Saturday, 22 March 2014

My Profile - English


Pen Name
Solai Sundaraperumal

Subramanya Pillai – Kamalam
Native Place
Date of Birth
Date of Birth as per Birth Certificate
Educational Qualification
Post Graduation in Tamil
Graduation in Education
Beginning of Reading Habit
Right from VII Std onwards. Particularly  “Mayakuthirai” (Magic Horse) – A serial appeared in a Tamil Magazine Raani (Queen)
Objective of Creating Literature
Standing apart from the views of most of the writers of composite Tanjavur District in selecting of the story
Minute documentation of the methodology of life style and culture of local people particularly farmers and bonded Ploughers
First Publication the mind – A short fiction
Won a prize in the late Ramarathinam Memorial Competition conducted by Tamil Literary Magazine – Kalaimagal in 1987 depicting the sorrows of the schedule casts and socially downtrodden communities particularly women.
First short story the generation
A short story having the background of the lifestyle of odder – A community of ‘Nomad’ engaged in road making appeared in Thamarai (Lotus) – A literary magazine in 1989.
Also received the EST memorial award in the same month.
Stories evolved from the experience of publication from 1980
‘Ponniyin Kadhalan’, ‘Oh Sevanthi’, Neeril Alum Meenkal’, ‘Marathai Thangum Kilaikal’, ‘Kaliyaga Kuttangal’, ‘Neriyai Thodatha Niyangal’.  All these short stories were published at a very low cast (Rs.1/-)
Anthology of Poems – 1986
“Therkke Or Imayam” (A Himalaya in South)
Novel – 1990
‘Urangamarantha Kumbakarnarkal’ – It was selected as one of the best novels published in the 1990 by the magazine – ‘Subamangala’
Compilation of Short Stories
‘Man Uruvankal’ – An award was awarded by the State Bank of India and the writers Board of Tamilnadu.
Novel – 1992
‘Ore or Orlae’ – An Award was awarded by the centre of the service by the centre of the service for International Humanism (Chennai)
Compilation of Short Stories – 1993
1)      ‘Bharathi Memorial Award’ – by Tamilnadu Kalai Illakkia Perumantram and N.C.P.H.
2)      ‘EST Memorial Literary Award’ – by Kovai Lilly Devasigamani Trust
Collection of Short Fiction – 1993
Manasu – Collection of four fictions.  Awarded by State Bank of India.
Compilation of Short Stories – 1995
‘Orankani’ – Awarded by Tirupur Tamil Sangam.
A Volume of Short Stories – 1996
‘Oru Ooorum Sila Manitharkalum’ – Literary Award by State Bank of India.
Novel – 1998
‘Nanjai Manitharkal’ – Award by Tirupur Tamil Sangam
Novel – 1999
‘Sennel’ (Red Paddy)
2010-10th Edition
      1)   Prize given by the Government of Tamilnadu.
      2)   Bharathi Award by Tamilnadu Kalai Illakkia Perumantram
      3)   Perumayi Kuppannan Memorial Award by Tamilnadu Murpokku Eluthallar Sangam
      4)   Literary Award by State Bank of India.
A volume of Short Stories – 2000
‘Vaddathai Meeri’
Novel – 2002
Thappattam – Literary Award by State Bank of India
Novel – 2005
‘Perunthinai – Thanjai Prakash Memorial Literary Award
A Volume of Short Stories – 2006
‘Madaiyankalum Sila Kadaikalum’
A Collection of Fictions – 2006
Novel – 2007
‘Marakkal’ – Award by kovai Kasthuri Seenivasan Trust
A collection of Short Stories – 2010
‘Velladukallum Sila Kodiadukallum’
Essay – 2010
‘Thamilmannil Thirumanam’
Collection of Essays – 2011
‘Marutha Nilamum Sila Pattampoochikalum’
Novel – 2011
Novel – 2014 (in press)
A volume of Short Stories – 2012
‘Kappalkarar Veedu’
Novel – 2014
‘Ellai Pidari’ (in Press)
Essary – 2014
‘Vandal Unavukal’ (In Press)
Vandal Stories – 2014
Three Volumes – A collection of short stories written by me. (in press)
Collection of Short Stories – 1999
‘Thanjai Sirukathaikal’ ( Venkadamani to Yu.Ma. Vasuki) - Includes the master pieces of fifty short story writers their biographies and the review of all stories.
Compilation of Short Stories
‘Thanjai Kathaikalanchiyam’ – Uu.Ve. Saminatha Iyyar to Sivakumar Muthaiah
Collection of Essays – 2001
‘Venmaniyum 44 Pidi Sambalum’ – Compilation of criticism of sennel.
Novel – 2002
Publication of the novel Thasikalin Mosa Valai (or) Mathipatta Mainar by Moovalur Ramamirthammal Published in 1932.
Folk Lores – 2008
A Compilation of Short Stories of the Story Tellers of Kavanur and Ammaiyappan with the objective of East Thanjai.
Oral History – 2010
Compilation of the Shorting of the service of the social workers.  Awarded with Samesthiram Memorial Award for the writings for suppressed society.

Awards and Publications for the Overall writings

1)     An Achievement award by Tanjore Ramasamy Mariammal Educational Trust in 2008.
2)     The Best Novelist Award – Awarded in the Book Fair conducted by the Neiveli Lignite Mine.
3)     Felicitated in the Golden Jubilee Publication of the Daily Thanimani under column “Thanjai Eentta Thangangal” in 2007.  That column includes Solai Sundaraperumal with Kalingnar M. Marunanithi, Semmangudi Seenivasa Iyyar and Uu.Ve. Saminatha Iyyar.
4)     ‘Sennel’ was one among the best ten novels in Tamil Published in the Kumudham Deepavali Edition – 2006.  The top ten includes “Pradhaba Muthaliyar Sarithiram” by Vethanayagam Pillai.  The jury was Venkat Saminathan.
5)     ‘Sennel’ was selected one of the best ten novels in Tamil by T.K. Sivasankaran published in the “Semmalar Pongal Edition” in 2006.
6)     The Short Story “Mannasai” was prescribed for the Tamil Supplementary Reader from 1999 to 2012.
7)     “Sennel” was included in the Syllabus for Graduate and Post Graduate courses in the universities such as Bharathithasan University, Madurai Kamaraj Unversity, Bharathiyar University, Manomaniam Sundaranar University and some antinomies universities.
8)     Scholars from different universities are doing research in my works.


1)     The novel “Sennel” was translated in Malayalam by L.B. Samy.
2)     The same novel “Sennel” was translated in English by Dr. Thomas.  The Reviewer for this translation was the well known translator Latha Ramakrishnan.

Publishers :
1)     Kamalam Publication, Tiruvarur.
2)     Tamil Solai, Chennai.
3)     Kavya, Bangalore
4)     Sivasakthi, Nagai
5)     Nivethitha Alaya, Chennai
6)     New Century Book House, Chennai
7)     Bharathi Puthakalayam, Chennai.

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