July 7, 1930 |
Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India
Indira Parthasarathy (commonly known as Ee. Paa.) is the pen name of R. Parthasarathy. Born on July 10, 1930 in Chennai in a traditional Iyengar family. He has received Indian government's Padma Shri award for the year 2010 
He has written several short stories, plays and novels in Tamil that have been translated in several Indian and world languages.
He has carved a special niche for himself in Tamil literature - his characters, mostly urban intellectuals, speak very openly and analyze deeply what others say. Most of his novels are set in Delhi, where he lived during his working years, or in the Srirangam area of Tamil Nadu, where he spent his childhood. Some of his novels, such as Kuruthi Punal intermingle these two milieus.
He has won several awards including the Sangeeth Natak Academy, Sahitya Academy and Saraswathi Samman Award. He is the only Tamil writer to have won both the Sangeeth Natak and Sahitya Academy Award.
Some of Ee. Paa.'s novels are:
Kuruthi Punal (Sahitya Academy Award winning novel)
Helicoptergal Keezhe Irangi Vittana
Plays by Ee. Paa.:
Porvai Porthiya Udalgal