Jayakanthan


Born
in Cuddalore, Tamilnadu, India
April 24, 1934

Died
April 08, 2015

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Subramanya Bharathi, P. Jeevanantham, S.Ramakrishnan and the Great Oct ...more


Dhandapani Jeyakanthan, otherwise known as 'JK' among his friends and comrades, is a multi-dimensional personality, well known in the literary circle as a prolific writer, commentator, pamphleteer, film-maker and critic. He has won acclaim for wielding his pen against social injustices and economic inequality. Jeyakanthan was born in a family of agriculturists in Manjakuppam, a suburb of Cuddalore of the erstwhile Madras Presidency. Brought up by his mother and maternal uncles, he got interested in politics at a young age as his uncles were actively involved in it. Jeyakanthan dropped himself out of school after completing fifth grade, as he thought studies would hinder his political activism.

In 1946, he left for Chennai in search of liveli
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“The writer should have a comprehensive outlook. He should aim at a holistic understanding of the prevailing social, political and economic conditions.

He should evaluate all factors in a balanced way. To take a selective view will be erroneous. A realistic approach becomes necessary. This requires healthy literary criticism and exchange of views.

A writer should necessarily venture into his enterprise by touching on a single issue. But then he should relate it to other socially relevant issues. This is what we call the socio-spiritual approach.

You may begin your work dwelling upon the problems of an individual, but then as a writer you should be able to view it as part of the larger social reality.”
Jayakanthan

“சாமிக்கும் மதத்துக்கும் என்னா சம்பந்தம்…!”
T.Jayakanthan, Oru Manithan Oru Veedu Oru Ulagam

“போகுது,”
T.Jayakanthan, Oru Manithan Oru Veedu Oru Ulagam

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