Sirpi Balasubramaniam

Sirpi Balasubramaniam
Born (1936-07-29) July 29, 1936
Aathupollachi, Coimbatore district, Tamilnadu
Occupation poet, critic

Sirpi Balasubramaniam (Tamil: சிற்பி பாலசுப்ரமணியம்; born 29 July 1936) is a Tamil poet, critic, scholar and professor from Tamil Nadu, India.


Balasubramaniam was born in Aaththupollachi village in Coimbatore District. He obtained his MA from Annamalai University and PhD from Madras University. He worked as a lecturer in NGM college, Pollachi. He then became a Professor at the Tamil department of Bharathiar University. He eventually became the head of the Department. He was a founder member of the Vanambadi literary movement in the 1970s. He edited the movement's flagship journal of the same name and also another literary magazine called Annam vidu thoothu. He has published more than a dozen works of poetry and literary criticism in his literary career. In 2003, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil for his poetry collection Oru Giraamattu Nadhi (lit. River in a Hamlet ). He had earlier won the Sahitya Akademi's award for translators in 2001 for his translation of Lalithambika Antharjanam's Agnisakshi into Tamil. He is the current convener of the Akademi's Tamil advisory board.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Awards and recognitions

Partial bibliography


Literary criticism


  1. Tamil Sahitya Akademi Awards 1955-2007 Sahitya Akademi Official website.
  2. Dutt, Kartik Chandra (1999). Who's who of Indian Writers, 1999: A-M. Sahitya Akademi. p. 92. ISBN 978-81-260-0873-5.
  3. "Award for Sirpi Balasubramaniam". The Hindu. 2 August 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
  4. "Award for Sirpi Balasubramaniam". The Hindu. 6 August 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
  5. "Sangam classics". The Hindu. 26 January 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
  6. "Bharathi's works being translated into English". The Hindu. 21 May 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
  7. "Treading Bharati's path". The Hindu. 26 May 2003. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
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