P. Sivakami, born in 1957, is an acclaimed Tamil writer. Sivakami has written four critically acclaimed novels, all of them centered on Dalit and feminist themes. One of them, Grip of Change was translated into English by the author herself. She edits a monthly Pudhiya Kodangi which she has been bringing out since 1995. In literary circles, Sivakami is considered a strong Dalit writer with a feminist penchant. Her second novel Anandayee is soon to be published in English translation by Penguin. Her other novel, Kurukkuvettu, is under translation to many foriegn languages. As part of her long unbroken creativity, Sivakami’s first collection of poems was published in October 2011 under the title Kadhavadaippu.