C. P. Chitrarasu
இந்தப் பக்கத்தை தமிழில் வாசிக்க: சி.பி.சிற்றரசு
C. P. Chitrarasu (11 April 1906 - 16 February 1978) was a politician, and public speaker, and is considered to be a writer of the Dravidian movement. He was the former Chairman of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Council.
C.P. Chitrarasu was born Chinnaraj, on 11 April 1906 in Kanchipuram to C.K. Beddhasamy Naidu and Lakshmi Ammal.
C.P. Chitrarasu had a daughter named Saraswathi, who married P.V. Sudarsan, the son of P. Varadarasulu Naidu. C.N. Annadurai presided over the marriage function.
Inspired by the Thanithamizh Iyakkam (movement to purify Tamil language) leader Ku.Mu. Annal Thango, Chinnaraj changed his name to Chitrarasu. He joined the Justice Party in 1930. Later he worked in the Dravidian movement led by E.V. Ramasamy Periyar. He joined the DMK when C.N. Annadurai formed the political party in 1949. He led the second phase of the Kallakudi struggle started by M. Karunanidhi to change the name of Dalmiyapuram. He ran various magazines for Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).
In the 1957 parliamentary elections, he contested and lost the Tirupattur parliamentary constituency as candidate of DMK . He contested and lost the Chennai Port Assembly constituency in the 1962 Assembly elections as well. In 1964, he was elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Council. He served as its chairman from 23-04-1970 to 20-04-1976. On behalf of the Tamil Nadu government, Chitrarasu participated in the 16th Commonwealth Conference held in Australia in October 1970. Due to a disagreement with M. Karunanidhi, he left the DMK in 1976 and joined the AIADMK.
- On August 22, 1952, he started the weekly magazine, Theepori.
- On May 3, 1956, he started the magazine, Theechudar.
- In 1959, he served as the editor of the journal Ina Muzhakkam.
- Chitrarasu, who was a member of the DMK Executive and General Committees, also served as the editor of its official journal, Nam Nadu.
Chitrarasu worked as a screenwriter for Modern Theaters Film Company for a year in the 1950s. He wrote the script for the 1960 film Aada Vanda Deivam.
Chitrarasu wrote plays and short essays for the party campaign. In his journals, he wrote short histories of European politicians and thinkers. He wrote texts for Dravidian movement policy propaganda written in a stage hyperbole style.
C.P. Chitrarasu passed away on 16 February 1978.
In 1989, the Vellore District Collector's Office was named after C.P. Chitrarasu.
C.P. Chitrarasu is considered one of the writers created by the Dravidian movement. His Vishakkoppai was a popular play.
|S.No||Name of the text||Category||Published Year||Published by||Notes|
|02||Ilangai Ethiroli||Discourses||Dec 1953||Thamizh Mandram, Theppakulam, Trichy|
|03||Ulaga Vijnanigal||Biography||Aug 1979||Poompuhar Publications, 15, Mannarsami Koil St, Chennai - 108||Biographies of 12 scientists|
|04||Ulagai Thiruthiya Uthamargal||Biography||June 1979||Poompuhar Publications, 15, Mannarsami Koil St, Chennai - 108||Biogrphies|
|05||Emily Zola -Part 1||Essays||May 1952||Thamizh Mandram, Theppakulam, Trichy|
|06||Emily Zola -Part 2||Essays||Sep 1952||Thamizh Mandram, Theppakulam, Trichy|
|07||Columbus||Biography||1952||Dravida Pannai, Trichy|
|08||Sarintha Samrajyangal||History||May 1958||Thamizh Mandram, Theppakulam, Trichy|
|09||Sakya Simman||?||Dec 1952||Dravida Pannai, Trichy|
|10||Saintha Gopuram||Biography||Nov 1951||Thamizh Mandram, Theppakulam, Trichy||Biography of Mazini|
|12||Seenathin Kural||History||May 1953||Thamizh Mandram, Theppakulam, Trichy|
|13||Sunthanthira Thanthai Rousseau||History||?||?|
|15||Sohachuzhal||Story||1951||Rajan Publishers, Mettuppalayam, Musiri Vattam, Trichy|
|16||Thanga Vilangu||Play||Aug 1951||Thamizh Mandram, Theppakulam, Trichy|
|19||Madhi||Play||Nov 1951||Thamizh Mandram, Theppakulam, Trichy|
|20||Martin Luther||Biography||Sep 1951||Thamizh Mandram, Theppakulam, Trichy|
|21||Viduthalai Veeran||Biography||?||?||Biography of Abraham Lincon|
|22||Vishakkoppai||Biography/Play||1952||Thamizh Mandram, Theppakulam, Trichy||Biography of Socrates|
|23||Venkalachilai||Biography||Sep 1951||Thamizh Mandram, Theppakulam, Trichy||Biography of Lenin|
|24||Rome Nattu Veeran||Biography||1958||Muthuvel Publishers, Trichy|
In addition to these, he wrote the series Purappadu Magane and Peranukku in the Inamuzhakkam magazine and the series Kabadapuram in the Munnani Magazine.
- 'Sindhanai Sirpi' C. P. Chitrarasu's Works
- C. P. Chitrarasu, Siliconshelf
- Journals started by C. P. Chitrarasu
- C. P. Chitrarasu's Works