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Dr. V. ArumughamDr. V. Arumugham

Is head of the Department of Performing Arts Pondicherry University Pondicherry. He graduated in Chemistry from Madras university and did Bachelor in theatre Arts specializing in Director at School of Drama, Calicut university, Trichur (Kerala); obtained M.A in Tamil from Annamalai University, Tamilnadu, Ph.D from Pondicherry University. Presently teaching at School of Performing Arts, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. Recipient of the award in 1995 of vistorship to France under Indo – French programme of Social Sciences for doing research on contemporary theatre and choreography. His book, “Karunchuzhi”, a collection of his plays, received the best book award from the Tamilnadu and Pondicherry Government. The book also received an award from Thirupur Tamil Sangam for the year 2000. Visited USA, presented research paper in the 25th Mid America Theatre Conference held at Kansas City in March 2005. Guest Lecture at Wisconsin University Madison USA.