since 2004.
Tamil Nadu has held the nations attention since J.Jayalalitha was taken to Apollo hospital in Sep. The cover story analyses the political happenings in TN since Jayalalitha passed away up untill Sasikala was jailed. Ka. Thirunavukkarasu and Gnani have contributed to the cover section. Stalin Rajangam analyses the honour killing and aftermath of a Dalit girl Nandini and brings out the fact that in Tamil Nadu's socio political context it is easier to taken on the Hindutva connection of the killers rather than more local and pertinent majoritarian caste angle. Fathima Majitha comments the women response to Muslim personal law in Srilanka. Wildlife photographer K.N.A. Perumal passed away recently. Perumal was a close friend of M. Krishnan. M. Gopalakrishnan writes on Perumal. We also carry a Perumal's memories of M. Krishnan as told to Gopalakrishnan. A.R. Venkatachalapthy narrates the story of several images of 19th and 20th century personalities some real and some fake. J. Balasubramanium unearths old issues of Thoothan and establishes that Dalits campaigning against alcohol anticipate Gandhi's late day struggle for prohibition. Columns of S.P. Udhayakumar, Satchidananda Sukirtharajah, Ya. Manikandan and Yuvan Chandrasekar, short story of Sathyanandan, poems of Rishan Sherif and Anar, cultural reportage, debates, book reviews enrich this issue both politically and culturally.