Narratives of the Oppressed: Voices of Assertion

Narratives of the Oppressed: Voices of Assertion Perumal Murugan and Azhagiya Periyavan in conversation (Tamil)

Updated - January 27, 2024 09:26 pm IST

Published - January 12, 2024 04:01 pm IST

Venue The Hindu Pavilion SEE MAP

Time & DateJan 27 , 2024 , 06:10 pm - 07:00 pm

Acclaimed author Perumal Murugan has penned numerous novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction works in Tamil. He has been recognised with awards like ILF Samanvay Bhasha Samman. His books, including One Part Woman, Poonachi, and Pyre have received international acclaim and nominations for prestigious prizes. He won the JCB Prize for Literature for his book Fire Bird in 2023.

Azhagiya Periyavan, the pseudonym for C. Aravindan, served as a middle school science teacher while excelling in various literary fields, including poetry, short stories, novels, essays, songs, screenplays, and movie dialogues. He is known for his novel Thagappan Kodi in 2001. Azhagiya Periyavan, recognised with prestigious awards like the Kalaignar Porkizhi Award and the Tamil Development Department Award, has made significant contributions to Tamil literature and the film industry, showcasing his versatility and socio-political activism.

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