Dr. K. Pajanivelou

Associate Professor

School of Law

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Dr. K.Pajanivelou is an alumnus of Pondicherry University. He has 26 years of teaching experience. He has contributed to the compilation of contemporary dictionary of Tamil idioms and phrases. He is a recipient of the President’s Young Scholar Award in the year 2011 for his contribution to classical Tamil. His research focuses on the application of the Russian linguist Michael Baktin’s theories in Tamil literary criticism. He has written 12 books and two of his books were awarded by the Government of Pondicherry and by the Tamil Nadu Art and literature Forum in the years 2001 and 2018 respectively. He has completed one project funded by the Central Institute of Classical Tamil. He is a UGC research Awardee and has a carried out his post-doctoral research on the topic “Narratological Study of Cilapathigaram”. He has successfully guided two Ph.D. candidates and presently guiding three Ph.D. scholars.


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Notable Publications

Education History of the Tamils , 1999

Theoretical Criticisms: Applied Criticisms and Politics of Criticism ,2005

Sangam Literature: Singing Tradition and Writing Tradition, 2010

Tolkappiam Thinai Concept : Criticism Perspective, 2018

Preface Tradition and Cilappathikaram : An inter-texuality perspective, 2019

Awards & Achievements​

Presidential Award for Young Scholar in Classical Tamil, 2008. Given by the Ministry of Human Resource Deveopment, Government of India.
UGC Research Award 2008, UGC Given the Award to carry out Post-Doctoral Research in Pondicherry University for a period of two years .
“Best Book” Award 2001, Given by the Government of Puducherry for the book “Education History: Some Views” .

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