Pushpa Thangadorai

Sri Venugopal (Tamil: ஸ்ரீ வேணுகோபால்) (1931 – 10 November 2013) was a Tamil language author of religious pilgrimage travelogues, who also wrote fiction under the name Pushpa Thangadorai (Tamil: புஷ்பா தங்கதுரை).[1]


Some of his most famous novels are:

Oru Oodhappu Kan Simittugiradhu was made into a film starring Kamal Haasan.

An excerpt of En Peyar Kamala was translated into English by Pritham K. Chakravarthy and published as part of The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction in 2008. Volume 2 of The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction featured Highway 17, a 1980 comic written by Pushpa Thangadorai and illustrated by Jeyaraj, starring a motorcycle-riding female detective called Karate Kavitha.

Some of Pushpa Thangadorai's other short stories and novels are:

  • Neen Naan Nila,
  • Thenmerku Paruvam,
  • Naan Raamanalla,
  • Thiruvarangan Ula [2]


  1. ^ TNN (11 November 2013). "Tamil novelist Pushpa Thangadurai dead at 82 - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  2. ^ Chakravarthy, Pritham (2008). The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction. Chennai, India[pushpa-thangadurai_720_southdreamz.jpg]: Blaft Publications. p. 178. ISBN 978-81-906056-0-1. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |month= (help)CS1 maint: location (link)

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