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For the mathematician , see Srinivasa Ramanujan


Attipat Krishnaswami Ramanujan () (1929—1993) was a scholar of Indian literature who wrote in both English and Kannada. Ramanujan wore many hats as a Indian poet, scholar and author, those of a philologist, folklorist, translator, poet and playwright. His academic research ranged across five languages: Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Sanskrit, and English. He published works on both classical and modern variants of these literatures and also argued strongly for giving local, non-standard dialects their due.

He was born into an Iyengar family in Mysore City in 1929. He was educated at D. Bhanumaiah's High School and Maharaja's College, Mysore. He was a fellow of Deccan College, Poona in 1958 - 59 and Fulbright Scholar at Indiana University in 1959 - 62. He was educated in English at the Mysore University and received his Ph.D in Linguistics from Indiana University. Having been a lecturer in English at Quilon and Belgaum he taught at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda for about eight years. In 1962, he joined the University of Chicago teaching in several departments. In 1983, he was appointed the William E. Colvin Professor in the Departments of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, of Linguistics, and in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, and, the same year, he received a MacArthur Fellowship.

As an Indo-American writer Ramanujan had the experience of the native milieu as well as of the foreign milieu. His poems like the "Conventions of Despair" reflected his views on the cultures and conventions of the east and the west.

A. K. Ramanujan died in 1993 as result of adverse reaction to anesthesia during preparation for surgery.

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Total Books: 15
Folktales from India A Selection of Oral Tales from Twenty-two Languages
2008 - Folktales From India a Selection of Oral Tales From Twenty-two Languages (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439507735
ISBN-10: 1439507732
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Poems of Love and War From the Eight Anthologies and the Ten Long Poems of Classical Tamil
Poems and a Novella Translated from Kannada
2006 - Poems and a Novella Translated From Kannada (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780195674989
ISBN-10: 0195674987
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Uncollected Poems and Prose
2005 - Uncollected Poems and Prose [Oxford India Paperbacks] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195672916
ISBN-10: 0195672917
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Collected Essays of A K Ramanujan
2004 - The Collected Essays of a K Ramanujan (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195668964
ISBN-10: 0195668960
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Hymns for Drawing
2003 - Hymns for Drawing (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140236873
ISBN-10: 0140236872
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Collected Essays of AK Ramanujan
2000 - The Collected Essays of Ak Ramanujan (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780195639377
ISBN-10: 0195639375
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Flowering Tree And Other Oral Tales from India
1997 - A Flowering Tree and Other Oral Tales From India (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780520203990
ISBN-10: 0520203992
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Collected Poems of AK Ramanujan
1995 - The Collected Poems of Ak Ramanujan (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780195635614
ISBN-10: 0195635612
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Interior Landscape
1975 - Interior Landscape (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780253201850
ISBN-10: 0253201853
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Selected Poems
Selected Poems [Three Crowns] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780195606898
ISBN-10: 0195606892
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Hymns for the Drowning Poems for VIshnu By Nammalvar [Princeton Library of Asian Translations] (Hardcover)Paperback
Who Needs Folklore the Relevance of Oral Traditions to South Asian Studies