Dr. K. Jawahar

Dr. K. Jawahar

Name: Dr. K. Jawahar
Designation: Assistant Professor
Phone: 04366-277230
Email: jawahar@cutn.ac.in


Biographic Sketch:
Dr. K. Jawahar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Tamil, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Central University of Tamil Nadu. His research interests include Classical Tamil Studies, Ecopoetics, Comparative Studies, Marginal Studies, Postcolonial Studies and Indian Philosophy. For his Doctoral Research completed at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, he studied the Thinai Theory and Tamil Literary Traditions. He completed his Postdoctoral Research at Central Institute of Classical Tamil, Chennai. He has published four books and also edited four books. He has published many articles in journals and edited books. He has presented more than 20 papers in international and national conferences and seminars. Also he has delivered invited talks in workshops, refresher courses and conferences, etc. Organized by various universities and colleges in India. He organized various workshops and seminars related with Literary Theories, Marginal studies and Tamil Language Teaching. He received Presidential Young Scholar Award for his Classical Tamil Research given by Central Institute of Classical Tamil, Chennai. Also he received Valar Tamil Award from Tamil Perayam of SRM University, Chennai. Now he is focusing on Classical Tamil Literary Theories, Ecopoetics, Comparative Poetics, Marginal Studies and Postcolonial Studies.

Research Highlights :

Classical and Modern Tamil Literary and Cultural domains with multidisciplinary and
Transdisciplinary Perspectives:
• Tinai Poetics, Ecopoetics
• Comparative Poetics
• Marginal Studies- gender & caste
• Postcolonial Studies

Recent Publications :

Book Chapters/Journal Articles:

  • The Aesthetic of Thinai Mayakkam – Reading and Extension, Maayan International Journal of Tamil Research, Vol. 3, Issue: 3, E-ISSN  No: 2583-0449, September, 2023.
  • ThinaiKotpadu - Ulagin Thonmaiyana Choozhaliyal Kotpadu, MANARKENI, Vol.63, ISSN NO: 2249-9164, September, 2023.
  • ThinaiKotpadum Tamil Kavithaiyiyalum, Tamil Kavithaiyiyal, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, 2021, ISBN : 978-93-90866-27-4.
  • Valuvamaithiyum Kavithaiyiyalum, Perunthen, National Seminar on Classical Tamil Research, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur, 2020, ISBN: 978-93-5351-934-6.
  • Tolkappiyatin Thanithanmai Niruvalil Perasiriyarin Pangalippu: CheyyuliyalaiMunvaithu, TamilMozhi – Ilakkiya Aaivin Virintha Parappum Ethirkalap Pokkum, All India Tamil Linguistic Association & Puthakka Tamil Linguistics Association, 2018. ISBN: 978-93-80800-85-1.
  • The Relationship between time and space, and culture in Classical Tamil Poetry, 4th International Symposium on Asian Language and Literatures: Understanding Culture, organized by Erciyes University, Turkey & Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, 2017. Proceedings, ISBN: 978-81-931738-9-3.

​​​​​​​Books- Author:

  • Thinai Kotpaadum Tamil Kavithaiyiyalum (Theory of Thinai and Tamil Poetics), Kaavya Publications, Chennai. 2017(2nd Edition), ISBN: 978-93-80412-22-1.
  • ThinaiyunarParuvam,  Pudhupunal Publications, Chennai, 2017. ISBN: 978-81-924495-24.

 Books - Editor:

  • Peimozhi, Malathi Maithri Kavithaikal (Editor), Ethir Publications, Pollachi, 2022. ISBN: 978-93-90811-77-9.
  • Kovai Gnaniyin Thiranaivu Neri (Co-editor), Pudhupunal Publications, Chennai, 2019.   ISBN: 9788194142201.

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