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Tamil Books Bibliography : Tamil LiteraryWorks of
20th Century Authors -part 1



S. Vaiyapuri Pillai (1891-1956)

Life History

  • born: 12 Oct 1891 in Tirunelveli
  • Studied at Hindu College, Tirunelveli; Christian College, Madras (B.A.)
  • Studied Law at Law College, Trivandrum (B.L) and practice of Law
  • 1926: Editorship of "Tamil Lexicon"
  • Head of the Dept of Tamil, Univ. of Madras
  • Lexicographer, editor, literary historian, scholar in Tamil Literature, essayist, prose writer
  • died: 17 feb. 1956

Literary Contributions

  • History of Tamil language and literature; beginning to 1000 A. D.
  • Ilakkiya manimalai. 3rd ed. 1964.

  • Ilakkiya tipam. [1964].

  • Tamizh ilakkiya caritattil kaviya kalam. [1962].

  • Tamizhar panpatu, Chennai: thamizh puttakalayam, 1949, 1963

  • Tamizhccutar manikal : mutal kovai
    Chennai: Kumari Malark Kariyalayam, 1949, 1968

  • Tiravita mozhikalil araycci. [1962].

  • Vaiyapuripillai's history of Tamil language and literature : from the beginning to 1000 A.D.
    Madras : New Century Book House, 1988

  • Vaiyapurip Pillai nurkalanciyam
    chennai : Vaiyapurippillai Ninaivu Manram
  • Kampan kaviyam. [1962].

Nilakanta Sastri, K.A (1892-1975)

Literary Contributions

  • The Pandyan kingdom from the earliest times to the sixteenth century
  • Studies in Cola history and administration,
    Madras: Univ. of Madras, 1932

  • Gleanings on social life from the Avadanas
    Calcutta: Indian Research Institute, 1945

  • The Tamil Kingdoms of South India
    Bombay, The National Information & Publications, 1948

  • South Indian Influences in the Far East
    Bombay: Hind Kitabs, 1949

  • History of Sri Vijaya
    Madras: Univ. of Madras, 1949

  • History of India
    Madras: S. Viswanathan, 1952

  • A history of South India from prehistoric times to the fall of Vijayanagar
    Madras: Oxford Univ. Press, 1955

  • The Cholas, 2nd ed
    Madras: univ. of Madras, 1955

  • A comprehensive history of India
    Bombay: Orient Longmans, 1957

  • New light on the Indus Civilisation
    Delhi:Atma Ram, 1957

  • Development of religion in south india
    Bombay, Orient Longmans, 1963

  • The culture and history of the Tamils
    Calcutta: K.L.Firma, 1964

  • A history of South India from prehistoric times to the fall of Vijayanagar
    London: oxford univ. press, 1966; 4th ed, Madras: oxford univ. press, 1976

  • Cultural contacts between Aryans and Dravidians
    Bombay: Manaktalas, 1967

  • The Pandyan Kingdom: from the earliest times to XVI century
    Madras: Swathi publications, 1972

  • Sangam Literature: its cults and cultures
    Madras:Swathi publications, 1972

  • Foreign notices of South India; from Megasthenes to Ma Huan.
    Madras: univ. of Madras, 1972

  • Age of the Nandas and Mauryas
    Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass, 1967

  • South India and South-East Asia : studies in their history and culture
    Mysore: Geetha Book House, 1978

  • Aryans and Dravidians
    Ajmer: sachin publications, 1979

  • Sources of Indian history with special reference to South India
    New York: Asia Publ. House, 1964

  • The Cholas
    with 100 illustrations, 1955, reprinted
    Madras Univ. Historical series, 1975

  • India: a historical survey
    Bombay: Allied Publishers, 1966

  • Advanced History of India
    Bombay: Allied Pubishers, 1971

  • Life and culture of the Indian people: A historical survey
    Bombay: Allied Publishers, 1974

  • A great liberal; speeches and writings of Sir P. S. Sivaswami Aiyar
    Bombay, Allied Publishers, 1965

Arunachalam, M (1909 - )

Literary Contributions

  • thiruvaachakam: cila araccik kurippukaL
    thiruccitrambalam: Gandhi vidyalayam, 1965

  • Caiva camayam, 1969

  • cEkkizhaar (series thamizh pulavar varalaaru 2)
    Thiruccitrambalam, mayuram: Gandhi Vidyalayam, 1972

  • corcuvai
    thiruccitrambalam: Gandhi Vidyalayam, 1978

  • Corcuvai:essays on some tamil lexical words, 1978

  • Education in ancient tamilnad
    thiruccitrambalam: Gandhi Vidyalayam, 1969

  • thamizh ilakkiya varalaaru
    thiruccitrambalam: Gandhi Vidyalayam, 1969

  • kavic cakravarthi cayankondaar (series thamizh pulavar varalaaru 1), 1972

  • ottakkuuththar (series thamizh pulavar varalaaru 3), 1972

  • Guru Jnana Sambandha of Dharmapuram
    Dharmapuram : Dharmapuram Adhinam, 1972.

  • Adiyarkku nallaar, (series thamizh pulavar varalaaru 4), 1973

  • Onpathaam thirumari: thiruisappa, thirupallaaNdu:
    pavum payinra nilaiyam,(Sornammal Endownment lectures)
    Madras: Madras Univ. Publ, 1974

  • thivaakarar (thamizh pulavar varalaaru series 5)
    thiruccitrambalam: Gandhi Vidyalayam, 1975

  • Ballad poetry (series Peeps into Tamil literature)
    Tanjore:Gandhi Vidyalayam, 1976

  • An introduction to the history of Tamil Literature
    Thiruccitrambalam: Gandhi Vidyalayam, 1974

  • thirukkuraip perumal kaviraayar,(thamizh pulavar varalaaru 6)
    thiruccitrambalam: gandhi vidyalayam, 1975

  • kaaRRilE mithantha kavithai, 1977

  • thenkaacip paandiyaar (thamizh pulavar varalaaru series 7), 1977

  • Harijan Saints of Tamilnadu
    thiruccitrambalam: Gandhi Vidyalayam, 1977

  • The Kalabhras in the Pandiya country and their impact on the life and letters there
    (Sankara parvathi endowment lectures)
    Madras : University of Madras, c1979.

  • Ilamparanaar (Cornmmal Memorial Lecture series 18)
    Annamalainagar:Annamalai Univ, 1981

  • Festivals in Tamilnadu
    Thiruccitrambalam: Gandhi Vidyalayam, 1980

  • nammaalvaar: varalaarum nuul aaraacciyum
    Srirangam: Srinivasa Thathachariyar swami Trust Publ, 1984

  • Outlines of Saivism
    thiruccitrambalam: Gandhi Vidyalayam, 1978

  • The saivagamas
    thiruccitrambalam: Gandhi Vidyalayam, 1983

  • Musical Traditions of Tamilnadu
    madras: international society for the investigation of ancient civilisations, 1989

  • Tolkappiyam, Porulatikaram, Akattinaiyiyal uraivalam :
    Ilampuranar, Nacci_narkki_niyar, Navalar Comacuntara Paratiyar
    Madurai: Madurai Kamaraj Univ, 1994 (Madurai Kamaraj Univ publ. no. 118)

  • Women saints of Tamilnad
    Bombay: Bharathiya vidya bhavan, 1970

Ramanujam, A.K (1929 - )

Literary Contributions

  • Samskara : a rite for a dead man, a translation of U.R. Anantha Murthy's Kannada novel
    New York : Oxford University Press, 1989

  • Another harmony : new essays on the folklore of India
    edited by Stuart H. Blackburn and A.K. Ramanujan
    Berkeley : University of California Press, 1986.

  • The many faces of Murukan : the history and meaning of a South Indian god
    Fred W. Clothey with the poem Prayers to Lord Muruka by A.K Ramanujan
    The Hague ; New York : Mouton, 1978.

  • Folktales from India : a selection of oral tales from twenty-two languages
    selected and edited by A.K. Ramanujan
    1st ed. New York : Pantheon Books, 1991, 1993

  • Innastu hosa kathegalu; hannondu kathegala sangraha
    [Lekhakaru] E. Ke. Ramanujan [mattu itararu] sampadaka Ji. Bi. Josi
    Dharavada, Manohara Granthamala, 1972.

  • Modern Kannada fiction: a critical anthology
    Edited by M. G. Krishnamurthi. Grammatical notes by A. K. Ramanujan
    Madison, Dept. of Indian Studies, University of Wisconsin, 1967.

  • Kuruntokai -English selections:
    The interior landscape; love poems from a classical Tamil anthology
    Translated by A. K. Ramanujan. Bloomington, Indiana University Press, [1967].

  • Hymns for the drowning : poems for Visnu, by Nammalvar
    translated from Tamil by A.K. Ramanujan
    Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1981.

  • The Oxford anthology of modern Indian poetry
    edited by Vinay Dharwadker and A.K. Ramanujan
    Delhi : Oxford University Press, 1994.

  • Periplus : poetry in translation
    edited by Daniel Weissbort and Arvind Krishna Mehrotra
    contributing editors, A.K. Ramanujan ... [et al.]
    Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.

  • Poems of love and war : from the eight anthologies and the ten long poems of classical Tamil
    selected and translated by A.K. Ramanujan
    New York : Columbia University Press, 1985.

  • Mattu itara padyagalu
    Dharavada : Manohara Granthamala, 1977.

  • The collected poems of A.K. Ramanujan
    Delhi : Oxford University Press, 1995.

  • Fifteen poems from a classical Tamil anthology, a translation
    Calcutta, Writers Workshop [1965].

  • Relations: poems
    London, New York, Oxford University Press, 1971.

  • Second sight
    Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.

  • Mattobbana atmacaritre : kateyalla, kadambari
    Dharavada : Manohara Granthamala, 1978.

  • Hokkulalli huvilla. 1969.

  • Gadegalu. 1967.

  • Some Kannada poems
    Translated by A. K. Ramanujan and M. G. Krishamurthi
    Calcutta, Writers Workshop [1967].

  • Speaking of Siva
    translated with an introduction by A. K. Ramanujan
    Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1973.

  • The striders: poems,
    London, Oxford U. P., 1966.

  • Selected poems of G. Sankara Kurup
    Translated from the original Malayalam by A. K. Ramanujan and others
    Calcutta, Dialogue Calcutta; distributors: Stechert-Hafner, New York, 1969].

  • When God is a customer : Telugu courtesan songs
    by Ksetrayya and others
    edited and translated by A.K. Ramanujan, Velcheru Narayana Rao, and David Dean Shulman
    Berkeley : University of California Press, 1994.

  • A flowering tree and other oral tales from India
    A.K. Ramanujan ; edited with a preface by Stuart Blackburn and Alan Dundes
    Berkeley : University of California Press, 1997.

V.R. Ramachandra Dikshitar

Historian, Scholar in Tamil and Sanskrit, translator

Literary contributions

  • The Cilappatikaram: translated with an introd. and notes
    (with foreword by Jules Bloch and K. R. Srinivasa Iyengar)
    Oxford university press, 1939.; [2d ed.]
    Madras : South India Saiva Siddhanta Works Pub. Society, 1978
    Series title: Publication - South India Saiva Siddhanta Works Publishing Society ; no. 1673.

  • Tirukkural, in Roman transliteration, with English translation
    With a foreword by A. Ramaswami Mudaliar)
    Madras] The Adyar Library, 1949.
  • Studies in Tamil literature and history
    London : Luzac, 1930; 2d ed.[Madras] University of Madras, 1936
    3rd ed., Kazhagam. Madras : South India Saiva Siddhanta Works Pub. Society, Tinnevelly, 1983.

  • The Purana index
    Madras] University of Madras, 1951, reprint
    Delhi [India] : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 1995.

  • Pre-historic South India
    [Madras] : University of Madras, 1951
    reprint New Delhi : Cosmo Publications, 1981.

  • War in ancient India
    With a foreword by Sir A. Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar
    [2d ed.]. Madras, Macmillan, 1948; Reprinted Delhi : Motilal Banarsidass, 1987.

  • Origin and spread of the Tamils
    [Kazhagam ed.]. Madras, South India Saiva Siddhanta Works Pub. Society, 1971.





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