Kannan Sundaram - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Kannan Sundaram (S R Sundaram; – born 1965) is the Managing Director and Publisher of Kalachuvadu Publication Pvt Ltd. He is also the Editor and Publisher of Kalachuvadu, a monthly journal for culture and politics. He co-organised ‘Tamil In 2000′, the international Tamil conference on 20th century Tamil writing. He has been on the International Visitor Program to the U.S (2002), the Frankfurt Book Fair fellowship program (2007) and Visiting International Publisher program to Australia in 2017.

Kannan’s mission is to get the best of Tamil literature translated into other Indian and world languages and vice versa. Through his magazine, he is attempting to forge an international Tamil identity which is not abrasive, illiberal, and chauvinist. He has published five books consisting of critical articles on Tamil media and politics.

Kannan is the son of Tamil literary icon Sundara Ramasamy who founded Kalachuvadu magazine. Though Kannan is a graduate in mechanical engineering, his heart was always in the media. Kalachuvadu first established itself as a premier little magazine and has now expanded its scope beyond the reaches of a literary journal to function as a broad forum for arts and ideas.