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A. K. Ramanujan


Who is A. K. Ramanujan?

A. K. Ramanujan: Attipate Krishnaswami Ramanujan also known as A. K. Ramanujan was an Indian poet and scholar of Indian literature who wrote in both English and Kannada language. Ramanujan was a poet, scholar, a philologist, folklorist, translator, and playwright. His academic research ranged across five languages: English Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Sanskrit. He published works on both classical and modern variants of these literature and argued strongly for giving local, non-standard dialects their due. Though he wrote widely and in a number of genres, Ramanujan's poems are remembered as enigmatic works of startling originality, sophistication and moving artistry. He has been awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award posthumously in 1999 for his collection of poems, "The Collected Poems".

  • also known as A.K. Ramanujan
  • born on (86 years ago) in Mysore
  • education: University of Mysore
  • profession: Writer, translator, literary scholar, poet, playwright
  • died on (22 years ago) in Chicago
  • written works: "The Collected Essays of A. K. Ramanujan", "Mattobbana ātmacaritre", "The Collected Poems of A.K. Ramanujan", "Uncollected poems and prose", "Gādegaḷu", "Kuṇṭōbille", "Hymns for Drawing", "Folktales from India"
  • award: - MacArthur Fellowship - "Poetry"

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Google previewThe Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations (1992)

by Edith P. Hazen

A. K. Ramanujan, comp. and tr.

Google previewWomen's Studies Encyclopedia (1999)

by Helen Tierney

537-564; A. K. Ramanujan, "On Women Saints," in J. S. ...

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