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Thi. Janakiraman
  • Thi. Janakiraman

  • Date of birth: February 28, 1921
  • Died: November 18, 1982
  • Born: in Thiruvarur (திருவாரூர்), India.

  • Description: Thi . Janakiraman (also known as Thi Jaa, or T. Janakiraman ) is one of the major figures of 20th century Tamil fiction. He worked as a civil servant. His writing included accounts of his travels in Japan and the Crimea.

    His best-known novel is Mogamul (Thorn of Desire), in which feminine emotions are explored with a story spun around delicate feelings. His short stories such as "Langdadevi" (a lame horse) and "Mulmudi" (Crown of Thorns) follow the same style. Thi Jaa wrote about one hundred short stories and a dozen novels. Two of his novels, Amma Vandhaal and Marappasu, were translated into English as "Sins of Appu's Mother" and "Wooden Cow" respectively. In 1979, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil for his short story collection Sakthi Vaidhiyam. Some of his other notable works are Malar Manjam, Uyirthen and Sembaruthi.