Born on 13th August 1970 in Panruty Township comes under Cuddalore district. Parents Ponnaiyan and Rose Mary formed me like a radical endeavours. And now my family includes Revathi (33) and daughter Yazhini Sakya (6).
I grew up by the Arcot Lutheran Church (ALC). This church as purpose of planted an icon of Annihilation of Caste system in Christianity. The Junior Ministry programme and other spiritual activities of the church played a vital role in my early formations, which eventually lead me to pursue theological studies at the Tamilnadu Theological Seminary (TTS – Affiliate with Senate of Serampore University & Madurai Kamaraj University). The liberation and Dalit Theological training programme in TTS is an eye opener towards the concerns like Ecology, Feminism, Inter – Faith Dialogue and Dalit Liberation. Soon after completion of my studies, I joined in Centre for Social analysis (CSA) of TTS to serve among the secular college students to help them to understand their social responsibility. After two years of capable experience, I have joined in Dalit Resource Centre (DRC) of TTS, which is known for its pioneering works in Dalit liberation. 2006 appointed a faculty of TTS. I have also worked as a high skilled Industrial Cooperative Serve for technical maintenance for couple years in Nuclear Energy – India.
1-2 Std, Danish Mission School, Melvalai, (Thirukoilur Taluk); 2-5 Std, Danish Mission School, Kattumailur (Vridhachalam Taluk); 6-7 Std, Danish Mission Hr. Sec. School, Thiruvannamalai; 8th Std, Hindhu Hr. Sec. School, Madhuranthagam; 9th Std, Govt.High School, Veppur (Vridhachalam Taluk); S.S.L.C, Govt. High. School, S. Adudhurai (Perambalur Taluk); Higher Secondary, Govt, Hr. Sec. School, Thozhudur (Thittakudi Taluk).
Bachelor of Science (Applied Physics), Urumu Dhanalaxmi College, Trichirapalli (89); Bachelor of Theology, Tamilnadu Theological Seminary (TTS) Madurai (2000); Bachelor of Divinity (TTS) Madurai (2003); P.G. Dip in Ambedkar Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) Madurai (2004); Master of Arts in Tamil Comparative Literature (MKU) Madurai (2005); Master of Philosophy (MKU) Madurai (2006). Dip. In PALI & Sanskrit, Tamilnadu Theological Seminary (TTS), Madurai, (2008); Ph.D, Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU).
Service and Responsibilities
High Skilled: Madras Atomic Power Station, Kalpakkam (MAPS) and Tharapur Atomic Power Station, Mumbai (TAPS) 89-92; Documentation Assistant: Centre for Social Analysis (CSA) Tamilnadu Theological Seminary 2000-2002; Research and Field Coordinator: Dalit Resource Centre (DRC) Tamilnadu Theological Seminary 2002-2006; Lecturer and Former Faculty Member: Tamilnadu Theological Seminary (TTS) Madurai 2007-2011. UGC Researcher (Dalit Women Testimonies) Department of English, University of Madras, Chennai (2013 – 2013).
Close Association with all Dalit movements towards working for Dalit Integration and Working for National Alliance of Peoples Movements (NAPM) Peasants, Adivasis, and Workers in the Un organised sector, Women and Dalits for alternative politics and economy. Close Association with Intellectual Scholars in varies Universities towards reconstructing the Critical Social Science Studies with new pedagogy.
Research and Documentations
Kanda Devi Car Festival, July 2002; Parai Artist Alanganallur Arumugam, Oct 2003; Status of Marakkanam Salt Workers, Nov 2003; Analytical study report of the Scavenging Conditions Enquiry Committee, Dec 2004; Alanganallur Jallikkattu (Traditional Bull Fight which is one the tradition of Tamil people) Feb 2004; Tranqubar Missionary Barthalameo Zieganbalq, March 2007. A criticism on “THE ASSASINATION OF MARTYR COLLECTOR ROBERT WILLIAM d’ ESCOURT ASHE in Thirunelveli (2010)
Writings and Publications
Oru Puthiya Sakkadaiyil (Radical Social Poems) 1997
Kodumai Muriyum (Collections of Dalit Articles) 2004
Parattai: Oru Panbaadu (A Cultural Biography of Dalit Folklorist Dr.James Theophilus Appavoo) 2005
Viduthalaiyin Verkaanal (An Interviews on Contemporary Dalit Leaders) 2006
Dr. Ambedkar Vazhkkai Kurippugal (Chronological Biography of Dr. Ambedkar) 2006
Varalatrin Vazhimarippu Zieganbalq (Dalit Criticism on Zieganbalg) 2007
Dalit Kaala Saatchiyam (Collections of Dalit Articles) 2008
Ashe Padukolai: Meelum Dalit Visaranai (Collector Ashe’s Assasination: A Dalit Investigation) 2011
Naeridai Paagupaadu (Positive Discrimination of Human Rights Education) 2012
DR. AMBEDKAR DIARY (Collections of Ambedkar’s Letters and Chronology of Dr. Ambedkar), Pulam Publications, Chennai, 2013.
Dalit Ilakkiyam: Viduthalaiyin Thisaigal (Towards An Aesthetics of Dalit Literature) 2008
Thamizhnadu Odukkappattor Sangam- 1957 (Tamilnadu Oppressed Sangam-1957) 2009 Thennindhiya Aadhi Dravidar Mahajana Sangam-1968 (The South Indian Adi Dravida Mahajana Sangh-1968) 2009
Ayothidhosarin Oer Viseda Vinnappam (A Unique Petition) 2008
Varna (Collections of Dalit Paintings) 2002
Dalithugalum Vankodumaigalum (Fact Findings and Atrocities on Dalits) 2005
Thazhumbugal (Atrocities on Dalits) 2007
SAATHI INRU, edition (Caste Today), ICDA Publications, Madurai, 2013.
Articles Published in various magazines and journals like, The Hindu Tamil, India Today, Junior Vikadan, Maalai Malar, Dalit Murasu, Thaai Mann, Vidiyal Velli, Makkal Kalam, Namadhu Thamizh Mann, Thamukku, Aer, Parinaamam, Iraiyiyal Malar, Arasaradi Journal of Theological Reflection (AJTR) and http://www.keetru.com for Dalit Murasu. Served as an Editor of Thamukku bi monthly in English.
Peace and Justice
As a dynamic representation and observation of Citizen for Peace in South Asia in the time of October 2002 second round held on peace talk in SriLanka.
Defending on Dalit Rights – 1st Global Conference, Defending on Dalit Rights, Trinity Washington University, Washington D.C. USA. March 2015.