Palanimuthu Sivakami (born 1957) is an Indian writer writing in Tamil. She is among the most prominent Dalit writers in India.
Since 1995, she has been centrally involved in the publication of the literary journal Puthiya Kodangi and has a lively investment in issues that touch Dalit and other backward castes and women in Tamil Nadu.
Sivakami also served in the Indian Administrative Services, working in several capacities, including as district collector, Tuticorn and Vellore, additional secretary (labour), director of tourism (GoI) and secretary, Adi-Dravidar and Tribal Welfare.
In 2009, Sivakami joined politics full-time and was a candidate of the Bahujan Samaj Party in the Lok Sabha elections.