Overview for Autobiography of an Actor: Sivaji Ganesan (October 1928-July 2001)
The book is a compilation of the reflections, reminiscences and perceptions of Dr. Sivaji Ganesan's life, which includes the personal as well as the professional-theatre, film and political. What he said has come from the heart without inhibition. He has given full expression to the grammar of acting and has recorded valuable hints to theatre and film professionals in a subtle manner.
Sabita Radhakrishna (Author)
Sabita Radhakrishna is a Chennai based free lance writer and playwright contributing regularly for national newspapers like the Hindu, Times of India, India Today. Good Housekeeping and other publications. She was the first to introduce the boutique concept in Madras with her Amrapali Boutique. Sabita was associated with NIFT Chennai as guest faculty, and presently she is a textile consultant at The Craft and Research Centre at Kalakshetra. A foodie, Sabita has authored three cookbooks and Aharam the book on traditional Tamil cuisine won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for 2002. her book on Indian textiles will be published shortly. Associated with National Television from its inception in Madras, Sabita scripted Doordarshan's Beyond the Storm which won the Transtel West German Award for the best documentary in 1986. She was on the Central Board of Film Censors for a few years. Sabita is on the Executive Committee of Crafts Council of India having held positions as Vice Chairperson and Joint Secretary. She serves in an Educational Trust where deserving children below the poverty line receive scholarships.
T.S. Narayana Swamy (Author)
Dr. T.S. Narayana Swamy is a well known Educationalist, a Veteran Media Professional, a respected journalist and a popular writer in Tamil and English. He has records of excellent work in Print and Electronic Media for more than 4 decades. He contributed substantially to the Film and Television Media as a producer of Doordarshan Kendra Madras and Bombay in seventies and eighties. He has served for the cause of the rights of the children as a Communication Officer of Unicef (United Nations Children's Fund) for many years. He is a research Scholar in literature, comparative religion and Indian Culture. At present he is the Media and Research Co-ordinator of the International English Monthly 'Tattvaloka' a publication of Sri Sharadha Peetham Sringeri, to promote the values of life and our cultural heritage. As a close associate and intimate friend of Dr. Sivaji Ganesan for more than thirty years he was considered as a member of his family and was chosen by Dr. Sivaji Ganesan to compile his autobiography (Yenathu Suyasarithai) in Tamil. He has authored number of valuable books in Tamil and English.