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Manjal Veethigal

Author Name: V. K. Ramakrishnon | Format: Paperback | Genre : Poetry | Other Details

This collection of poetry, Manjal Veethigal, is a treat to nature lovers.

The poems describe elements of nature in all their abundance from flowers and clouds, to singing cuckoos and dancing peacocks.

The poet draws several striking comparisons–between the celestial bodies and a girl adorned in her ornaments; the swaying of the coconut leaf and a tied elephant.

Poems such as Neelavanam (Blue Sky) are highly philosophical.

The poetry delves into the subjects of love, unexpressed love, family, optimism, social sense, and perseverance in handling difficult situations.

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V. K. Ramakrishnon

V. K. Ramakrishnon was born in 1950, in the village of Vaiyavoor near Kanchipuram.

He graduated his Masters in Arts in Tamil Literature from Pachaiyappa’s College, Chennai in the year 1978.

He joined the Tamil Nadu Government Revenue Service in 1973 and worked at the Chennai Collectorate.

Fond of reading Tamil literature, he occasionally wrote poems that were published in Tamil weeklies.

Uvamai Kavignar Suradha, Dr. Avvai Natarajan, former secretary at the government’s Tamil Development and Culture Department, and poet Pabanasam Kuralpithan have contributed to the prefaces of Manjal Veethigal, praising the author’s poetic sense and sense of social responsibility.

The poet believes the intent of literature should be to mend the animal nature in people.



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