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Vol. 2 No. 3 (2020): Volume 2, Issue 3, Year 2020

Literary Personality evident in Kalaignar M.Karunanidhi’s Text bibliography

Sridevi P
Department of Tamil, Sri S. Ramasamy Naidu Memorial College, Sattur - 626 203, Tamil Nadu, India

Published 2020-05-16


  • Kalaignar,
  • Literature,
  • Tamil,
  • Sangam Tamil people,
  • Literary personality

How to Cite

P, S. (2020). Literary Personality evident in Kalaignar M.Karunanidhi’s Text bibliography. International Research Journal of Tamil, 2(3), 60-69.

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Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi stands high of all literary stalwarts of his age through his contribution to the language, literature and the state as a writer and a leader. He had been meticulously writing for decades together producing wide range of works that include political statements, pamphlets, editorial columns, poems, plays, stories, and translations of classics, screenplay and dialogues for films, Television serials and so on. His area of expertise includes ancient Tamil literature on which he has written kuraloviyam, sangaTamizh, Tholkapiyapoonga and ThirukuralThelivurai. He registers his vision for Tamil language and people in his works. He records his pride in rich Tamil tradition and at the same time he employs satire to comment about the grey areas. This paper studies the works of Dr. Kalaignar and presents the social history of the Tamils depicted in it through various literary devices.


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  1. R. Mohan, (2006), Kalaignar Tamil, Mani vasahar publishers, Chennai.
  2. Kalaignar Mu Karunanithi, (2003), Tholkappiya Poonga, Tamilkani Publishers, Chennai.
  3. Kalaignar Mu Karunanithi, (1985), Kuraloviyam, Bharathi Publishers, 126-108, Usman Road, T. Nagar, Chennai-17.