PUTHIYAMAADHAVI is the pen name of Mallika, who began to write in 2000. She has a Post Graduate Degree from Madurai University and has also done Certificate Courses in Feminism and social Service. She lives in Mumbai. She is the Fourth Generation of Mumbai Tamil Community. Her house has become the Central place for Tamil Literarty activities in Mumbai.
Pudhiyamaadhavi worked in HSBC for 22 years and took VRS in 2004 to concentrate on her writing, reading and other social activities. She is a prolific writer and has published 15 books so far, which includes six collection of poems, four short stories collections and five non-fixtion. Her poems ans stories have received appreciation and recognition. In 2006, she won the SHIRPI AWARD for her poetry collection "NIZHALKALAI THEDI" . Her short story collection "PEN VAZHIPADU" got writer JAYANTHAN AWARD. EZHUTHTHU trust selected her collection of poems "MOUNATHTHIN PILIRAL" and publised in 2015.
Puthiyamaadhavi's stories and poems have been translated into Malayalam and German Language. She has translated collection of poems of other Indian languages into Tamil and published with title "KATHAVUKAL THIRAKKUM VANAM".