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Pen name  Nanjil Nadan
Name  Nanjil Nadan
Language  Tamil
Role  Writer

Nationality  Indian
Citizenship  Indian
Movies  Vagabond
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Similar People  Jeyamohan, Nanjil Sampath, Bala, Ki Rajanarayanan, S Ramakrishnan

Notable awards  Sahitya Akademi Award

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Nanjil Nadan (Tamil: நாஞ்சில் நாடன்) is the pseudonym of G. Subramaniam (born 31 December 1947), a Tamil writer from Tamil Nadu, India.


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Nanjil Nadan was born in Veera Narayanamangalam, Thazhakudy in Kanyakumari District to Ganapathiya Pillai and Saraswathi Ammal. Born as G. Subramaniam, he uses the pseudonym Nanjil Nadan (means a native of the Nanjil Nadu – the area comprising the taluks of Agastheeswaram and Thovalai in Kanyakumari district ). He has a M.Sc degree in Mathematics. He currently works at W. H. Brady and Co in Coimbatore. He began his literary career by working in Bombay Tamil Sangam's literary magazine Aedu. His first short story Viradham was published in July 1975 in the magazine Deepam run by Na. Parthasarathy. In 2002, his novel Thalaikeezh Vigithangal was made into a Tamil film titled Solla Marandha Kadhai by Thangar Bachan. In 2010 he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil for his short story collection Soodiya poo soodarka. Currently his novel Ettu Thikkum Madha Yaanai is being made into a Tamil film titled Padithurai. He has authored a total of six novels, 112 short stories,2 short story anthologies, 5 essay collections and 2 poetry collections. Some of his works have been translated to English, Malayalam and French. Also some of them are part of the curriculum in several educational institutions.

Nanjil Nadan is now penning a book on his community — the Vellalas of Nanjilnadu.

He is married to Santhiya. They are blessed with one son and one daughter. His daughter Sangeetha is a medical doctor and his son Ganesh is an engineer.

Awards and recognitions

  • Tamil Literary Garden has announced that Nanjil Nadan has won the Iyal Award, their Lifetime Achievement Award for 2012. He will receive the award formally in June 2013
  • 2010 Sahitya Akademi Award (for Soodiya poo soodarka)
  • Received the Non-Fiction award from The Tamil Literary Garden, Canada for the book 'Nathiyin Pizhaiyandru Narumpunal Inmai'
  • Ilakkiya Sinthanai Award (for Viradham)
  • Govt of Tamil Nadu literary award for best novel (for Sathuranga Kudhirai)
  • Kasthuri Seenivasan Trust Award
  • Thirupur Tamil Sangam award
  • Kannadasan Award
  • Lily Devasigamani Award
  • References

    Nanjil Nadan Wikipedia

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