Pa. Raghavan

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Pa Raghavan
OccupationJournalist, Writer, Editor
LanguageTamil
NationalityIndian
SubjectHistory, Non Fiction
Years active1990-Present
Website
writerpara.com
Pa. Raghavan

Pa. Raghavan, a well known Tamil writer – journalist, winner of the prestigious ‘Bharathiya Basha Parishad Award’ in 2004, is an editor by profession. Raghavan is more popular for his political histories rather than his fiction works. Dollar Desam (Political History of America) and Nilamellam Raththam (History of the Israel – Palestine Conflict)[1] are considered to be the milestones in Tamil non-fiction writing.

Biography[edit]

Raghavan was born in Adyar, Chennai and spent his early years in many villages of Kanchipuram District because of the frequent transfers of his father in his job. In the mid-1980s, his family shifted and settled in Chennai where Raghavan finished his school and college studies in 1988. Even though he has completed a course in Mechanical Engineering, he did not want to take a job in a factory because of the interest in writing. Raghavan started his career as a sub-editor in Amudhasurabi Monthly Magazine. The famous weekly magazine Kalki offered him the post Assistant Editor in 1992 after he showed his talent in humorous articles and stories.

Raghavan worked as an assistant editor in Kalki for about 8 years and joined in Kumudam a Tamil weekly magazine in 2000. After completing a full year in Kumudam as Assistant Editor, he was appointed as the Editor in Charge for then newly started by monthly Kumudam Junction.

Raghavan left the magazine industry and became involved in publishing in 2003 and presently leading the Tamil Division (‘'Kizhakku Pathippagam'’) of New Horizon Media Private Limited.[2]

Writings[edit]

Political[edit]

  1. Prabhakaran Vaazvum Maranamum
  2. Mayavalai
  3. Taliban
  4. Pervez Musharaf
  5. En Peyar Escobar
  6. ETA : Or Arimugam
  7. Aum Shinrikyo : Or Arimugam
  8. ISI Nizhal Arasin Nija Mugam
  9. Lakshar E Taiba : Or Arimugam
  10. Jama Islamia : Or Arimugam
  11. Hezbollah : Or Arimugam
  12. Al Qaeda : Or Arimugam
  13. Iraq Plus Saddam Minus Saddam
  14. Hitler
  15. Open Ticket
  16. Nilamellam Raththam
  17. Dollar Desam
  18. 9/11 : Soozchi Veezchi Meetchi
  19. Pak Oru Puthirin Sarithiram
  20. Kashmir 100 C

Biographies[edit]

  1. Iraq plus saddam minus saddam
  2. Hitler
  3. Yanni

Novels[edit]

  1. Alai Urangum kadal
  2. Puviyiloridam
  3. Mellinam
  4. Alagilaa Vilayaattu
  5. Thoonilum Iruppaan
  6. Rendu
  7. Poonai Khadhai
  8. Yadhi

Short Story Collections[edit]

  1. Nilaa Vaettai
  2. Moovar
  3. Paravai Yuddham
  4. Kudhiraigalin Kadhai
  5. Mozart
  6. Hitler
  7. Jaina Madham
  8. Irandam Ulagap Por
  9. America Viduthalaip Por
  10. Islamiya Madham

Essay Collections[edit]

  1. Excellent!
  2. Jeyitha Kathai
  3. 154 Kilo Byte
  4. 24 Karat
  5. Pin Kathai Surukkam
  6. Unavin Varalaaru

Audio Books[edit]

  1. Hezbollah : Bayangarathin Mugavari
  2. Hitler

Television Serials[edit]

  1. Ketti Melam
  2. Malargal
  3. Sivasakthi
  4. Vani Rani

Movies[edit]

  1. Thambi Vettothi Sundaram
  2. Kanakavel Kakka

Awards[edit]

  • Bharathiya Basha Parishad Award(2004)
  • Ilakkiyapeetam Award (For the novel Alagila Vilayaattu)
  • Thiruppur Tamil Sangam Award (For the novel Mellinam)
  • Lilli Deivasikamani Memorial award (For the collection Paravai yuddham)

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