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Unit 2 Inclusive Education

Question C.11:

Write a biosketch of Tamil writer−Bama

Read the biographical details of famous Tamil writer -Bama and write a bio-sketch on the basis of these details.

  • Bama - Born 1958, creative Tamil, woman writer, committed teacher, social activist -popularly known as Karukku Bama.

  • Penname - Faustina Mary Fatima Rani.

  • Novels -Karukku, Sangati and Vanman- translated into other Indian languages, English and French.

  • Wrote twenty short stories - not published in book form.

  • Honorary doctorate degree - Crossword Award for her semi-fictional autobiography Karukku.

  • Invited by universities in India and abroad --lectures at various conferences.

  • Multi-faceted personality-woman with extraordinary courage, conviction, resistance to any form of oppression

  • Keen eye for beauty in nature, profound insight into issues pertaining to caste, religion, women.

  • Clear thoughts and expression

  • Dedicated to the uplift of the downtrodden : passion-Teaching: Mission --

  • Building a casteless society


This question is to be answered on the basis of your own understanding, experience and thoughts. It is strongly recommended that you prepare the solution on your own. However, a sample solution has been provided for your reference.

Bama, popularly known as Karukku Bama, was born in 1958. She is a Tamilian woman writer, a committed teacher and a social activist. She goes by the pennameā€¦

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