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A. K. Ramanujan

Indian linguist

1929   -   1993

country of citizenship: India, British Raj
language of expression: English, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Sanskrit
educated at: University of Mysore, Indiana University, Maharaja's College, Mysore
occupation: linguist, writer, translator, poet, faculty member
award received: MacArthur Fellows Program, Sahitya Akademi Award, Fulbright Program, Padma Shri in literature & education

Attipate Krishnaswami Ramanujan (16 March 1929 – 13 July 1993) also known as A. K. Ramanujan was an Indian poet and scholar of Indian literature who wrote in both English and Kannada. Ramanujan was a poet, scholar, a philologist, folklorist, translator, and playwright. His academic research ranged across five languages: English, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, and Sanskrit. He published works on both classical and modern variants of this literature and argued strongly for giving local, non-standard dialects their due. Though he wrote widely and in a number of genres, Ramanujan's poems are remembered as enigmatic works of startling originality, sophistication and moving artistry. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award posthumously in 1999 for his collection of poems, The Selected Poems.
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The Collected Poems of A. K. Ramanujan

poetry collection by A. K. Ramanujan

author: A. K. Ramanujan

Poems of Love and War

author: A. K. Ramanujan

Speaking of Siva

author: A. K. Ramanujan

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