Aravindan Neelakandan Pillai
|Influences||B. R. Ambedkar, Charles Darwin, Savarkar, Carl Gustav Jung, Ram Swarup, Sita Ram Goel, Swami Vivekananda|
|School or tradition||Cultural anthropology|
|Main interests||Indology, ecology, comparative mythology, evolution, psychology|
|Notable works||BreakingIndia(Tamil: உடையும் இந்தியா)|
Aravindan Neelakandan (Tamil: அரவிந்தன் நீலகண்டன், born 16 June 1971) is an Indian writer. Aravindan belongs to the post-socialist Indian thinkers of cultural evolutionism about Indian ethnogenesis. He is known for the book Breaking India, which he co-wrote with Rajiv Malhotra.
Aravindan Neelakandan was born on 16 June 1971 at Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India into a family of academicians. His paternal grandfather was a scholar well-versed in the art of Varma kalai (Tamil: வர்மக்கலை) of Siddha Marma science. His father, N. S. Pillai, is a Tamil scholar, retiring as a professor from Travancore Hindu College in Nagercoil. His mother is a retired professor of economics at the same institution and was a student leader associated with the anti-Hindi agitation in Tamil Nadu.
Aravindan began his public presence with his articles on science and Indology in the Tamil portal Thinnai.com. He was also a regular contributor of columns to UPI Asia. Apart from his published works, he continues to write columns also in Tamil portals DinamaniJunction, Solvanam, Tamil Paper, and Thinnai. His works also appears in the Tamil website Tamil Hindu in which he is an editor. He is also a contributing author for journals and magazines like Swarajya. and at sutrajournal.com.
Neelakandan serves as a mentor to the Srishti Madurai, which involves academicians and Independent scholars from universities around the world. Neelakandan has organised the launch of Gopi Shankar Madurai's Maraikappata Pakkangal ("Hidden Pages"), the first book concerning gender variance in Tamil.
|2004||Tamil: கடவுளும் நாற்பது ஹெர்ட்ஸும்(God and 40 Hertz.)||Tamil||United Writers Publications|
|2009||The Wonder Fern Azolla (co-authored with Kamalasanan Pillai)||English,Tamil||Vivekananda Kendra|
|2010||Tamil: ஹிந்துத்துவம்: ஓர் எளிய அறிமுகம் (Hindutva – A Simplified Introduction.)||Tamil||Tamil Hindu Publication ||9788184935363|
|2010||Tamil: நம்பக்கூடாத கடவுள்(God, The Untrusty – The Dharmic Musings)||Tamil||Kizhakku Publishers||9788184935837|
|2010||Tamil: சாதிகள்: ஒரு புதிய கண்ணோட்டம்(Castes – New Revelations (co-authored with Jaatayu Tamil: ஜடாயு ))||Tamil||Tamil Hindu Publication||9788191050912|
|2011||Breaking India: Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines (co-authored with Rajiv Malhotra)||Tamil,English,Kannada||Kizhakku Publishers(English), Vasantha Prakashana (Kannada)||9788191067378|
|2012||Tamil: பஞ்சம்,படுகொலை,பேரழிவு, கம்யூனிஸம்(Communism – Famine,Massacre,Disaster)||Tamil||Kizhakku Publishers||9788184935226|
|2014||Tamil: ஆழி பெரிது(The Grandly Ocean)||Tamil||Mathi Nilayam|
|2015||Tamil: ஹிந்துத்துவ சிறுகதைகள்(Hindhuthva sirukathaigal)||Tamil||Thadam pathipagam|
- "அறிதலின் எல்லையில்" [Summit of learning or knowing].
- "சொல்வனம் » அரவிந்தன் நீலகண்டன்". 3 November 2009. Archived from the original on 3 November 2009.
- "Grandly Ocean"
- "அரவிந்தன் நீலகண்டன் - தமிழ்ஹிந்து". www.tamilhindu.com.
- "Swarajya - About Author". swarajyamag.com.
- "Fritjof Capra and the Dharmic Worldview".
- "It's a great honour to be awarded for book on gender variants: Gopi Shankar - Times of India".
- "BJP leader launches LGBT rights book in TN - Mumbai Mirror -".
- "இந்துத்துவப் பதிப்பகம்: ஓர் அறிமுகம் - தமிழ்ஹிந்து". www.tamilhindu.com.
Other writings available online
- Writings in Swarajya
- The Grandly Ocean
- Writings in the Tamil Hindu site
- Science Writings in the Solvanam site
- Writings in the Thinnai portal