header image
Cover of Urban Shots Edited by Paritosh Uttam

Cover of Dreams in Prussian Blue by Paritosh Uttam

Click on the cover to view the book details on Penguin’s website.


A. K. Ramanujan

Attipat Krishnaswami Ramanujan (1929-1993) was born in Mysore.Photograph of A. K. Ramanujan He received his BA and MA in English language and literature from the University of Mysore. He then spent some time teaching at several universities in South India before getting a graduate diploma in theoretical linguistics from Deccan University in Poona in 1958. The following year, he went to Indiana University where he got a Ph.D. in linguistics in 1963.

A. K. Ramanujan was not only a transnational figure, but he was also a trans-disciplinary scholar, working as a poet, translator, linguist, and folklorist. Although he wrote primarily in English, he was fluent in both Kannada and Tamil. He remained in US until his death in 1993.

Selected Works

  • The Striders {1966}
  • Relations {1971}
  • Hymns for the Drowning {1981}
  • The Collected Poems of A. K. Ramanujan {1995}