Poet, critic, scholar, academic, folklorist, and translator, A.K. Ramanujan (1929-1993) was a man of manifold erudition and expertise who left his mark on a number of inter-related disciplines for which he was widely recognized as one of those rare luminaries to whom versatile excellence comes naturally. Equally dexterous in Tamil, Telegu, Kannada, Sanskrit and English, he was an Indian author of global significance whose contributions won him the Padmashree Award in 1976 and prestigious academic positions and fellowships as part of his scholarly career in the United States. These include the William E. Colvin endowment Professorship at the University of Chicago and the MacArthur Prize Fellowship. Such recognitions testify to the …

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Chakraborty, Abin. "A. K. Ramanujan". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 September 2013
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