Vijay Nambisan

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Vijay Nambisan is a poet, writer, critic and journalist of India writing in English. He won the First Prize in the first ever All India Poetry Competition in 1990 organized by The Poetry Society (India) in collaboration with the British Council.[1]


Vijay Nambisan is the co-author of the poetry book Gemini with Jeet Thayil and Dom Moraes. '’Gemini'’ was Thaiyil's debut poetry book. Nambisan has also translated the devotional poetry of Poonthanam and Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri.

In his monumental book '’Language as an Ethic'’,[2] Nambisan passionately appeals to both the writers and readers of literature for ethical use of language.

Nambisan was the first ever All India Poetry Champion in 1988 for his poem Madras Central. The poem has since received rave reviews from critics as well as lay readers.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Vijay Nambisan is married to the well known doctor and novelist Kavery Nambisan (nee Bhatt), famous for the books '’The Truth (Almost) About Bharat'’, '’The Scent of Pepper'’ and '’The Story That Must Not Be Told'’, which was nominated for Man Asian Literary Prize 2008. This is Kavery's second marriage, following her divorce from Dr K R Bhatt.



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