|Education MA , Ph.D||Name S. Rajasekharan|
|Born January 4, 1946 (age 69) (1946-01-04) Cherthala, Alappuzha, Kerala|
Occupation Poet , Critic , and Professor
Spouse(s) Sitammal V (Secretary- PurogamanakalAsAhithya Samgham, Founder General Secretary- Vanitha Sahithi)
Parent(s) T.K.Sankunni Achari (F), N.Lakshmi Amma (M)
S Rajasekharan (born 1946) is a literary critic and poet in the Malayalam language, in India. He was the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit in Kalady, Kerala.
- Literary works
- Literary criticism
- History of literature
- Studies in culture
- Books edited
S Rajasekharan worked as a lecturer and as professor and reader in various government colleges and at the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit in Kalady for over 30 years. He was the Director of the Regional Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit. He was a member of the Faculty and Board of Studies in the University of Kerala, member of Board of Studies in Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit and Kerala Kalamandalam.
The University of Kerala awarded him a doctorate for his thesis titled ‘Vailoppilli's - Vision of Life and Poetry’ (1991).
Dr S Rajasekharan is an approved research guide in Kerala, Kozhikode and Sanskrit Universities and Member of the Doctoral Committees of the University of Kerala, Mahatma Gandhi Sanskrit Universities and Kalamandalam.
He was the founder president of the Teachers' Assosiasion of Sree Sankaracharya Sanskrit University (TASSU 1996), and later Association of Sree Sankaracharya Sanskrit University Teachers (ASSUT 1998), Kalady.
He was the State Executive Committee member of the former Desabhimani Study Circle, and is the State Vice-President of the Purogamana Kala Sahithya Samgham. He was the Vice-President of the Sahithya Pravarthaka Co-operative Society, (SPCS), Kerala.
S Rajasekharan received the A.R.Raja raja Varma Puraskaram 1970 from the University College, Thiruvananthapuram, The Grandhasalasamgham Avard for Best Poetry, the 'Thayat Award' for Literary Criticism (1991), 'The Samskarakeralam Award 2000' of the Govt of Kerala, the 'Mon Fr Kureethadom Memorial Sahithyaratnam Award' in 2010 for the best writer in Malayalam, the 'SBT Literary Award for Literary Criticism 2010' (Paristhithidarsanam Malayalakavithayil) and Dr C P Menon Award 2012 for ecology & Literary Criticism (Paristhithidarsanam Malayalakavithayil).
Rajasekharan has published more than 40 books on Malayalam literature and culture and several collections of poems. Most of the books on literary criticism are approved textbooks or reference material in Kerala, Kozhikode, Puducherry, Mahatma Gandhi and Sanskrit Universities and educational institutions under the Directorate of Public Instruction, Kerala.