Sukirtharani is a prominent Dalit poet in Tamil. She is currently at work on a novel which she describes as dalit-feminist. In 2009, she organized a poets’ protest against the violence against Tamils in Sri Lanka, in which a large number of poets read. She has published four collections of poetry: Kaippatri Yen Kanavu Kel, Iravu Mirugam, Avalai Mozhi Peyarthal, and Theendap Pataatha Muththam. Recently, she was given the Sundhara Ramasamy Viruthu Award by Neithal Ilakkiya Amaippu, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu. She has completed her MA, M.Phil. and B.Ed. in Tamil Literature. She is working as a Tamil teacher in the Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School, Ranipet, Tamil Nadu.
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