Dr. R.Cheran is Tamil Canadian academic, poet, playwright and journalist.He is a professor at the University of Windsor in Canada. He has authored over fifteen books in Tamil, and his work has been translated into twenty languages. The latest one – reflects the tragedy and pain of mass atrocities and trauma -is In a Time of Burning. (Arc Publications, UK).
Dr.Cheran was the recipient of the International Poetry Award from ONVKurup Foundation in Dubai in 2017. He has performed his poetry at various International Writers’ festivals in the United Kingdom, Singapore, the US, Indonesia, India, Sweden, the Netherlands, Canada, Ramallah, West Bank, Dubai and Mexico.
His plays in English language have been produced and performed in Toronto, Canada, New York, Chicago and New Jersey in the US. Singapore’s modern dance group Chowk has produced and performed a dance play based on his poems titled The Second Sunrise. The Second Sunrise was performed at the Singapore International Dance Festival, and Washington’s Kennedy Centre for the arts.