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Kanthaiya Kunarasa
Born 1941
Eelam Naadu
Occupation Author
Nationality Sri Lankan

Kanthaiya Kunarasa or Senkaialiyan is a notable Sri Lankan Tamil writer who emerged after the 1960s.He is also the author of several non-fiction books. He also served as the registrar of the University of Jaffna.

Biography[edit]

Dr.K.Kunarasa was born in 1941 in Jaffna. He graduated from the University of Ceylon, Peradeniya and later on obtained his Doctorate in Geography (Land use and Land settlement) from the University of Jaffna. Not only a prolific writer, he is also a well known critic in the literary world. He has more than thirty novels and three accomplishments in the sphere of fictional history to his credit. Dr.Kunarasa was awarded the Sahithiya Mandala awards more than six times for his achievements in writing Novels and short stories. Some of his short stories had been translated into Sinhala and published in weeklies such as Silumina, Vivarana, Ravaya, and so on. One of his novels, named 'The Beast', was translated into English.

Books written[edit]

Book Type Meaning in English
Nanthikadal Legend Sea of Bull
Aachi Payanam Pagiral Comedy Grandma is on a Trip
Akkinikunju Short Fiction Firebird
Theemtharikitathom Novel
Yalpanathu Rathirigal Short Fiction Nights in Jaffna
Vadaikkattu Novel The Dry Wind
Iravinmudivu Novel The End of a Night
Piralayam Novel The Tragedy
Kataru Novel The Flood
Kanavugal Katpanaigal Aasaigal Novel Dreams and Desires
Gangai karai oram Novel At the Riverbank
Alaikadalthan Oyatho Novel Will the Sea Calm Down?
Chithrapournami Short Fiction Full Moon
Muttathu Ottaipanai Novel Palmyra at the Entrance
Ithayame amaithikol Short Fiction Calm Down my Dear Mind
Yanai Novel The Beast
Malaiyil nanainthu Veyilil kainthu Novel Ccaught in the Sunlight and Rain
Malaikaalam Novel The Rainy Season
Mannin thagam Novel Thirst of the Land
Kanthavel kottam Legend Lord Muruga's Kingdom
Janmaboomi Novel The Motherland
Yagakundam Novel
Aaru kal madam Novel The Lodge
Kiduguveli Novel The Fence
O! Antha alagiya palaya ulagam Novel Oh! that nice old days
Koththiyin Kathal Comedy The Love of Koththi
Katil kalakum perumoochugal Novel The Breath
Orumaiya vattangal Novel Circles of One Centre
Kadal kottai Legend The Fort in the Sea
Kuveni Legend Kuveni The Yaksha Princes
Kavodai Novel
Pootha theevu puthirgal Novel Mysterious Island
Iravu near payanigal Short Fiction Night Time Travellers
Kolumbu Lodge Novel The Colombo Lodge
Maranangal malintha boomi Novel The Land of Deaths
Pore née po Novel War Go Away!
Vanum kanal soriyum Novel Fire From the Sky
Koodillatha natthaigalum Odillatha aamaaigalum Short fiction
Sambavi Short fiction Sambavi

Researches[edit]

Book Meaning
Nallai nagar nool The book of Nallur
Eelaththavar varalaru History of Eelam people
Yalpana kottai varalaru History of Jaffna fort
24 mani neram 24 hours
12 mani neram 12 hours
Meendum Yalpanam Erigirathu Jaffna is burning again
Thamilar thesam The Tamil Nation

Other books[edit]

Book Meaning
Marumalarchi sirukathaigal Short stories of Marumalarchi
Eelakeasari sirukathaigal Short stories from Eelakeasari magazine
Muniyappathasan sirukathaigal Short stories by Muniyappathasan
Sambanthar sirukathaigal Short stories by Sambanthar
Cartoon Ulagil naan by S.Sundar Biography
Eelathu munnodi sirukataigal Leading Short stories of Eelam
Mallikai sirukathaigal Short stories from Mallikai magazine

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kattaru- by Sengaialiyan.
  • Vaanum Kanal Sorium- by Sengaialiyan.