S.R. Sundaram (aka Kannan Sundaram) is the Managing Director and Publisher of Kalachuvadu Publication Pvt Ltd. He is also the editor of the publication’s eponymous magazine, a monthly journal for culture and politics. He co-organised ‘Tamil Ini 2000′, an international Tamil conference on 20th century Tamil writing. He has been part of the International Visitor Program to the US (2002), the Frankfurt Book Fair fellowship programme (2007), the Visiting International Publisher programme in Sydney in 2017 and the Istanbul Fellowship in 2020.
The French Book Office in India has invited him four times to Livre Paris. He has also participated in programmes and seminars in Istanbul, Oslo and Sharjah. He has written extensively in Tamil and English on media, politics and publishing, and his writings have appeared in several platforms such as The Hindu, The Indian Express, Scroll.in, Economic and Political Weekly.
The French government announced the Chevalier award (Odre National du Mérite) for Kannan in 2022.