Kothainayaki Ammal Composer

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.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 1st, 1901
Date of death
February 20th, 1960 at age of 58
Place of death
Tamil Nadu, India


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