Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Ravikumar, Dr. D.
Constituency   : Viluppuram (SC) (Tamil Nadu)
Party Name     : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK)
Email Address : writerravikumar[AT]gmail[DOT]com
ravikumar[DOT]mp[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

 
Father's Name Shri Duraisamy V
Mother's Name Smt. Kanagammal
Date of Birth 29 May 1960
Place of Birth Manganampattu, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 15 Jun 1986
Spouse's Name Smt. Senbagavalli
No. of Sons 2
Educational
Qualifications
M.A., B.L., Ph.d
Educated at Tamil University, Thanjavur and Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu
Profession Writer
Advocate
Permanent Address
30 Baaratha Madha Street
Tiruchitrambalam, Auroville ,
nearest Railway Station, Viluppuram
Distt. Villupuram-605101, Tamil Nadu
09443033305 (M)
Present Address
146, North Avenue
New Delhi-110001
09013997358 (M)
Positions Held
2006-2011 Member, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
May, 2019 Elected to 17th Lok Sabha
13 Sept. 2019 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Labour
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare


Books Published
Prose: 1. KankanippinArasiyal (1995) Vidiyal Pathippagam 2. KothippuUyarnduVarum (2001) Kalachuvadu 3. Kadakka MudiyathaNizhal(2003) Kalachuvadu 4. Malcolm X (2003) Kalachuvadu 5. Sonnaal Mudiyum (2007) Vikatan Publication 6. Intrum Namadhe (2008) Vikatan Publication 7. Thuyarathinmel patiyum Thuyaram (2009) Aazhi Publication 8. Thamizharay Unarum Tharunam (2010) Aazhi Publication 9. Kaana Mutiyaa Kanavu (2010) Aazhi Publication 10. Bob Marley (2010) Uyirmai Publication 11. Andai Ayal Ulakam(2010) Uyirmai Publication 12. Piravazhip payanam (2010) Uyirmai Publication 13. Katranaiththoorum (2010) Uyirmai Publication 14. Soolakam (2010) Uyirmai Publication 15. Meelum Varalaru (2010) Ulakath thamizharaychi niruvanam 16. Kaalaththai thorkditta kalaingar (2017) Kizhakku 17. Kumbalatchiyilirunthu Kodungonmaikku (2017) Kizhakku 18. Aayiram pookkal karukattum (2019) Manarkeni 19. Rajinikanthum Pudumaipithanum (2019) Manarkeni 20. Neethi ennum Puthirpaathai(2020) Manarkeni 21. Thoduthirai yukathil Ambedkar (2020) Manarkeni Poetry: 22. Avizhum Sorkal(2009) Uyirmai 23. Mazhai Maram (2009) CreA 24. Vanil Vitterintha Kanavu (2017) Manarkeni, ShortStory: 25. Kadal Kinaru (2014) Manarkeni, Translations: 26. Uraiyadal Thodarkiradu (1995) interviews and articles of philosophers including Michel Foucault, Edward Said and others) Vidiyal Pathipakam 27.Kattilil kitakkum maranam (2002) Marutham 28. Velichamum Thanneer Mathiritan (2003) short stories of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and others 29. Paniya marukkum panpaatu (2003) Kalachuvadu 30. Choli ke peche (2010) short stories of women writers including Mahasweta Devi,lsmat Chuktai, Isabelle Allende.) Aazhi 31. Athikarathitam Unmaiyaip Pesuthal(2010)(writingsofEdwardSaid); 32. Varalaru Ennum Kathai(2010) writings of Eduardo Galeano) 33. Valasaip Paravai(2010) (Poems of Yehuda Amichai, MayaAngelou, Ethelbert Miller, Joy Goswami and others) Manarkeni 34. Vellai nizhal padiyatha Veedu(Poems of African American writers)(2014) Manarkeni 35. Kural Enpathu Mozhiyin Vidiyal(Poems of Arabian Poets)2014) Manarkeni 36. Maamisam (short stories of African and Latin American writers)(2014) Manarkeni 37.ThannilaiyumAthikaaramum(writings of Elea canetti, Edward Said and Michel Foucault)(2020) Manarkeni; Books Edited: Tamil: 38. Dalit Literature, Politics, Culture (1996) 39. Dalit Engira Thanitthuvum (1998) 40. IyotheeThaasPanditarCintanaikal(four volumes)(1999) 41. Rettaimalai Srinivasan Jeevida Carithira Curukkam (1999)(Autobiography) 42. Mikai Naadum Kalal(2003)(Essays on cinema) English: 43. We the condemned(1998) PUCL 44. Walking is another Dream (2011) Navayana 45.Tamil Dalit Writings (2012) OUP, Chennal
 
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Recognised as a scholar in Academic, Media and Cultural spheres; Poet, short story writer, literary critic and translator; Receiver of Aringar Anna Award (2010) Govt of Taml Nadu; Ananda Vikatam Award for translation and Bharathi Award for Literary Criticism (2019)
 
Social And Cultural Activities
Honorary Editor of Manarkeni, a Tamil research journal for classical Tamil, epigraphy and Art history
 
Special Interests
Organic Farming
 
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading
 
 
Countries Visited
Sri Lanka
 
Other Information
Syndicate Member, Tamil University, Thanjavur; Senate Member, Annamalai University, Chidumbarary; Member, Enperayam, Central Institute of Classsical Tamil, Chennai; Member, Social Reforms Committee, Government of Tamilnadu; Member, Puthiraivannar Welfare Board, Government of Tamilnadu; Colummist both Tamil and English


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