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Kalki Biography Project
Invites you to
a writer’s tale, the story of a nation

The book release of

KALKI KRISHNAMURTHY: HIS LIFE & TIMES

by Sunda, MRM Sundaram
translated by Gowri Ramnarayan

Saturday, 2 April 2022/ 6.00-7.30pm
Madras School of Economics, Gandhi Mandapam Rd
(Behind Anna Centenary Library) Kotturpuram, Chennai 600025

Released by Justice K Chandru (retd)
First copy received by Maalan (writer)
Kalki poem sung by Sikkil Gurucharan (vocalist)
Excerpts read by
Priyadarsini Govind (dancer, choreographer)
V Balakrishnan (actor, playwright)
Yohan Chacko (actor, musician)
Moderated by Akhila Ramnarayan (actor, scholar)

PRESENTED BY CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL CENTRE

Chennai International Center
Madras School of Economics, Gandhi Mandapam Rd
(Behind Anna Centenary Library) Kotturpuram, Chennai 600025

The Project

Pandemic has now become a household word. The youngest children and the oldest adults in nearly every family casually use it in conversation. Just a few months ago it was an unfamiliar word associated mainly with science fiction. Few of us who are alive today had lived through an earlier pandemic.

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Sunda

‘Sunda’ MRM Sundaram

The Author

“Sunda”, MRM Sundaram (1913-1995), began his career as a munsiff in his native village of Melanattham, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, on a monthly salary of Rs 13. Young Sunda’s inborn love of language and literature was nourished by the literary meetings he attended in the home of Tamil scholar and connoisseur
TK Chidambaranatha Mudaliar.

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Gowri Ramnarayan

Dr Gowri Ramnarayan

The Translator

Play wrighter, theatre director, journalist (formerly Deputy Editor, The Hindu, now freelance writer and translator), Dr Gowri Ramnarayan’s work is a rare amalgam of aesthetics and scholarship. As a musician, she was vocal accompanist to legendary musician MS Subbulakshmi for 16 years. As inhouse playwright and Artistic Director,…

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translator

Ponniyin Pudalvar

KALKI R KRISHNAMURTHY: A PROFILE

Kalki R Krishnamurthy (1899-1954) was an iconic writer, and a pioneer of modern Tamil literature and journalism. His induction into journalism was facilitated by his involvement with the freedom struggle. Beginning his career in the scholarly journal Navasakti and the anti-liquor manifesto Vimochanam, he served as Editor, Ananda Vikatan, before launching Kalki…

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