Nanjil Nadan

Nanjil Nadan
Born G. Subramaniam
(1947-12-31) 31 December 1947
Veera Narayanamangalam in Kanyakumari District
Pen name Nanjil Nadan
Language Tamil
Nationality Indian
Citizenship Indian
Notable awards Sahitya Akademi Award

Nanjil Nadan (Tamil: நாஞ்சில் நாடன்) is the pseudonym of G. Subramaniam (born 31 December 1947), a Tamil writer from Tamil Nadu, India.


Nanjil Nadan was born in Veera Narayanamangalam in Kanyakumari District to Ganapathiya Pillai and Saraswathi Ammal.[1][2] Born as G. Subramaniam, he uses the pseudonym Nanjil Nadan (means a native of the Nanjil Nadu – the area comprising the taluks of Agastheeswaram and Thovalai in Kanyakumari district[3] ). He has a M.Sc degree in Mathematics.[4] He currently works at W. H. Brady and Co in Coimbatore. He began his literary career by working in Bombay Tamil Sangam's literary magazine Aedu. His first short story Viradham was published in July 1975 in the magazine Deepam run by Na. Parthasarathy. In 2002, his novel Thalaikeezh Vigithangal was made into a Tamil film titled Solla Marandha Kadhai by Thangar Bachan.[5] In 2010 he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil for his short story collection Soodiya poo soodarka.[6] Currently his novel Ettu Thikkum Madha Yaanai is being made into a Tamil film titled Padithurai.[7] He has authored a total of six novels, 112 short stories,2 short story anthologies, 5 essay collections and 2 poetry collections.[8] Some of his works have been translated to English, Malayalam and French. Also some of them are part of the curriculum in several educational institutions.[1]

Awards and recognitions



Short stories




  1. 1 2 "நாஞ்சில் நாடனுக்கு சாகித்ய அகாதெமி விருது". Dina Mani. 21 December 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  2. Dutt, Karthik Chandra (1999). Who's who of Indian Writers, 1999: A-M. Sahitya Akademi. p. 848. ISBN 978-81-260-0873-5.
  3. Nanjil Nadan, '`Nanjil Nattu Vellalar Vazhkai'`(Tamil) – Ethnography of Vellalars of Nanjilnadu, Kalachuvadu Publication, Nagercoil, 2003, ISBN 81-87477-55-5, Page:21
  4. Kannadasan, Akila (24 December 2010). "The writerly life". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
  5. RAO., SUBHA J (21 July 2003). "A study in contrast". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  6. "எழுத்தாளர் நாஞ்சில்நாடனுக்கு சாகித்ய அகாடமி விருது". Dinamalar (in Tamil). 20 December 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  7. "Arya's 'Padithurai'". Indiaglitz. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  8. Kolappan, B (21 December 2010). "Sahitya Akademi award for Nanjil Nadan". The Hindu. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  9. "நாஞ்சில் நாடனுக்கு இயல் விருது". The Tamil Literary Garden. Retrieved 19 December 2012.

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