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Life History and Literary Works of C.N. Annadurai


Kanchipuram Natarajan Annadurai (C.N. Annadurai):

Tamil author, actor, playwright, poet, satirist, stateman, politician, social worker, orator,..
Widely known as Arignar Anna or simply as "ANNA".

Life History

  • born 15 Sept 1909 at Kanchipuram in a middle class family (to Mr. Natarajan and Mrs. Bangaru Ammal)
  • studied at Pachiyappa's High school and at Pachiyappa's college, Madras (Graduated with B.A (Hons).
  • got involved in politics even while at Govindappa Naicker School in Madras
  • became a follower of E.V.R (Ramacami Periyar) and joined Justice Party (renamed as Dravida Kazhagam in 1944), worked as Sub-Editor for "Justice"
  • 1942: started Tamil weekly "Dravidanaadu"
  • 1949: Left with EVR to form a new party "Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)
  • 1957: DMK wins 15 seats in the Tamilnadu State Assembly Election and CNA becomes the Leader of Opposition.
  • 1959: DMK captures majority of seats in civic elections
  • 1962: DMK wins 50 seats in State Assembly and CNA gets elected as Member of Parliament (MP)
  • 1967: DMK wins State election with landslide victory (138 out of 173 seats) and CNA sworn in as Chief Minister
  • 1968: received Hony. Doctorate from Annamalai University
  • 3 Feb 1969: Died of Cancer

Literary Contributions of C.N. Annadurai

  • Annavin kalvic cintanaikal
    Tokuppaciriyar R. Thyagarajan
    Chennai, Annai Nilaiyam [1969]

  • Annavin kavitaikal
    Chennai : Pumpukar Piracuram Piras, 1981

  • Annavin arukataikal. [1969]

  • Annavin cirukataikal. [1969]
    Chennai : Manivacakar Patippakam, 1996

  • Annavin navamanikal. [1968]

  • Annavin collaram. [1968]

  • Annavin muttukkuviyal. [1969]

  • Annavin natakankal. [1971]

  • Anpu valkkai
    Cennai: Ke. Ar. Narayanan, 1958, 1967

  • Aranilaiyankal
    Cennai: Marumalarcci Nul Nilaiyam, 1949.

  • Arappor
    Tirucci : Tiravitap Pannai, 1951. Series title: SAMP early 20th-century Indian books project ; item 41192.

  • Arinar Anna Conna kutti kataikal 100
    Cennai: Potu Metaip Patippakam, 1970., 3rd Ed.

  • Ariyamayai
    Tirucci: Tiravitap Pannai, 1948., 3rd Ed.

  • Anna speaks at the Rajya Sabha, 1962-66
    edited by S. Ramachandran
    Bombay : Orient Longmans, 1975

  • Annavin pattamalippu vila uraikal
    patippaciriyar A.Ki. Murthi.
    Tancavur : Anna Veliyittillam, 1981

  • Annavin pattamalippu vi_la uraikal
    patippaciriyar A. Ki. Murthi
    Tancavur : Anna Veliyittillam, 1981; Series title: Anna veliyitu ; 8.

  • Annavin camutayap puratci
    Chennai : Apirami Publications, 1985

  • Antik kalampakam
    Chennai : Parati Patippakam, 1986

  • Aringar Annavin uvamaikal konta colloviyam tokuttavar Pon. Ku. Kotantapani
    Ce_n_nai : Apirami Paplikesans, 1986-1987.
  • Arinar Anna conna nuru nakaiccuvaik kataikal. [1970]

  • Arinar Annavin cinnac cinna malarkal
    Chennai : Parati Patippakam, 1986.

  • Ariyamalai. [1969]

  • Ariyamayai
    Tiruccirappalli, Tiravitappannai [1969]

  • Aruvatai
    Chennai: Pumpukar Patippakam, 1989.

  • Assembly speeches of Anna
    editor-in-chief, A. K. Moorthy ; associate editor, G. Sankaran ;
    with a foreword by S. G. Manavala Ramanujam
    Thanjavur : Anna Pub. House, 1975.

  • Atiyapatam
    Chennai : Pumpukar Patippakam, 1988.

  • Camatarmam. [1962]

  • Camukacevaki Carupala
    Chennai : Parati Patippakam, 1988

  • Cantiramokan : Civaji kanta Intu rajyam
    Chennai: Pumpukar Piracuram Piras, 1980.

  • Cantirotayam : A_rinar Anna Turairajaka-Mayentira_naka natikkum natakam
    Kancipuram : Cukumara_n Patippakam, 1978.

  • Cintanaic cirpi cinkara velar
    Cennai: Min Pitippor Cankam, 1949., 1st Ed.

  • Ciru kataikal
    Tirucci: Tiravitap Pannai, 1947.
    Tirucci, Tiravitappannai [1969].

  • C. N. Annaturai M. A. arriya corpolivu
    Trichy: Chandravilas Pinjrapole Press, 1945.

  • Corkkavacal
    Maturai: Vi. Cuppurayalu Nayutu Piras, 19xx, 1st ed

  • Cenkarumpu
    Chennai: Pumpukar Patippakam, 1988.

  • Cevva_lai
    Chennai: Pumpukar Piracuram Piras, 1980.

  • Convocation addresses of Anna
    editor-in-chief, A. K. Moorthy ; associate editor, G. Sankaran ;
    with a foreword by S. G. Manavala Ramanujam. Rev. ed.
    Thanjavur : Anna Pub. House, 1975. Series title: Anna's literature. Series title: Oratorical series ; 2.

  • Cumar Cuppaiya
    Chennai: Parati Patippakam, 1986

  • E, talnta Tamilakame
    Chennai, Muttami_l Nilaiyam]; vi_rpa_nai urimai: Pari Nilaiyam [1968].

  • Ellorum innattu ma_n_nar. [1971]

  • En valvu
    Chennai : Pumpukar Patippakam, 1988

  • Ettu natkal
    Chennai : Parati Patippakam, 1986.
  • Ennaig kavarnta puttakankal
    Cennai: Marumalarcci Nul Nilaiyam, 1949.
    Cennai: Muttamil Nilaiyam, 1949., 1st Ed.

  • Felicitation addresses of Anna
    editor-in-chief, A. K. Moorthy ; associate editor, G. Sankaran ;
    with a foreword by S. G. Manavala Ramanujam
    Thanjavur : Anna Pub. House, 1975. Series title: Anna's literature. Series title: Oratorical series ; 3.

  • Inaugural and presidential addresses of Anna
    editor-in-chief, A. K. Moorthy, associate editor, G. Sankaran ;
    with a foreword by S. G. Manavala Ramanujam.
    Thanjavur : Anna Pub. House, 1975.
    Series title: Anna's literature : Oratorical series ; 4. Series title: Oratorical series ; 4.

  • Inpa oli
    Chennai: Pumpukar Piracuram Piras, 1980.

  • Inpat tiravitam
    Chennai: Pumpukar Patippakam, 1989

  • Irajya Capaiyil arignar Anna. [1969]

  • Iru paramparaikal
    Chennai: Pumpukar Piracuram Piras, 1980.

  • Irumparam
    Chennai : Pumpukar, 1981

  • Irumpu mulveli
    Chennai : Pumpukar Piracuram Piras, 1980.

  • Ito tiravitar tantai
    Bangalore: Puratcik Kavi Panimanai, 19xx

  • Jamin inam olippu
    Tirucci: Tiravitap Pannai, 1948.

  • Jepamalai
    Kancipuram: Parimalap Patippakam, 19xx

  • Kamparacam

  • Karpanaiccittiram
    Tirucci: Tiravitap Pannai, 1947., 1st Ed.
    Tirucci: Tiravitap Pannai, 1968., 5th Ed.

  • Kolkaiyil kulappamen?
    Cennai: Tamilnatu Puttaka Nilaiyam, 1961., 1st Ed

  • Kumarikkottam
    Tirucci: Tiravitap Pannai, 1951., 4th Ed

  • Kaiti en 6342 : Araciyal Catta Molip pirivin 17 avatu Pirivaip potu itattil koluttum arapporil arumatat tantaai perruc Cennaiyir ciraiyirunta Annavin anupavankalum cintanaikalum
    Chennai: Pari Nilaiyam, 1980.
  • Kalinkarani. [1969]

  • Kancipurattu tertal rakaciyam
    Chennai, Tayarippu: A_npu Nilaiyam [1962]

  • Kannayirattin ulakam
    Chennai: Pumpukar Piracuram Piras, 1980

  • Kanni vitavaiyana katai
    Chennai : Pmpukar, 1982.
  • Kapotipurakkatal. [1969]

  • Karpanaiccittiram. [1969]

  • Katal joti
    Chennai: Pari Nilaiyam, 1978

  • Katampam. [1967]

  • Katavul tantippar!
    Chennai: Parati Patippakam, 1986.
  • Katavul tantippar mutaliya kataivativa karuttoviyankal. [1968]

  • Komalattin kopam
    Chennai: Pumpukar, 1982.
  • Kumarikkottam. [1969]

  • Kumastavin pen
    Chennai, Anpu Nilaiyam [1967].
  • Manamakkalukku
    Cennai: Arivulakap Pannai, 1955., 1st ed.

  • Maji katavulkal
    Chennai: Pari Nilaiyam, 1953.
    Series title: SAMP early 20th-century Indian books project ; item 40226.

  • Makkal tirppu
    Chennai: Pumpukar Patippakam, 1987.

  • Malai
    Chennai: Pumpukar Patippakam, 1989.

  • Mukkani. [1962].

  • Mutalamaiccar arinar Annavin Annamalaip perurai. [1968]

  • Nam
    Series title: SAMP early 20th-century Indian books project ; item 41196.
    Tirucci: Tiravitap Pannai, 1951., 1st Ed.


  • Namatu mulakkam
    Cennai: Tajmahal Patippakam, 1953, 1st Ed.

  • Natum etum
    Cennai: Manavar Patippakam, 1947.

  • Nanparkalukku Anna
    Chennai : Parati Patippakam, 1987

  • Nilaiyum ninaippum
    Tiruccirappalli, Tiravitappannai [1969]

  • Nitipati vakkilanar
    Chennai : Pumpukar Patippakam, 1989

  • Nititevan mayakkam
    Chennai : Pumpukar Piracuram Piras, 1980

  • Or iravu
    Cennai: Pari Nilaiyam, 1954., 1st Ed.

  • Occasional speeches of Anna
    editor-in-chief, A. K. Moorthy, associate editor, G. Sankaran ;
    with a foreword by S. G. Manavala Ramanujam
    Thanjavur : Anna Pub. House, 1975. Series title: Anna's literature. Series title: Oratorical series ; 5.

  • Paratam
    Chennai: Pumpukar Patippakam, 1989.

  • Parvati. [1967]

  • Pavaiyin payanam
    Chennai : Pumpukar Patippakam, 1989

  • Piti campal
    Chennai: Pumpukar Piracuram, 1980

  • Pittalai alla, ponnetan!
    Chennai: Pumpukar Piracuram Piras, 1980

  • "Pon vilanku"
    Kancipuram : Ma_ru Malarccip Patippakam, 1953. Series title: SAMP early 20th-century Indian books project ; item 41198

  • Ponmolikal. [1972].
  • Post-office socialism,
    Bombay, Bombay D.M.K. [1964]

  • Punnakai. [1967].
  • Panattottam
    Tirucci: Tiravitap Pannai, 1949.

  • Purana matankal
    Cennai: Valluvar Pannai, 1952., 1st Ed.

  • Radio talks of Anna
    editor-in-chief, A. K. Moorthy ; associate editor,
    G. Sankaran ; with a foreword by S. G. Manavalaramanujam. 1st ed.
    Thanjavur : Anna Pub. House, 1975.
    Series title: Anna's literature. Series title: Oratorical series ; 6

  • Romapuri ranikal. [1969]

  • Tamilakam
    Cennai: Arivu Manram, 1952. 1st Ed.

  • Tiravitar nilai
    Cennai: Manavar patippakam, 19xx,

  • 1858 - 1948
    Pondicherry: Nayiru Nurpatippakam, 1948.

  • Tamilarin marumalarcci
    Chennai, Muttami_l Nilaiyam]; Virpanai Urimai: Pari Nilaiyam [1968]

  • Tampikku Annavi_n katitankal
    Chennai : Pari Nilaiyam, 1979-

  • Tevalilaikal
    Chennai : Pumpukar Patippakam, 1989

  • Tirumpippar : natakat tokuppu
    Chennai: Pumpukar Patippakam, 1989

  • Tolamaiya? virotama? : Annavin corpolivukal
    tokuttavar Anpuppalamni

    Ce_n_nai : Apirami Paplikesa_ns, 1985


  • Ulakap periyar Kanti
    Tirucci : Tiravitap Pannai, 1948
    Series title: SAMP early 20th-century Indian books project ; item 43991

  • Ulakapperiyar Kanti. [1969]

  • Vantikkaran makan. [1969]

  • Varnasramam
    Tirucci : Tiravitap Pannai, 1949
    Series: SAMP early 20th-century Indian books project ; item 41199

  • Velaikkari
    Chennai: Pumpukar Piracuram Piras, 1980

  • Yar ketka mutiyum?
    Chennai: Pumpukar Patippakam, 1989

  • Carittiram pataitta oru "camaniyar" : Pera_ringar Anna pavalavila malar
    Madras : Anaittintiya Anna Ti. Mu. Kalaka Perarinar Anna Arakkattalai, 1985]


  • Kavingar kanta Anna. [1969]


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