Kannan Sundaram

Kannan Sundaram (S R Sundaram; - born 1965) is the Managing Director and Publisher of Kalachuvadu Publication Pvt Ltd. He is also the Editor and Publisher of Kalachuvadu, a monthly journal for culture and politics. He co-organised ‘Tamil In 2000′, the international Tamil conference on 20th century Tamil writing. He has been on the International Visitor Program to the U.S (2002) and the Frankfurt Book Fair fellowship program (2007). He was invited to Australia by the Australian arts council under the Visiting International Publisher program in 2017.

Kannan's mission is to get the best of Tamil literature translated into other Indian and world languages and vice versa. Kalalchuvadu publishes translations from Indian and world languages, both fiction and non fiction. Through his magazine, he is attempting to forge an international Tamil identity which is inclusive and liberal. Kalachuvadu monthly journal first established itself as a premier little magazine and has now expanded its scope beyond the reaches of a literary journal to function as a broad forum for politics and culture.

He has published fivebooks consisting of critical articles on Tamil media and politics.

Native of Nagercoil, Studied in SLB and Carmel schools.
Studied Engineering under Bangalore University.
Entered into family textile business in 1990.
Entered publication field in 1994.
Sudesa mithran Tamil Magazine Award given by SRM university to Kalachuvadu Magazine in 2016.

Invited to Sydney for 10 days by Australian arts council to participate in the Visiting international publisher program. 15 publishers invited globally very year for the past 19 years. Kannan was first Indian language (other than English) publisher to be invited. Was invited to Istanbul to attend translation seminars in 2009 and 2011. Was invited to Norway by Norla and French book office to participate in Salon de Louvre book fair in Paris and Sharjah book fair in 2012.

Married to K.R. Mythili in 1993
Two sons.
S. Ram Sarangan – 22 yrs - working as sub editor in Indian Express
S. Mukundan – Doing his Graduation in Christ University, Bangalore.