Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Dr. T. Sumathy (a) Thamizhachi Thangapandian
Constituency   : Chennai South (Tamil Nadu)
Party Name     : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK)
Email Address : vanapechi[AT]yahoo[DOT]co[DOT]in

Father's Name Shri V. Thangapandian
Mother's Name Smt. R. Rajamani Pappathi
Date of Birth 25 Apr 1962
Place of Birth Mallankinaru, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 19 Feb 1987
Spouse's Name Shri C. Chandrasekar
No.of Daughters 2
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. (English Literature)
Educated at Thiagarajar College of Arts & Science, Madurai Kamarajar University, Madurai and University of Madras, Chennai
Profession Educationist
Permanent Address
Plot No. 8, 1st Main Road,
Raja Nagar, Neelangarai,
Chennai - 600115, Tamil Nadu
Tel : (044) 24491858, 09841208151 (M)
Fax : (044) 42850206
Positions Held
May, 2019 Elected to 17th Lok Sabha
13 Sept. 2019 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Information Technology

Books Published
19 Publications in Tamil and 02 in English -"Ïsland to Island -The Voice of Sri Lankan Australian Playwrite; Ernest Thalayasingham Macintyre (2013); Internal Colloquies, English Translation by Dr. C.T. Indra of Selected Poems from Vanapechi by Dr. Thamizhachi Thangapandian Tamil Publications-Poetry Collections (5), Essay collections (10), Interview Collection (1), Short Story Collection (1) and Translation Collection (2)
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Organised an International Tamil Literary Conference in Chennai"Tamil Elakkiam 2004" where 26 Books of reputed Tamil Writers were published. 06 Books from various Tamil Writers from Australia, Denmark, Canada and France; Invited as a Guest of Honour by the Xunta De Galicia organised by NGO Ïmplicadas No Desenvolvemento -held in Galicia in 2015
Social And Cultural Activities
Recipient of appreciation Certificate from Tamil Nadu Jyal Isainadaga Mandram (Kalai Panpattuthura)for best performing Artist in Kurunjipattu Theatrical Drama; Citation given by University of Madras for advancing the cause of women in the field of Literature on International Women`s Day 2010; Awarded Crown Jewel of social activities by Madras Development Society, Chennai in 2017
Special Interests
Translation, public speaking, Interacting with youngsters and students through Educational and Cultural forums, engaging in promotion and performing in Tamil Theatre; interested in the empowerment of Rural Women
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Wildlife watching, Travelling, Watching and Performing Plays (Tamil and English), Poetry Reading, Visiting Cultural Heritage Monuments
Countries Visited
Australia, Dubai, France, Galicia, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, UK, USA
Other Information
Interested in promoting Academic Research especially in the areas of Trans-Nationalism, Diaspora and Ethnic Tribes, Giving honorary lectures in Universities and Colleges, participating in International Poets and Writers Forum, Interested in creating awareness, Gender sensitivity issues in Rural Areas

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