Famous Srilankan-Tamil poet, playwright and journalist, Dr. Rudhramoorthy Cheran is attending the Poetry Reading and Conversation session at URU Art Harbour, Kochi. The program is scheduled at 5.30 PM on Monday, the 4th of February, 2019. His poems would be translated into Malayalam and read by Malayalam poets, Anwar Ali, Anitha Thampi and O. P Suresh. Dr. C S Venkateswaram will be in conversation with the poet thereafter.
Dr. Rudhramoorthy Cheran is a Canadian academic, playwright and journalist and was born in Jaffna, Srilanka, where he grew up in the 80s during the times of ethnic conflict and civil strife. He left Srilanka and later spoke and wrote poems about the trauma of ethnic violence. He has authored over fifteen books in Tamil and has been translated into twenty languages. He has received various awards: ONV award, ONV foundation Dubai 2017 for the best collection of poetry, Tamil literary garden, Canada 2006. His plays have been performed in various countries.