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CURRICULUM VITAE

K. Kaliaperumal, PPG., PJK., Hon.D.

PERSONAL DATA

Address:

40A, Laluan Sungai Pari - 11 Teluk Kruin

30100 Ipoh

Perak Darul Ridzuan

Malaysia.

6-05-533207

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date of Birth: 19th August, 1937

Place of Birth: Kampar, Perak, Malaysia

Marital Status: Wife, Rugmani alias Loganayaki Married (6 children, 10 grandchildren)

A Brief Introduction

Dr. Kaliaperumal received his Doctor of Literature from the World University Roundtable, Arizona, U.S.A. in 1989. The honorary degree was bestowed on him based upon his lifelong contribution to the world of literature, specifically Tamil Literature. He maintained his occupation as a school teacher majority of his life and raised six children with his wife, while producing a monumental amounts of literary and social work to the Tamil community locally and internationally. Dr. Kaliaperumal found numerous organizations and has been the presidents of various civic organizations. He continues to add on to the already hundreds of articles in newspapers, magazines and periodicals. Notably, in 1966, he edited and produced the magazine called Tamil Kuyil, that later earned him the title: Tamil Kuyil Kaliaperumal. Dr. Kaliaperumal participates in the World Tamil Language Conferences and continues to do so. He has authored an elaborate collection of text books, poetry, culture, society, religion and literature for both adults and children despite his basic high school education. Lately, his renowned addition to the vast sea of his work, Ulaga Tamilar Panpaattu Kalanchiam (An Encyclopedia of World Tamil Culture) has gained national and international recognition. He has travelled to Europe and Australia for speaking engadgements, and hopes to travel to the United States in 1999.

EDUCATION

1953 Standard Six Tamil Government Examination, Kampar, Perak.
1954 Standard Seven Tamil Government Examination, Ipoh, Perak.
1954-1955 Special Examination for Teachers, Ipoh, Perak.
1956-1958 Diploma from Tamil Teacher's Training College, Ipoh,
1959 School Certificate "O" Level in Tamil and Malay language PROFESSION
1956-1993 Elementary and High School Tamil Teacher.
1962-1993 Part-time Tutor in Tamil Literature for GCE"O" and "A" level students, Ipoh.

AWARDS AND HONORS

1974 Gold Medal for Tamil Poertry by the Tamil Nesan Daily, Kuala Lumpur.

1974 Tamil Kuyil, title bestowed by the Athmanantha Gurukulam, Sitiawan, Perak.

1976 Senthamil Kalainyar, title bestowed by Swami Ramthasar of the Senthamil Kalaa Nilayam, Penang.

1978 Pingat Penghormatan Guru Perak, (PPG): honorary Teacher's Award bestowed by the Perak State Education Department, Malaysia.

1979 Pingat Jasa Kebaktian, (PJK), honorary Award for Services bestowed by the Sultan of Perak, Malaysia.

1983 Tamil Neri Kavalar, title bestowed by The Tamil Teacher's Association of Tamil Naadu, India.

1984 Golden Shawl and cash award by Malaysian Tamil Writer's Association , Kuala Lumpur.

1988 Thondar Mani, title bestowed by the Malaysian National Union of Tamil School Teachers, Kuala Lumpur.

1988 Gold Plaque, awarded in appreciation of services by Tamil National Congress of Tamil Writers' Association, Penang.

1988 Literatian 1988, title awarded by the Tamil Language Society of the University of Malaya, Malaysia.

1989 Doctor of Literature, title awarded by World University Roundtable, Arizona, U.S.A.

1991 Thirukkural Mani, title bestowed by Raub Tamil association, Perak.

1991 Thamil Arinyar, title bestowed by Ladang Sungai Wangi Thirukural Padipagam, Sitiawan, Perak.

1992 Senthamil Chemmal, title bestowed by His Holiness Saint Kirubaananda Vaariyaar of Tamil Naadu at Kuala Lumpur.

LITERARY SERVICES

Positions held in associations

1956-1960 Asst. Secretary, Kampar Tamilar Sangam.

1966-1970 Secretary, Ipoh Tamilar Aikiya Sangam (Ipoh Tamil Unity Association).

1972-1976 President, Perak Tamil Teacher's Union.

1974-1982 Founder and President, Perak Tamil Writers' Association

1980-1982 Vice President, Malaysia Tamil School Teacher's Union.

1982-1988 Founder and President, National Congress of Tamil Writers Association.

1992- Founder and President, Vallalar Cultural Association, Ipoh. Perak.

1970- Advisor for Jelapang Hindu Funeral Fund, Ipoh. Other literary services

1966-1972 Producer of Student Corner, a cultural drama and conversation in moral values for children in the Perak State Network of Radio Malaysia, Ipoh

1966-1973 Producer of Civic lessons in Tamil, for the National Network of Radio Malaysia (children, 12 to 16 years).

1988-1991 Weekly lessons in Thirukkural for Adults at Ipoh, Tanjong Rambutan and Sungai Siput.

1981-1993 Tutorials in Tamil Literature for School Certificate Students.

1966- Lectures on Hinduism, Tamil Culture and Philosophy at invited social gatherings.

EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Periodicals

1966-1970 Tamil Kuyil, Editor and Publisher, A Tamil Monthly with a national circulation of 5,000 copies per month.

1972-1980 Asiriyar Oli, Editor, A Tamil Teacher's Monthly Magazine of The National Tamil Teachers' Union.

Articles published in National and International Magazines and Periodicals National

K. Kaliaperumal,1958, Kural Kuurum Natpudaimai, Malaimagal. (5 articles)

K. Kaliaperumal, 1958, Ilakkiatthil Uulvinai, Janobagari. K. Kaliaperumal, 1959, Nilanuul Vilakkam, Janobagari. (17 articles)

K. Kaliaperumal, 1962, Santhiramandala Tamilanukku Kaditham, Latchiam. (7 articles) K. Kaliaperumal, 1965, Samayatyhuraiyil Sambanthan, Kuuturavu.

K. Kaliaperumal, 1966, Thennatu Gandhi- Thiru Vika, Tamilkuyil.

K. Kaliaperumal, 1966, Naadagakkalai, Tamilkuyil.

K. Kaliaperumal, 1966, Malaysiavil Thamilargal Nilai, Tamilkuyil.

K. Kaliaperumal, 1988, Thunukku Thoranangal, Tamil Nesan. (Over a 100 articles)

K. Kaliaperumal, 1993, Valikaattum Kural, Mayil. (16 articles)

K. Kaliaperumal, 1990, Malaysia Tamil Elakkia Varalaru, Church Literary Issue.

K. Kaliaperumal, 1991, Ulagath Tamilar Unmai Nilai, Ahtmaanantha Kurukkal Centre.

K. Kaliaperumal, 1967, Varalaatril Thiruvilaakkal, Souvernier Programme of Pahang Temple.

K. Kaliaperumal, 1991, Paaventharum Paappa, Special issue in rememberance of 100th year Paadalgalum Birthday of poet Barathithasan.

K. Kaliaperumal, 1992, Pandaithamilar Panpaadu, Kepala Batas Vinaaayagar Temple Souvernier Programme. International

K. Kaliaperumal, 1965, Naan Kanda Sennai, Manogaran, Republic of Singapore. (7 articles)

K. Kaliaperumal, 1986, Arutperum Jothi, Proceedings of the 6th World Tamil Language Research Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

K. Kaliaperumal, 1986, Malaysiyavil Eluthu Sirthirutham, Proceedings of the 6th World Tamil Language Research Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

K. Kaliaperumal, 1990, Malaysia Thesiyattukku, Proceedings of 7th World Tamil Language Research Conference, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

K. Kaliaperumal, 1992, Vaalviyal Panpaattil Tamil, Proceedings of 12th World Tamil Language Research Conference, Kuala Lumpur PUBLISHED BOOKS On Tamil Culture

K. Kaliaperumal, Malaysiyavil Tamilar Thirunaal (A Guide to Tamil Festivals in Malaysia) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1965.

K. Kaliaperumal, Neethaar Kadan Nerimuraigal (A Guide to Tamil Funeral Rites) Manonmani Printing Press: K.L., Malaysia: 7th edition: 1993.

K. Kaliaperumal, Tamilar Thirumana Muraigal (A Guide to Tamil Marriage Rites) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1980.

K. Kaliaperumal, Tamilisai Maanbu (Research Articles on Origins of Tamil Music) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1991.

K. Kaliaperumal, Ulaga Tamilar Panpaattu Kalanchiam (An Encyclopedia of World Tamil Culture) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1994. On Social Thinking

K.Kaliaperumal Thondulagamum Kulanthai Valarpum (Social Service and Raising Children)Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1962

K.Kaliaperumal Senthamilar Sinthanaigal (Thoughts of a Tamil: A Critical Look at Contemporary Tamils) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1983.

K.KaliaperumalVallalaar Vali Kaattugiraar (A Guide to Living) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1992.

K.Kaliaperumal Kudumbam Endraal Enna? (What is a Family?) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1994. On Poetry For Adults

K. Kaliaperumal Kaliaperumal Kavitthaigal (An Anthology of Tamil Poems Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1991.

K.Kaliaperumal, Ponmani Kanaigal (An Anthology of Modern Tamil Poems)Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1991.

K.Kaliaperumal Ponmani Sinthanaigal (An Anthology of Modern Tamil Poems)Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1991.

K.Kaliaperumal Kadarkarai Paaraigal (An Anthology of Modern Tamil Poems)Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1994.

K.Kaliaperumal, Tamilkuyil Kavithaigal (An Anthology of Tamil Poems)Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1994.

K.Kaliaperumal Thoonukku Thoranangal (An Anthology of Tamil Poems) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1994. For Children

K.Kaliaperumal Paadu Paapa (Sing my Child) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1983.

K.Kaliaperumal Then Kulal (Poems for Children) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1987.

K.Kaliaperumal Then Chittu (Poems for Children) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1987.

K.Kaliaperumal Vidukathaigal 100 ( A Hundren Mind Twisters) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1987. Religious books

K.Kaliaperumal Vinayagar Thathuvam (Vinayagar's Philosophy) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak,Malaysia: 1984.

K.Kaliaperumal Valluvar Vagutha Eraineri (Valluvar's Thoughts on God)Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1976

K. Kaliaperumal Hindu Samaya Paada Thittam (A syllabus for Hindu Religious Studies in Malaysian Primary Schools) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1978.

K.Kaliaperumal Tamil Archanai (Tamil Prayers) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1984.

K.KaliaperumalThevaarathil Kolaru Pathigam (Discourse in Thevaram)Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1986.

K. Kaliaperumal Nalum Oru Kural (Daily Affirmations) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1989.

K.Kaliaperumal Kavitahi Inbam ( A collection of Tamil Poems/Essays) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1991.

K.Kaliaperumal Arulneri Prarthanaigal (Tamil prayer for Religious Functions) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1992. Books for General Reading For Adults

K. Kaliaperumal Thendral Sirikkirathu (The Breeze is Laughing: A Collection of Short Stories) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1983.

K. Kaliaperumal Thamilargal Sinthikirargalaa? (Are Tamils Thinking: Essays) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1993.

K. Kaliaperumal Katturai Karumbugal ( A Collection of Tamil Essays) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1994. For Children

K.Kaliaperumal Maniyin Palli (Mani's School) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1984.

K.Kaliaperumal KilaK.Kaliaperumalum Merkum (East and West) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1987.

K.Kaliaperumal Thanthiramulla Nandu (A Smart Crab) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1987.

K.Kaliaperumal Vidukathai Vaasagam (Riddlers) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1987.

K.Kaliaperumal Engal Kural (Our Voice) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1987.

K.Kaliaperumal Pesum Kandru (A Speaking Calf) Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1987.

K. Kaliaperumal Palak Kuviyal (A Heap of Fruits). Kalaiyarasu Enterprise, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia: 1987. School Text Books

K.Kaliaperumal Puthumurai Tamil Payirchi (New Tamil Workbok for children From ages 7 to 12: 6 volumes) Mylon Trading Company, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia 1962

K.Kaliaperumal Maanavar Aaramba Sarithiram (Elementary school History book series for age groups 10 to 12:3 volumes)Mylon Trading Company, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia 1966.

K.Kaliaperumal Adippadai Tamil (Basic Tamil: A Book of Tamil Grammar book, 2nd Edition) Mylon Trading Company, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia

K.Kaliaperumal Baalar Eluthu (Writhing Guidebook for Kindergarten) Mylon Trading Company, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia 1972.

K. Kaliaperumal Puthia Malaysia Aatchi Murai (New Malaysian Civics Book, for age groups between 10 to 12:3 volumes) Mylon Trading Company, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia 1977.

K.Kaliaperumal Senthamil Thunaivan (A Tamil Grammar Guide, 2 Volumes)Mylon Trading Company, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia 1987

K.Kaliaperumal SRP Tamil Kaiyedu (A Tamil Grammar Workbook for Lower Certificate of Education) Mylon Trading Company, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia 1987.

K.Kaliaperumal SPM Tamil Ilakkiya Kaiyedu (A guidebook for Tamil Literature for GEC "O")Mylon Trading Company, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia 1987.

K.Kaliaperumal Baalar Tamil (Textbook for Kindergarten)Mylon Trading Company, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia 1990.

K.Kaliaperumal Baalar Kanitham (A Mathematics textbook for kindergarten) Mylon Trading Company, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia 1990.

K.Kaliaperumal Katturai Valikatti (A guidebook for Tamil Essay Writing) Mylon Trading Company, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia 1991.

K.Kaliaperumal Siruvar Senthamil Kalanjiam (An Encyclopedia of Tamil for Children)Mylon Trading Company, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia 1994.

K.Kaliaperumal Yaappathaigaaram-Baalar Paadam (Elementary Grammar for Poetry Writing) Mylon Trading Company, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia 1994.

Kalaimathee Narasimhan Ph.D.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

University of Tennesee-Memphis Memphis,

TN 38163

kmathee@utmem.2.utmem.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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