The author is a Professor of English at a college affiliated to the Periyar University, Salem in Tamil Nadu. She has put in 25 years of service. Prior to this she has served as Assistant Professor at Lady Doak college, Madurai, Tamilnadu. She is a creative writer and a poet. As a feminist she has a volume of creative poems dealing with the plight of Indian women and working women. There are also poems on love and philosophy. She is also a consolation prize winner of the Sahitya Academy, for a translation of a Tamil poem of poet Vairamuthu into English.
Her work on Australian poetry is to bring out the pathetic feeling of the native Aborigines. Judith Wright’s poems have a touch of humanism and the author has chosen those poems giving a pinch of Marxism.
Though Australian drama has come to limelight, poetry has not been invaded very far. A study on the latest writer and one who belonged to the ruling class, brings out the truth that all rulers are not unsympathetic.