Monday, 17 October 2016

Rendezvous with Ramakrishnan...

Dear Students of Literature,

Come and be a part of the
Inauguration of the
Tamil Association
Madras Christian College (Autonomous)
at 10. 30 am on 18 October 2016
in the Anderson Hall, MCC
and meet
renowned author, story teller, writer, film critic,
and a recipient of various literary awards
S. Ramakrishnan

About S. Ramakrishnan: He is a full-time writer who has been active over the last 25 years in diverse areas of Tamil literature like short stories, novels, plays, children’s literature and translations.

He has travelled all over India and has experienced living in the different parts of the country. His short stories are noted for their modern story-telling style in Tamil. He had, as Editor, brought out the literary publication, Atcharam for five long years. Now, his web site serves as a serious literary movement for young readers since it has become an important website where contemporary literary innovations, world literature and world cinema congregate in a fertile ambience. An inspiring aspect of this site is that it has secured 13 lakh visits from readers all over the world. His short stories and articles have been translated and published in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada and French.
A great story-teller, he has organized over thirty story-telling camps for school children, all over Tamil Nadu. He has authored four books for children. He has organized a special story-telling camp for children with dyslexia-related learning disabilities. He has also organized screenplay writing camps for short film directors and students of cinema creation in important cities like Chennai, Coimbatore, etc.

His novel Upa Paandavam, written after a deep research into Mahabharata, was not only selected as the best novel in Tamil, it was widely well received by the readers. The novel Nedum Kuruthi, which spoke of the dark and tragic existential experiences of the tribe of oppressed people cruelly stamped as criminal tribe by the British, secured the Ghanavaani award for the Best Novel. His novel Yaamam, written with Chennai city’s three hundred years history as back drop, is another widely appreciated creation. His Urrupasi is a novel that conveys the stirring mental agonies of a young man who was unemployed because he took his degree majoring in Tamil language.

He became a celebrated author to lakhs of readers through his series of articles like Thunai Ezhuthu, Desanthari, Kathavilaasam, Kelvikurri and Chiridhu Vellicham which appeared in the highly circulated Tamil weekly, Ananda Vikatan. He is the first writer in Tamil to have created a broad circle of readers for his columns. The compilation book of the articles, Thunai Ezhuthu, has created a new history by selling almost a lakh of copies.

This invite is on behalf of Ms. Saleena, II MA English,
the Chairperson of the Tamil Association, Madras Christian College.

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