Dr.Ramanathan Arumugam

The Folklorist

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Books Released

The books he published are 45. Except two short story books and one barathiyar prose all the other books are related to folklore. Fieldwork carried out throughout tamilnadu and his books and research is around folk songs, folk arts, folk tales, riddles and rituals

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Worked as senior research fellow in Madras university for 2 years (1980-82) then joined at the Tamil university (20.10.1982) as folklore professor and enacted various roles such as, head of folklore department, director of publications, director of distance education and dean and retired in 30.06.2011 Then UGC selected him as Emeritus professor and he worked as Emeritus professor at the Pondicherry university and Tamil university.

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He won eleven awards for his books. Including best book awards given by department of tamil development, Government of Tamilnadu.

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Married with Pavalakkodi, he has a son named Arunan and a daughter named Ezhilarasi.

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