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Kothainayaki Ammal

Writer from India

Vaithamanithi Mudumbai Kothainayaki Ammal (December 1, 1901 - February 20, 1960) was a Tamil writer, novelist and journalist who is remembered as the first woman to occupy the editorial board of a Tamil magazine. She wrote 115 books and she published monthly Tamil magazine, Jaganmohini. Vai. Mu. Kothainayaghi (1901-1960) was the first Woman Novelist in Tamil, to write a Detective Novel, and she has written 115 Novels in all during her lifetime. She had a multifarious personality and she excelled in fields like Public Speaking, Social Service, Fiction writing and was a keen Freedom Fighter too. She was hailed as “Queen of Fictions” by her contemporary authors. However she was not well recognized in the Books on History of Tamil Literature. During her short life-span of 59 years, she dedicated 35 years for Tamil Writing and authored 115 Novels in all. Kothainayaki, was born on December 1, 1901, in an ardent Vaishnava family in a village called Nirvalur in the then Chengleput District of Tamil Nadu, to N S Venkatachary and Pattammal. She was lovingly named Kothai after the great child Saint Andal. Unfortunately the young Kothai, lost her mother when she was only one year old. She was  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1901
Place of birth
Chingleput
Nationality
India
Profession
Composer, Activism, Publishing, Writer

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