About the author
Ki.Va.Jagannathan (11 April 1906 - 4 November 1988), popularly known by his initials as Ki.Va.Ja, was a Tamil journalist, poet, writer and folklorist from Tamil Nadu, India. He was a student of noted Tamil scholar and publisher U. V. Swaminatha Iyer. He was the editor of the magazine Kalaimagal. In 1967, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil for his critical work Veerar Ulagam.