Rajaram Brammarajan (b. 1953) —
Rajaram Brammarajan holds a Master’s degree and M. Phil degree in English literature and works as Head of the Department of English in Government Arts College, Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu. Brammarajan writes in both Tamil and English, and is a poet, translator, essayist, critic, editor and music columnist.
He has a large number of publications to his credit. His Tamil poetry works are Arindha Nirandharam (Known Eternity), 1980, Vali Unarum Manithargal (Men Sensitive to Pain), 1985, Gnabaga Chirpam (Memory Sculpture), 1987, Puradhan Idhayam (Ancient Heart), 1991, Sneha Pathipgam, 2000 and Kalachuvadu Pathipagam, Selected Poems, 2004.
Among his essays and case studies are Ezra Pound – A critical Introduction, (1985), and Pathinainthu Iropia Naveenavathigal (Fifteen Modern European Writers), 1998.His translations from English to Tamil include Works of Albert Camus, (1983), World poetry, (1989), Louis Borges Stories, (2000), Italo Calvino Stories, 2003 and Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years Of Solitude. He was Editor of Meetchi Quarterly, a little magazine for arts and ideas, from 1983 to 1992. Samakala Ulaga Kavithai(2007) Varthaiyin Rasavatham(2007)[essays on poetry and poetics],and Zen Mayil(2007) are his recent publications. Currently he is editing the quarterly magazine in Tamil called Nangam Pathai. The first issue of this magazine was released in 2007 chennai book fair. 2nd issue is forthcoming
He can be reached at email@example.com and his address is A-30, ASTC Nagar, Pennagaram Road, Dharmapuri-636703, Tamil Nadu.