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Daniel Selvaraj

(1938-01-14)January 14, 1938
Thenkalam, Thirunelveli district, Tamilnadu
Died December 20, 2019(2019-12-20) (aged 81)
Occupation lawyer, writer
Spouse(s) Bharathaputhri
Children Siddharthan,
Veda Gnanalakshmi

D. Selvaraj (Tamil: டி. செல்வராஜ்; 14 January 1938 – 20 December 2019) was a Tamil writer. He was the author of a number of novels, short stories, and plays in Tamil. He received the Tamil Nadu Government's literary award for the best Novel for 2011 for his work on tannery workers of Southern Tamil Nadu titled "Thol". He also won the Sahitya Akademi award for Tamil in 2012.

Selvaraj died on 20 December 2019 from an illness at a private hospital in Chennai at the age of 81.


  • Malarum charugum (Novel) (Malligai, 1967)
  • Theneer (Novel) (New Century book house, 1973)
  • Moolathanam (Novel) (1977)
  • Agnikundam (Novel) (1980)
  • Yugasangamam (Play) (1968)
  • Jeeva - Biography of P Jeevanandham (Sahitya Akademi, 2005)
  • Saamichidambaranaar - Biography of Tamil writers (Sahitya Akademi, 2006).
  • Pradosham (Varam:Chennai, 2007)
  • Thole (2010) - Awarded best novel of the year by the Tamil Nadu Government - Presented by the Hon Chief Minister Dr. J. Jayalalitha on April 13, 2012
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