It’s been a while since I’ve written an article, let alone done one for publication. This is probably the first time I’ve ever done a memorial post for a book. Jayalalitha Memorial was published in April of 2013 and I wrote this article for the first time in January of 2015.
Jayalalitha is an Indian author who lived and wrote in the mid-1970s. In the early 1980s he wrote a series of novels about the life of a young, rebellious Indian schoolgirl who is forced into a life of prostitution and eventually kills herself after falling in love with a wealthy socialite. In his story Jayalalitha is a complex figure, with his own secrets and desires.