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A R Venkatachalapathy
Professor

Madras Institute of Development Studies
79, Second Main Road, Gandhinagar,
Adyar, Chennai - 600 020
Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

E-mail: chalapathy@mids.ac.in 

Tel: 0091-44-24412589 / 24419771 Extn: 335;

Fax: 0091 - 44 - 24910872

 
 

Education

B. Com., University of Madras, 1987

MA (History), Madurai –Kamaraj University, 1989

PhD (History), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1995

 

Areas of Research

Social History, Cultural History, Intellectual History, Literary Historiography,
Social and Cultural Change.

 

 

Award

2010

V.K.R.V. Rao Prize in Social Sciences (History 2007). Awarded by the Indian Council for Social Sciences (ICSSR) and the Institute of Social & Economic Change

Named Lectures/Keynote Addresses

May 2013

Keynote Speaker, Ninth Berkeley Tamil Conference, ‘Reading Tamil Publics: Questions of Audience’, University of California, Berkeley.

May 2012

Plenary Speaker, Annual Tamil Studies Conference, University of Toronto

July 2011

B.S. Kesavan Centenary Lecture, National Library, Kolkata

November 2010

Ondaatje Annual Lecture, University of Toronto

May 2007

Keynote Speaker, First Norman Cutler Conference on South Asian Literatures, University of Chicago

Visiting Faculty/Fellowships

2011–2012

ICCR Chair Professor of Indian Studies, South Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore

Fall 2010

Associate Fellow, South Asia Initiative, Harvard University

March 2007

Visiting Fellow, Department of History, University of Calcutta

March 2007

Visiting Fellow, Department of English, University of Delhi

April-July 2006

Charles Wallace Visiting Fellow, Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge

February-March 2005

UPE Visiting Fellow, University of Hyderabad.

 

Fall Quarter 1999

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago.

December 1997-January 1998

Visiting Fellow, Indo-French Cultural Exchange Programme, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris.

October 1996 

Visiting Fellow, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris.

September-October 1996

Research Grant, Charles Wallace India Trust, U.K.

August 1992-January 1994

Junior Research Fellowship, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi.

1999

Bursary to complete a manuscript on popular literature in Tamil, V.S. Sethuraman Centre for Culture Studies.

 

Membership in Think Tank

Member, Board of Advisors, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy.

 

Membership in Decision-Making Bodies

Member, Executive Council, Central University of Tamilnadu, 2013–16

Member, Governing Council, Madras Institute of Development Studies, 2007–09

Member, Executive Council, Madras Institute of Development Studies, 2011–13

Member, Finance Committee, Madras Institute of Development Studies, 2011–13

Member, Governing Council, Madras Institute of Development Studies, 2011–13

 

Work Experience

 

Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai (from June 2001)

Department of Indian History, University of Madras, Chennai (from December 2000 - May 2001)

Department of History, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, April 1995- December 2000

 

Publications

2012    The Province of the Book: Scholars, Scribes, and Scribblers in Colonial Tamilnadu, Permanent Black, Ranikhet

2012    (trans.) Singai Ma. Elangkannan, Flowers at Dawn, Epigram Books, Singapore.

2011    (ed.) Red Lilies and Frightened Birds: A Translation of the Tamil Classic ‘Muttollayiram’, Penguin Black Classics Series, Penguin, New Delhi (forthcoming in Sep. 2011).

2010    (ed.) Love Stands Alone: Selections from Tamil Sangam Poetry, Penguin Viking, New Delhi.

2009    Guest Editor (with Esther Fihl), Review of Development and Change, XIV (1–2), January–December, special double no.: ‘Cultural Encounters in Tranquebar: Past and Present’.

2006    In Those Days There Was No Coffee: Writings in Cultural History (New Perspectives on Indian Pasts, Series Editor: Saurabh Dube), Yoda Press, New Delhi.

2006    (ed.) A.K. Chettiar, In the Tracks of the Mahatma: The Making of a Documentary, Orient Longman, Hyderabad.

2006    (ed.) Chennai, Not Madras: Perspectives on the City, Marg, Mumbai.

2003    (trans.) Sundara Ramaswamy, J.J.: Some Jottings, Katha, New Delhi.

1999    (ed.) Guest Editor, South Indian Folklorist, Special number on ‘Folklore in Print’.

 

Books (Tamil)

2010    (ed.) Tilaka Maharishi by V.O.C. (unpublished biography of Tilak by V.O. Chidambaram Pillai), Kalachuvadu Pathippagam, Nagercoil.

2008     (trans.) Romila Thapar, Past & Prejudice, National Book Trust of India, New Delhi.

2008    Bharati Karuvoolam: ‘Hindu’ Nalithalil Bharathiyin Eluthukkal (uncollected writings of Subramania Bharati in the Hindu), Kalachuvadu Pathippagam, Nagercoil.

2006     (ed.) Pudumaippithan Mozhipeyarppukal (third volume of the chronological and variorum edition of the complete works of Pudumaippithan), Kalachuvadu Pathippagam, Nagercoil.

2005    (trans.) Thuyarmiku Varikalai Indriravu Nan Ezhutalam (Tamil Translation of Pablo Neruda’s poems), Kalachuvadu Pathippagam, Nagercoil.

2004     (ed.), Bharatiyin ‘Vijaya’ Katturaigal (The uncollected writings of Subramania Bharati from Vijaya, 1909-1910), Kalachuvadu Pathippagam, Nagercoil.

2004     Mucchanthi Ilakkiyam (Popular Literature in Colonial Tamilnadu), Kalachuvadu Pathippagam, Nagercoil.

2004    Mullai: Oar Arimugam, Mullai Pathippagam, Chennai.

2003    (ed.), A.K. Chettiar, Annal Adichuvattil (The making of the documentary, Mahatma Gandhi), Kalachuvadu Pathippagam, Nagercoil.

2002b  Novelum Vasippum: Oru Varalattru Parvai (Early Novels and Reading Practices: A Historical View), Kalachuvadu Pathippagam, Nagercoil (second edition 2003).

2002a  (ed.) Pudumaippithan Katturaigal (second volume of chronological and variorum edition of the complete works of Pudumaippithan), Kalachuvadu Pathippagam, Nagercoil (second edition 2003).

2000b   Andha Kalathil Kappi Illai Muthalana Aaivu Katturaigal (collection of research papers on Tamil cultural history), Kalachuvadu Pathippagam, Nagercoil (second edition 2001).

2000a  (ed.) Pudumaippithan Kathaigal (first volume of chronological and variorum edition of the complete works of Pudumaippithan), Kalachuvadu Pathippagam, Nagercoil (sixth edition 2010).

1999     (ed.) Va. Oo. Chiyin Sivagnana Bodha Urai (Critical edition of V.O.Chidambaram Pillai’s commentary on Sivagnana Bodham), Tuticorin.

1998     (ed.) Annai Itta Thee (Uncollected works of Pudumaippithan), Kalachuvadu Pathippagam, Nagercoil.

1994c   (ed.) BharatiyinIndia’ Karuthuppadangal, 1906-10 (Bharati's ‘India’ Cartoons, 1906-10), Madras.

1994b   (ed.) V.O.C.yum Bharatiyum (V.O.C. and Bharati), Makkal Veliyeedu, Madras.

1994a  Dravidar Iyakkamum Vellalarum, 1927-44 (The Dravidian Movement and the Vellalars, 1927-44), South Vision Books, Madras.

1990     (With A.Sivasubramanian).  Binny Alai Velainirutham 1921 (The Binny Mills' Strike 1921), Ponni, Madras.

1988     (ed.) Maraimalai Adigalar Natkurippugal (Diaries of Maraimalai Adigal, 1898-1950), Madras.

1987     V.O.C.yum Tirunelveli Eluchiyum (V.O.C. and the Tirunelveli Riots, 1908), Makkal Veliyeedu, Madras.

1984     (ed.) V.O.C. Kadithangal (Letters of V.O.C., 1901-36), Sekar Pathippagam, Madras.

 

Research Papers (English)

2011    ‘More Kshatriya Than Thou: Caste and Ritual Ranking in Colonial Tamilnadu’, in Michael Bergunder, Heiko Frese and Ulrike Schröder (eds), Ritual, Caste, and Religion in Colonial South India, Delhi: Primus Books.

2011    ‘Bharati on Tagore’, Seminar, July.

2010    ‘In Print, On the Net: Tamil Literary Canon in the Colonial and Post Colonial Worlds’, in Sumit Gupta, Tapan Basu, Subarno Chattarji (eds), Globalization in India: Contents and Discontents, Pearson, New Delhi.

2010    ‘More Kshatriya Than Thou: Caste and Ritual Ranking in Colonial Tamilnadu’, in Michael Bergunder, Heiko Frese and Ulrike Schröder (eds), Ritual, Caste, and Religion in Colonial South India, (Neue Hallesche Berichte 9) Halle: Verlag der Franckeschen Stiftungen.

2010b ‘In Search of Ashe’, Economic and Political Weekly, 9–15 January.

2010a ‘In Those Days There Was No coffee’: Consumption, Popular Culture, and Middle-Class Formation in Madras’ in Sanjay Joshi (ed.), The Middle Class in Colonial India, Oxford Univ. Press, New Delhi.

2009d  ‘Excising the Self: Writing Autobiography in Colonial Tamilnadu’, The Journal of South Indian History, 3 (1), July 2009.

2009c  ‘Written on Leaves in the Malabarian Manner: Print Culture in Eighteenth-Century Tranquebar’, in Review of Development and Change, XIV (1–2), January–December.

2009b  ‘Grammar, the Frame of language: Tamil Pandits at the College of Fort St George’, in Thomas R. Trautmann (ed.), The Madras School of Orientalism: Producing Knowledge in Colonial South India, Oxford Univ. Press, New Delhi.

2009a  ‘Making a Modern Self in Colonial Tamilnadu’, in Vijaya Ramaswamy & Yogesh Sharma (eds), Biography as History: Indian Perspectives, Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi.

2008a  ‘Kalaikkalanjiyam: The Making of the Tamil Encyclopaedia, 1947-1968’ in Swapan Chakravorty & Abhijit Gupta (ed.), Movable Type: Book History in India, Permanent Black, Ranikhet.

2007    ‘Exaggerated Obituaries: The Tamil Book in the Age of Electronic Reproduction’, in Nalini Rajan (ed.), Digital Culture Unplugged: Probing the Native Cyborg’s Multiple Locations, Routledge, London, New York & New Delhi.

2006b  ‘Subaltern Studies in the Tamil Context: Some Reflections’ in N. Rajendran, (ed.), Sources: Construction & Reconstruction of South Indian History, ICHR, Bangalore.

2006a  ‘Madras Manade: How Chennai remained with Tamilnadu’, in A.R. Venkatachalapathy (ed.), Chennai, Not Madras: Perspectives on the City, Marg, Mumbai.

2005d  ‘Andha Kalathil Kapi Illai: Tamilagathe Kapiyude Samskariga Charithiram’, Pachakuthira, August (Malayalam translation of 2002c)

2005c  ‘Enna Prayocanam: Constructing the Canon in Colonial Tamilnadu’. Indian Economic and Social History Review, 42(4), October-December, special number on Language, Genre and Historical Imagination in South India.

2005b  ‘Review symposium: Literary Cultures in History’, Indian Economic and Social History Review, 42(3)

2005a  ‘Drinking Coffee: Contending with Modernity in Late Colonial Tamilnadu’ in Satish Poduval (ed.), Re-figuring Culture: History, Theory and the Aesthetic in Contemporary India, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.

2004c  ‘Triumph of Tobacco: The Tamil Experience’, in Jean-Luc Chevillard, Eva Wilden (eds.), South-Indian Horizons: Felicitation Volume for Francois Gros, Institut Francais de Pondichery & Ecole Francaise d’Extreme-Orient, Pondicherry.

2004b  ‘In Those Days There was no Coffee: Coffee-Drinking and Middle-Class Culture in Late Colonial Tamilnadu,’ in Sanjay Subrahmanyam (ed.), Land, Politics and Trade in South Asia, Oxford University Press (reprint of 2002c).

2004a  ‘Street Smart in Chennai: The City in Popular Imagination’, in C.S. Lakshmi (ed.), The Unhurried City: Writings on Madras, Penguin.

2003c  ‘Caricaturing the Political: A Brief History of the Cartoon in Tamil Journalism’, Art India, 8(4), Quarter 4.

2003b  ‘In Print, On the Net: Tamil Literary Canon(s) in the Colonial and Post Colonial Worlds’, in Sumit Gupta, Tapan Basu (eds.), Globalisation, Conflict and Identity, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi.

2003a  ‘When Gandhi Visited Madras’, Hindu, 26 January

2002c  ‘In Those Days There was no Coffee: Coffee-Drinking and Middle-Class Culture in Late Colonial Tamilnadu,’ Indian Economic and Social History Review, 39(2-3), Dharma Kumar Memorial Volume.

2002b  ‘Coining Words: Politics and Language in Late Colonial Tamilnadu’ in Vasant Kaiwar & Sucheta Mazumdar (eds.), Antinomies of Modernity: Essays on Race, Orient, Nation, Duke University Press (reprint of 1995b). Indian reprint: Tulika, Delhi, 2003.

2002a  ‘Fiction and the Tamil Reading Public’, in Meenakshi Mukherjee (ed.), Early Novels in India, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.

2001    ‘What is it Worth?: Reflections on the Making of the Tamil Literary Canon’, in G. Karunanithi & R. Balachandran (eds.), Literature and Society, M.S. University, Tirunelveli.

1999    ‘Songsters of the Crossroads: Popular Literature in Colonial Tamilnadu’, South Indian Folklorist,

1998    ‘Almanacs and Railway Timetables: A Brief History of Tamil Book-Publishing’ in Gum and Calico: Libraries of India, Alliances Francaises, Delhi.

1997    ‘Domesticating the Novel: Society and Culture in Inter-War Tamilnadu’, The Indian Economic and Social History Review, 34(1), January-April.

1996c ‘Lampooning the Raj: Subramania Bharati and the Cartoon in Tamil Journalism, 1906-1910’, ICCTR Journal, V(1-2).

1996b  ‘At the Margins: Saivite Intellectuals in the Dravidian Movement, 1927-44’ in K.A. Manikumar (ed.), History and Society, Madras.

1996a ‘Subramania Bharati and the Modernisation of Tamil’, South Indian Studies, 1, Jan.–June.

1995b  ‘Plague: The Subaltern Experience’, Radical Journal of Health, 1(3).

1995b  ‘Coining Words: Politics and Language in Late Colonial Tamilnadu’, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East: South Asia Bulletin, XV(2), Duke University Press.

1995a ‘Dravidian Movement and Saivites, 1927-44’, Economic and Political Weekly, 8 April.

1994    ‘Reading Practices and Modes of Reading in Colonial Tamilnadu’, Studies in History, X(2), July-December.

1991    (With M.S.S. Pandian and S. Anandhi) ‘Of Maltova Mothers and Other Stories’, Economic and Political Weekly, 20 April.

1989    (With P. Athiyaman) ‘On Gandhi, Mayo and Emilsen’, South Asia, 12(2).

1988    ‘Colonial Education, Bureaucracy and a Genius’, Economic and Political Weekly, 13 February.

 

General Articles (English)

2013    ‘C.S. Subramanyam: Communist Chronicler’, Economic and Political Weekly, 19 Jan.

2012    ‘A British Journalist and the Tamil Poet’, The Hindu, 11 Dec.

2011    ‘Reading Amma’s Mind’, The Indian Express, 17 May.

2010    ‘When the Bees Sing…’ (excerpts from introduction to Love Stands Alone, Penguin, 2010), Hindu, 7 March.

2010    ‘Tilak’s Southern Lieutenant’, Hindu, 17 January.

2009    ‘Speaking of Anna’, Perarignar Anna Nuttrandu Niraivu Vizha Malar, Govt. of Tamilnadu.

2009    ‘An Irish Link’, Frontline, 25 September.

2009    ‘The “Classical” Language Issue’, Economic and Political Weekly, xliv (2), 10–16 January.

2008    ‘After Me the Deluge: My Days at JNU’, Alumni Association of JNU Souvenir 2008.

2008    ‘Classical Language’, Economic Times, 14 November.

2008    ‘C.N. Annadurai: Letter and Spirit’, India Today, 21 April.

2007    ‘Tongue-Tied’, India Today, 31 December.

2005    ‘Jeyakanthan: Courting Controversy’, Outlook (e-version), April.

2004    ‘Novel as Critique’, The Hindu, 5 January

2001    ‘Economist Extraordinaire’, The Hindu, Feb.

1999    ‘Art in the Type Foundry’, Nunkalai, March.

1997    ‘Master Historian: A Meeting with Christopher Hill’, Frontline, May.

1996b  ‘Democratising Research’, Hindu, 8 October.

1996a ‘Resisting Oppressive Laws with Impressive Cartoons’, Economic Times, 14 July.

1995    ‘Nationalising Anna’, Economic Times, 5 July.

1994    ‘Tamil Classics in Penguin’, Periyar Era, November.

1993    ‘A.K. Ramanujan’, Economic and Political Weekly, 31 July.

1993    ‘On the So-Called Splintering of Tamil Sensibility’, The Book Review, February.

 

Research Papers (Tamil)

2010    ‘Tamilil Kandana Ilakkiyam’ in P. Saravanan (ed.) Arutpa Marutpa: Kandana Thirattu, Kalachuvadu Pathippagam, Nagercoil.

2009    ‘Ashe Adichuvattil…’, Kalachuvadu 118, October. (Reprinted in A. Sivasubramanian, Ashe Kolaiyum India Puratchi Iyakkamum, Kalachuvadu Pathippagam, Nagercoil, 2009.

2007    ‘Maruthuva Akarathi Thanta Medhai’, Kalachuvadu 85, January.

2006b  ‘Bharatiyin Tharasu’, Kalachuvadu 84, December.

2006a   ‘Bharatam Thanta Bakiratar’, Kalachuvadu 73, January.

2005c  ‘Uthiratha Malargal: Urainadai U.Ve.Sa.’ in Perumalmurugan (ed.), U.Ve.Sa: Panmuka Alumaiyin Peruruvam, Nagercoil (reprint of 2005a).

2005b  ‘Tamil Novelin Nilaiperu, 1900-1950’, in Ba. Mathivanan, R. Cheran (eds.), Tamilini 2000: Manattu Katturaigal, Kalachuvadu Pathippagam.

2005a  ‘Uthiratha Malargal: Urainadai U.Ve.Sa.’, Kalachuvadu 63, March.

2004a  ‘Bharati Elutha Thaviriya Ettaiyapura Valalaru’, Dinamani Deepavali Malar.

2004b  ‘Tamil Adaiyalathin Thiru’, Kalachuvadu, September.

2004e  ‘Anandanum Andalum: Pudumaippithan Pathippitha Dinamani Malargal’, in Vaikarai and K. Chandrasekaran (eds), Azhipadum Tamilar Vizhakkal, Chennai. (reprint of 2003b)

2003d  ‘Mullai: Oru Varalattru Pathivu’, in Mu.Palaniappan, Mullai Ilakkiya Kalanjiyam, Mullai Pathippagam.

2003c  ‘Elutha Thavariya Pudumaippithan’, Kumudam Theeranadhi, July.

2003b  ‘Anandanum Andalum: Pudumaippithan Pathippitha Dinamani Malargal’, Ira Ilavarau Manivizha Malar.

2003a  ‘Panchangamum Railway Guideum: Naveena Tamilaga Pathippulagam’, Kalachuvadu, Jan.-Feb.

2002b  ‘Vanathu Amaran: Pudumaippithan Samakala Mathippeedugal’, Kalachuvadu, Sep.-Oct.

2002a  ‘Novelin Nilaiperu, 1900–1950’ in B. Mathivanan (ed.), Tamil-ini Katturaigal, Nagercoil.

1999    ‘Va. Oo. Chiyum Saiva Siddhantamum’, Yugam Marum, London: reprinted from Araichi, No. 47.

1997    ‘Va. Oo. Chiyum Saiva Siddhantamum’, Araichi, No. 47.

1997    ‘Emakku Tholil Kavithai: Bharatiyin Eluthu Valkai’, Kalachuvadu, No. 19.

1996.   ‘Bharatiyum Mozhiyin Naveenamayamakkamum’, Kalachuvadu, No. 13, March.

1994b ‘Bharatiyin Karuthupadangal’, Kalachuvadu, No. 9, December.

1990a ‘Suyamariyathai Iyakkamum Saivarum, 1927-44’, Araichi, No. 35, April.

1989    ‘Pugaiyilai: Payanpadum Panpadum’, Araichi, No. 32, July.

 

General Papers (Tamil)

2012    ‘Marxiya Varalattrasiriyar Iruvar’, Kalachuvadu, 155, Nov.

2011    ‘Kalachuvadu Pathippagam: Nirappappadum Idaiveligal’, Kalachuvadu, 150, June 2012.

2011    ‘Ayothidasarai Sanditha Kosambi’, Kalachuvadu, 140, Aug.

2010    ‘Sangappavum Thangappavum’, The Sunday Indian (Tamil), 14–27 June.

2009    ‘D. Veeraraghavan’, Kalachuvadu, March.

2009    ‘Kamil Zvelebil’, Kalachuvadu, February.

2004    ‘Itharkenkol Peruvagai Padaikkindrire’, India Today, 6 October

2004    ‘Koorai Aeri Kozhi Pidikkathavan…’, Kalachuvadu, July.

2004    ‘Melai Kan Konda Konal Parvai’, Kalachuvadu, May.

2003    ‘Ci.Su. Mani’, Kalachuvadu, July-Aug.

2003    ‘Neerottam’, Kalachuvadu, July-Aug.

1998    ‘Thiruppumunaiyil Thi.Mu.Ka.’, India Today, 3 Sep.

1995    ‘Unakkuma Tamil Moochu?’, India Today (Tamil annual literary number).

1994    ‘Kanakku Vazhakku’ (a monthly column on cultural politics), Arangettram, Dec. 1993 - Sep. 1994.

1990    ‘Marupathippugal: Oru Kurippu’, Araichi, No. 36, July.

 

Translations

2012    (trans.) Singai Ma. Elangkannan, Flowers at Dawn, Epigram Books, Singapore.

2011    Translation from Cho. Dharman’s Kukai in K. Satyanarayana and Susie Tharu (eds), No Alphabet in Sight: New Dalit Writing from South India, Dossier 1: Tamil and Malayalam, Penguin, New Delhi.

2010    Translations of Periyar on caste and religion in Ramachandra Guha (ed.), Makers of Modern India, Penguin-Viking, New Delhi.2008          (trans.) Romila Thapar, Past & Prejudice, National Book Trust of India, New Delhi.

2008    A.K. Chettiar, ‘I Meet Subhas Babu’, The Oracle, XXX (1), January.

2005    (trans.) Thuyarmiku Varikalai Indriravu Nan Ezhutalam (Tamil Translation of Pablo Neruda’s poems), Kalachuvadu Pathippagam, Nagercoil.

2005    Sanjay Subrahmanyam, ‘Tandoori Thodatha Tamil Unavu’, Kalachuvadu, 69, September.

2003    Sundara Ramaswamy, J.J.: Some Jottings, Katha, New Delhi.

2003    Steve Hughes, ‘Cinema and Audience in Tamilnadu in the 1920s: A Sociological View’, in Ravikumar (ed.), Migai Nadum Kalai, Nagercoil (reprinted from Kalachuvadu 16, Dec. 96 – Feb. 97.

2003    Ramachandra Guha, ‘Cricket and Colonialism’, Kalachuvadu, March-April.

2000    D.D. Kosambi, ‘Marxism and Ancient Indian History’, Kalachuvadu.

1994b  Raj Gowthaman, ‘Contemporary Dalit Literature in Tamil: A Comment’, Indian Literature, May-June.

1994a  Sundara Ramaswamy, J.J.: Sila Kurippugal (some extracts), Indian Literature, May-June.

1987b  Translations from Pablo Neruda, Palam, May.

1987a  Bharatidasan, Tranquillity: A Mute Play, Apollo Veliyeedu, Madras.

 

Forewords and Afterwords

2013    ‘“Dilip” Veeraraghavan (1958–2009)’ in D. Veeraraghavan, The Making of the Madras Working Class, LeftWord Books, New Delhi.

2012    ‘Seeniyayi Inikkum Kavithokai’, Payani, Varichudinum Parpavarillai, Kalachuvadu Pathippagam, Nagercoil.

2005a  Ve. Manickam, Danapathi Pillai Varalaru, Tirunelveli.

2005b  ‘Ashokamitran: The Aesthetic of the Ordinary’, Afterword to Ashokamitran, Mole!, Orient Longman.

2004    Devibharati, Puzhudhikkul Chithirangal, Nagercoil.

2002    Bhakthavatsala Bharati, Tamilar Manidaviyal, Chennai.

1997    T. Paramasivan, Ariyappadatha Thamilakam, Tirunelveli.

1995    M.L. Thangappa (trans), Bharatidasan’s The House of Darkness, Madras.

1991    Mamani,  Arivuchurangam Appaduraiyar, Madras.

1990    T. Kovendhan (trans), Milton’s Samson Agonistes, Madras.

1985    T. Kovendhan, Pudunanooru, Madras.

 

Current Research Work 

  • Indo-Danish Interaction in the 18th century with special reference to Print (in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen,  Denmark)

  • Studies in the social history of the Dravidian movement.

  • The making of middle-class culture in colonial Tamilnadu.

  • A multi-volume biography of and documentation on V.O. Chidambaram Pillai (1872-1936).

  • Editing the collected works of Pudumaippithan (thus far four volumes published; three more are under preparation).

 

Contact Details

 

A R Venkatachalapathy

Professor

Madras Institute of Development Studies

79, Second Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar

Chennai – 600 020, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Tel: 0091 – 44 – 24412589 / 24419771, Fax: 0091 – 44 – 24910872

E-mail: chalapathy@mids.ac.in

Web: http://www.mids.ac.in/chalapathy.htm