இந்த ஊருக்கு நூறு பேர் கதையை நான் ஏதோ ஒரு மன அவசத்தில் - அவசரத்தில் அல்ல; எழுதினேன். இந்தச் சமூகத்தில் ஒரு சமதர்ம மாற்றம் உடனடியாக வேண்டும் என்ற லட்சியத்தில் மாறுபட்ட கொள்கையுடையோரை அறிவு பெற்ற பிரஜைகளாகக்கூட என்னால் சகிக்க முடியவில்லை. இந்த உணர்ச்சியைத் தவிர நான் எழுதுவதற்கான உந்து சக்தி வேறொன்றில்லை என்று நான் வெகு நாட்களுக்கு முன்பே கண்டுகொண்டவன்.
நமது சமூக இயக்கங்கள் எல்லாமே நல்லிலக்குகள் கொண்டு அவற்றின் பேராலேயே வழி தவறிப் போய்விடுகிற விரக்தியை - இந்தக் கதையில் வரும் ஆனந்தனுக்கு ஏற்படும் விரக்தியுணர்ச்சியைப் புரிந்து கொள்ளுபவர்களில், பகிர்ந்து கொள்ளுபவர்களில் நானும் ஒருவன்.
Jayakanthan (24 April 1934 – 8 April 2015), popularly known as JK, was an Indian writer, journalist, orator, film-maker, critic and activist. Born in Cuddalore, he dropped out of school at an early age and went to Madras, where he joined the Communist Party of India. In a career spanning six decades, he authored around 40 novels, 200 short stories, APART from two autobiographies. Outside literature, he made two films. In addition, four of his other novels were adapted into films by others. Jayakanthan's literary honours include Jnanpith and Sahitya Akademi awards. He was also a recipient of Padma Bhushan (2009), India's third-highest civilian honour, the Soviet Land Nehru Award (1978), and the Russian government's Order of Friendship (2011) Jayakanthan wrote his first short story for a Tamil magazine titled Sowbakiyavathi, which got it published in 1953. Following early success, Jayakanthan started writing for mainstream magazines such as Ananda Vikatan, Kumudam and Dinamani Kadir, who published a number of short-stories particularly in the 1960s. In 1964, Jayakanthan entered films by co-producing and directing a venture titled Unnaipol Oruvan, based on his novel. The film focussed on the plight of slum-dwellers. Although a commercial failure, it won the President's Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film in 1965. The following year he made another film based on his namesake novel Yaarukkaga Azhudhaan which had Nagesh playing the lead role. His novel Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal (1970) won him the Sahitya Akademi Award (for Tamil) in 1972. Later this was adapted into a film of the same name by A.Bhimsingh, which won a National Film Award. Promoted by the film's success, Bhimsingh made one more film tilted Oru Nadigai Naadagam Paarkiral, based on his namesake novel. In 2008, Ravisubramaniyan made a documentary film on Jayakanthan, the second of its kind, and was produced by Ilaiyaraja. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayakanthan