P. Sri Acharya

P. Sri Acharya
Born Pichu Srinivasacharya
16 April 1886
Thenthiruperai, Thoothukudi District, Tamil Nadu, India
Died October 28, 1981(1981-10-28) (aged 95)
Nationality Indian
Occupation Journalist, Writer, Scholar
Known for Independence Activist
Parent(s) Pichu Iyengar,
Pichu Ammal

P. Sri Acharya (Tamil: பி. ஸ்ரீ ஆச்சார்யா, April 16, 1886 - October 28, 1981) was a Tamil scholar, journalist and writer from Tamil Nadu, India.


Acharya was born in Thenthiruperai, Thoothukudi District in 1886 to Pichu Iyengar and Pichu Ammal. His full birth name was P. Srinivasacharya, which was later shortened to P. Sri Acharya and further to P. Sri. He was educated at MDT Hindu College, Tirunelveli. He was a friend of the nationalist poet Subramania Bharathi and under his influence become an independence activist. At the insistence of C. Rajagopalachari he started reading Tamil literature and it soon became his primary field of expertise. He also published a journal titled Grama Paribalanam (lit. Administration of Villages) briefly. Later he worked as a journalist for the journal Kumaran. At Kalki Krishnamurthy's invitation he joined Ananda Vikatan. He ended his journalistic career as the editor of Dina Mani. In 1965, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil for his biography of Ramanuja.[1][2] He died in 1981.[3]


Alliance Publishers

Kannadasan Publishers

(Critical Commentaries)

Kalaimagal Kariyalayam

Unknown publisher

"Sri Ramanujar" 1964, Sudhesamitran Publishers, Madras.


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