Company Kumudam Group
|Founder S.A.P Annamalai
Year founded 1947; 70 years ago (1947)
Kumudam is a Tamil weekly magazine published in Chennai, India. It was founded in 1947 by Kumudam Group (P.V. Parthasarathy and S.A.P. annamalai), which also publishes other Tamil magazines including Kumudam Reporter, Kumudam Snehidi, Kumudam Bhakti, Kumudam Jothidam, Kumudam Theeranadhi. The Kumudam Group started a Telugu spiritual magazine called Kumudam Bhakthi Special.
It had a circulation of 620,000 copies in 1986. The web site kumudam.com attracted over 66,000 visitors in 2008 according to a Compete.com survey.
In September 2015, Kumudam came under criticism when an article published in Kumudam Reporter had criticised women wearing leggings. The women's pictures used in the article were reportedly printed without consent. The article received considerable social media attention, resulting in a petition on Change.org, which received over 17,500 signatures.