About the Author…
V.N.Giritharan has been writing since he was ten years old and has contributed many articles, stories and poems to many Tamil magazines in both print and online. He has 5 books published, including ‘Mannin Kural’ (The Voice of Soil), AMERICA (A collections of short stories and a novella), ‘Eluga Athimanuda’ (A collection of Tamil poems), Nallur Rajadhnani City Layout (A Research paper on city of Nallur’s town planning during 16th century) and Mannin Kural (A Collection of 4 short novels).

His stories have received awards and many research papers have been submitted on his writing by scholars in Tamilnadu, India.

V.N.Giritharan (Navaratnam Giritharan), born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, received a degree in Architecture from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He left Sri Lanka due to ethnic conflict in 1983. Before coming to Canada, he had been stranded in USA for a year. He is also a qualified Electronics Engineering Technologist and an Information Technology Consultant.

He is the publisher and the editor–in–Chief of the popular online Tamil magazine ‘Pathivukal’ since 2000 (it is available at http://www.pathivukal.com).

Currently, he is living in Toronto, Canada. He is married  and has two daughters .

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