Curriculam Vitae

P.Raja’s works won him International Eminent Poet Award (1988) from Chennai and Michael Madhusudan Academy Award (1991) from Kolkata. Pondicherry University honoured him with its literary award in 1987. And in 2009 the Govt. of Pondicherry honoured him with ‘Excellence in Literature’ Award.


Writes under a pen name RADJA and this is how his name is spelt in French., as he was born before the French left Pondicherry.

His very first short story ‘Nandu Pidikka Poi’ was short listed for the prestigious Jothi Vinayagam Memorial Award. Later included in the anthology Erupadham Nootrandu Pudhuvai Kathaigal edited by Prabhanjan and Bharathi Vasandhan (Kavitha Publications, Chennai, 2001).

Books published:

  1. 2000 Greika Kaadal Kavithaikal (Greek Love Poems)
    Marudham Pathipakam, Orathanadu.
  2. 2000 Summa kida (Henri Borell’s We Wei)
    Marudham Pathipakam, Orathanadu.
  3. 2001 Marma Kullai: Manoj Das Kathaikal (Manoj Das’s The Mystyery of the
    Missing Cap and Other Stories) Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.
  4. 2001 Yaro Oruthiyin Kaditham (Stefan Zweig’s Letter from the Unknown woman)
    Thamizhini, Chennai
  5. 2005 Odiponavan (Stefan Zweig’s The Runaway) Niveditha Puthaga Poonga, Chennai
  6. 2006 Charitthirethil Edam Peradha Oru Andil (Kahlil Gibran’s Selected short stories)
    Mutram, Chennai
  7. Essays

  8. 2006 Kadhakadhayam Kaaranamam (22 essays on world literature) (Aalaya, Chennai)

Translated nearly 200 articles from Encyclopedia Britannica into Tamil for Britannica Thakaval Kalai Kalanjiyam (Ananda Vikatan, Chennai). His publications in various journals and newspapers are yet to be collected between covers.