A. Srinivasa Raghavan

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A. Srinivasa Raghavan
Born (1905-10-23)23 October 1905
Kandiyur, Thiruvaiyaru, Tamil Nadu
Died January 5, 1975(1975-01-05) (aged 69)
Occupation writer, orator

A. Srinivasa Raghavan (Tamil: அ. சீனிவாச ராகவன், b. 23 October 1905 - d. 5 January 1975), was a Tamil poet, writer, orator, and professor from Tamil Nadu, India. He was also popularly known by his initials as Aa. See. Ra (Tamil: அ. சீ. ரா).


Srinivasa Raghavan was born in Kandiyur near Thiruvaiyaru. He completed his schooling in Nagapattinam and graduated from St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirapalli. He worked as a lecturer in the same college and the Vivekananda College, Chennai for some time. He also published two magazines - Sindhanai (a Tamil monthly) and Triveni (an English monthly). He published his works using the pseudonym Vagulaparanan.(Tamil: வகுளாபரணன்). He worked as a professor of English at St. Xavier's College, Chennai and M. D. T. Hindu College, Tirunelveli. During 1951-69 served as its Principal of V.O.C. College, Tuticorin.[1][2] In 1968, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil for his collection of poetry Vellai Paravai (lit. The White Bird).[3] He died in 1975. A complete edition of his works was published posthumously in 2005.[4][5]

Partial bibliography[edit]

  • Vellai Paravai (poetry collection)
  • Nigumbalai
  • Avan Amaran
  • Gowthami
  • Udhaya Kanni (play)
  • Mel Karru
  • Ilakkiya Malargal
  • Kaaviya Arangil
  • Gurudevarin Kural
  • Pudhu Merugu (literary commentary)
  • Bharathiyin Kural (essay)
  • Kambanilil irundhu sila idhazhgal (essay)
  • Nammazhwar (biography)


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