Jayakanthan, Tamil Writer
Jayakanthan was born on 24th April 1934 in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu. He is a well known Tamil writer, critic, journalist, film-maker and pamphleteer. A writer with bold and revolutionary ideas he is an iconoclast who criticized strongly the prevailing social flaws. He has received Jnanpith in 2002 and Padma Bhushan in 2009.
His famous contributions to the world of Tamil and Indian literature are Oru Manidhan Oru Vidu Oru Ulagam (A Man, A Home and a World), Piralayam, Engengu Kaaninum, Moongil Kaattunile, Kaivilangu, Oru Manidhanum Sila Erumaimaadugalum, Kaaru, Ayudha Poosai, O, America!, Rishimoolam and Unnaippol Oruvan. Oar Ilakkiyavaadhiyin Arasiyal Anubavangal and Oru Ilakkiyavaadhiyin Kalaiyulaka Anubavangal are his autobiographies.
Courtesy: ‘Jayakanthan ', Movie directed by Mr. Sa Kandasamy for Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.
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