Ponneelan

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Ponneelan

Ponneelan (Tamil: பொன்னீலன், born. 1940 at Manikatti Pottal, Kanyakumari district)[1] is the pen name of Kandeswara Bhaktavatsalan, a Tamil writer from Tamil Nadu, India.[2][3][4] He is a Marxist and was influenced by Tamil Communist leader P. Jeevanandham in his younger days. He became a teacher and eventually retired as the deputy director of school education for Tamil Nadu.[5] He won the 1994 Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil his novel Pudhiya Dharisanangal.[6][7] He is currently the state president of the Tamil literary organisation Tamil Nadu Kalai Ilakkiya Perumandram. During 2005-2008, he was a member of the Central Board of Film Certification (censor board).[8][9] He also wrote the script for the 2008 film Ayyavazhi.[10]

Bibliography[edit]

Ponneelan at the World Tamil Classical Language Conference, 2010

Fiction[edit]

Novels
  • Karisal (1978)
  • Pudhiya Dharisanangal (1992)
  • Kollaikarargal
Short story anthologies
  • Atthaani Makkal
  • Pottal Kadhaigal
  • Thedal
  • Oorril malarndadhu
  • Pudhiya mottugal
  • Idam maari vantha vaergal
  • Pullin kuzhanthaigal
  • Uravugal
  • Anbulla
  • Nithyamanadhu
  • Thirumanangal sorgathil nichayikka padukindrana

Non-fiction[edit]

Biographies
  • Jeeva enra manudan
  • Thamilagathin aanmeega vazhikaatti
  • Ragunathanin ilakkiya thadam
  • Therkilirundhu
  • Vaikunthar kaattum vaazhkai neri
Essay anthologies
  • Puvi engum santhi nilavuga
  • Tharkala thamil ilakkiyamum dravida sidhathangalum
  • Murpokku ilakkiya iyakkangal
  • Sudhanthira thamilagathil kalai ilakkiya iyakkangal
  • Sathi madhangalai paraom
  • Thaimozhi kalvi
  • Tamil nadu kalai ilakkiya perumandra varalaaru

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saqaf, Syed Muthahar (19 December 2002). "A writer with vision and mission". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Buddha tried to develop social harmony, says Ponneelan". The Hindu. 24 March 2010. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Balaganessin, M (5 March 2005). "Novel tips". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Saqaf, Syed Muthahar (26 March 2010). "Beyond linguistic barriers". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "'Teachers can trim character of youths'". The Hindu. 23 November 2005. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  6. ^ Tamil Sahitya Akademi Awards 1955-2007 Sahitya Akademi Official website.
  7. ^ Sundara Ramasami (April 1994). "பொன்னீலன் - சாகித்ய அகாடமி பரிசு". Thinnai (in Tamil). Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "பல்சமய எழுத்துக்கள் அவசியம்-பொன்னீலன்". Thats Tamil. 2 September 2008. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "18 new 'cuts' in Censor Board". Times of India. 9 February 2005. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  10. ^ "Sujibala without a blouse in Ayyavazhi". Oneindia. 20 July 2007. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 

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