Dr. S. Padmapriya is an Academician and Educator as well as a well known Poet and Author of English Literary Works.
Dr. S. Padmapriya was born in the Salem town of Tamilnadu state in India in 1982. She holds a Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree in Economics from the University of Madras. She has also qualified in both JRF&NET(Junior Research Fellowship and National Eligibility Test) Examination of UGC (University Grants Commission).
She has been an academician, administrator and researcher. She has worked as the Principal-In-Charge of Vedantha Pre-University College at Sharada Nagar, Bangalore in 2015-2016 and has also taught postgraduate students of Economics of Madras University as a guest lecturer in 2006-2007. Currently, she is part of Teaching Faculty of S.O.E.L.( School of Excellence in Law) at T.N.D.A.L.U. (The Tamilnadu Dr.Ambedkar Law University) at Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
She also has an abiding passion for English literature. She wrote her first poem in English when she was seven years old. Her first poem to be published was ‘The Peepal Tree’ in the international poetry journal, ‘Poet’ when she was fifteen years old.
She is the author of seven books including four collections of poetry - ‘Great Heights’, ‘The Glittering Galaxy’, ‘Galaxy’ and ‘New Poems’, a novel – ‘The Fiery Women’ and two collections of short stories - ‘Fragments’ and ‘Surreal Stories’. She has been included in the landmark book, ‘A Critical Survey of Indo- English Poetry’ (2016) and is also one of the fifty women poets writing in English in India, who have been covered in the colossal work, ‘History of Contemporary Indian English Poetry’ (2019). She is also an Associate Editor of the Poetry Anthology, ‘Muse of Now Paradigm- An Entry into Poepro’, published in India in 2020. She is also the founder of ‘IndLit Camerata’, a WhatsApp group of Indian litterateurs. In addition, she has been a part of multiple collaborative poetry books like ‘Confluence Volume 2’, ‘Confluence Volume 3’, ‘Confluence Volume 4’ and ‘Madras Hues, Myriad Views’. Her poetry has been published in India, U.K., U.S.A. and South Korea. She has written essays, general articles, critical articles, research articles, book reviews and forewords in addition to poems, short stories and a novel.
Her literary works have also appeared in Confluence-of-soul.com, Literary Vibes website and ScienceShore.com - a science E-magazine. They have also appeared in 'International Writers' Journal'.
Her poems are a part of the Shakti International Anthology of Poems in 2022 and the Sanatan Bharat Anthology of Patriotic Poems of India in 2022. Her short story is a part of 'Tales of our Times' published in Punjab in 2022.
She was the chief guest of 'Poets League', a poetry initiative organised by the post-graduate department of English of Kristu Jayanthi College, Bangalore in 2020.
She has received two letters of appreciation for her poetry from 'THE MISSILE MAN', Dr. A.P. J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India.
Her poems have been published in 'Mosaic of Poetic Musings', an anthology of English Poems by Contemporary Women Poets of India! She has also been included in ‘Vibrant Voices’, an Anthology of 21st Century Indian Women Poets in English’ by Sahitya Akademi, The Indian Academy of Letters. Her poems have been included in Contemporary Indian English 'Love Poetry' Anthology.(2023). Her poems have also been included in 'Selected Lyrics', an Anthology of Poems by GIEWEC Poets. Her poems have also been included in DIVERSE VOICES, a poetry anthology by 22 eminent Indian English Poets in 2023.
Thus, Dr. S. Padmapriya has a multifaceted personality and has established herself as a fine Author, Educator, Orator and Thinker.