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04/19/2022 Amel Bent's Ton Nom, Translated By T Wignesan 573 Dramatic Monologue
12/04/2021 Translation of Jorge Manrique's Third Copla:Coplas a La Muerte De Su Padre By T Wignesan 735 Elegy
11/21/2021 Villanelle: Hide Not Behind Caste Nor Bought Courtly Name 258 Dramatic Monologue
11/17/2021 If Ever I Had To Have a Country Victim of Pedophily Lxxxv-85 366 Dramatic Monologue
11/05/2021 Translation of Si La Vie Demande Ca By the Groupe Native 552 Dramatic Monologue
10/15/2021 If Ever I Had To Have a Country Victim of Pedophily:Lxxxiv 381 Dramatic Monologue
09/06/2021 Limerick: Once a Maneater Who Could Not Say No 431 Limerick
09/05/2021 Limerick: Once a Great and Wise Commentator 265 Limerick
09/03/2021 Do Dreams Dream-Up the Dreamer To Mean Something 331 Dramatic Monologue
08/26/2021 Le Gommier De La Municipalite - Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's Municipal Gum Tree By T Wignesan 461 Free verse
08/17/2021 Human Rights Charter For Australian Aborigines By Oodgeroo Noonuccal 618 Dramatic Monologue
08/15/2021 Le Courlis Poussa Des Cris Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's the Curlew Cried By T Wignesan 266 Dramatic Verse
08/14/2021 If Ever I Had a Country: Lxxxiii 378 Dramatic Monologue
04/29/2021 Tuan Tata: Song of Uda - Parts One and Two 565 Dramatic Verse
04/20/2021 Die Lorelei By Heinrich Heine - 1797-1856, Translated By T Wignesan 340 Quatrain
04/13/2021 True, a Myth-And-A-Half Ever Since Dim Antiquity 376 Political Verse
12/15/2020 Translation of Autumn Leaves-Les Feuilles Mortes De Jacques Prevert By T Wignesan 750 Free verse
12/11/2020 Criss-Cross Acrostic: Ai My Eye and Ai Ai My Sore Eyes 438 Acrostic
12/08/2020 Never Never Ever Will I Query By T Wignesan 369 Dramatic Monologue
04/06/2020 If Ever I Had a Country: Lxxxii - 82 416 Dramatic Monologue
03/23/2020 Villanelle: Alright Guys: Heave and Ho and Let It Go 358 Villanelle
02/09/2020 If Ever I Had a Country: Lxxxi-81 460 Dramatic Monologue
02/06/2020 Imp-Each-Ment-Air-Ditty: Iv 393 Limerick
01/29/2020 Imp-Each-Ment-Air-Ditty Iii 386 Limerick
01/14/2020 Imp-Each-Ment-Air-Ditty Ii 492 Limerick
12/17/2019 Imp-Each-Ment-Air-Ditty 483 Limerick
11/12/2019 Villanelle: Never Political But Spiritual the Ancient Indo-Chinese Pilgrim Ties 658 Villanelle
11/09/2019 Beyond the Heart, the Head and the Soul Reigns Unsullied Belief 423 Sonnet
10/25/2019 Translation of Mat Pokora's Je Suis Tombe By T Wignesan 689 Dramatic Monologue
10/20/2019 If You Pull a Long Brexiting Face: Xliv 421 Dramatic Monologue
09/26/2019 If You Pull a Long Face: Xliii - the Embalmed Mona Lisa Under the Glass Pyramid 402 Dramatic Monologue
09/19/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xlii - 42 536 Dramatic Monologue
09/11/2019 If Ever I Had a Country: Lxxx - Bang Bang Who Shot Me Down Like a Pariah Dog - Follow Up 600 Dramatic Monologue
09/04/2019 If Ever I Had a Country: Lxxix - Bang Bang Who Shot Me Down Like An Un-Licensed Dog 628 Dramatic Monologue
08/31/2019 Unquotable Quotes: Lv - Mind Unwinding Tweezers 411 Dramatic Monologue
08/25/2019 Unquotable Quotes - Liv: Swatting Flies In Buckingham Palace From the White House 362 Dramatic Verse
07/22/2019 If Ever I Had a Country: Lxxviii 620 Dramatic Monologue
07/17/2019 Unquotable Quotes: Liii - Tongue Teasers 515 Dramatic Monologue
07/14/2019 Unquotable Quotes: Lii 52 - Tongue-Tweezers 612 Rhyme
07/12/2019 Unquotable Quotes: Li 51 - Tongue-Teasing Epigrams 606 Dramatic Monologue
07/09/2019 Unquotable Quotes: L 50 - Tongue-Teasing Epigrams 589 Epigram
07/07/2019 Unquotable Quotes: Xlix - Tongue Teasers 427 Epigram
07/05/2019 Unquotable Quotes: Xlviii - Tongue Teasers 466 Epigram
06/30/2019 Three Ways of Swiping the World Cup 488 Dramatic Verse
06/28/2019 Unquotable Quotes: Xlvii - Tongue-Twisting Epigrams 615 Epigram
06/25/2019 Unquotable Quotes: Xlvi - Tongue-Twisting Epigrams 463 Epigram
06/23/2019 Unquotable Quotes: Xlv - Tongue-Teasing Epigrams 741 Epigram
06/21/2019 Unquotable Quotes: Xliv - Tongue-Teasing Epigrams 607 Epigram
06/18/2019 Unquotable Quotes: Xliii - Tongue-Teasing Epigrams 428 Epigram
06/13/2019 If Ever I Had a Country: Lxxvii 634 Dramatic Monologue
05/28/2019 Translation With Commentary of Mais Que Dieu Me Pardonne By T Wignesan 431 Couplet
05/25/2019 Translation With Commentary of On Est Les Oublies By T Wignesan 448 Free verse
05/21/2019 Translation With Commentary of a Wild West Classic: Summer Wine By T Wignesan 571 Ballad
05/17/2019 The Night Soil Man - Part One 821 Free verse
05/14/2019 Villanelle: If You Haven'T Had That, What Have You Had 871 Villanelle
05/12/2019 Translation of the Windmills of Your Mind By T Wignesan 1532 Elegiac Lyric
05/08/2019 Are Ye Goin' To Marry That Witch of a Dame - Counterfeiting the Canticle By T Wignesan 599 Quatrain
05/03/2019 Yesterday When I Was Dumb - a Benign Parody By T Wignesan 534 Dramatic Monologue
04/29/2019 Translation of Yesterday When I Was Young By T Wignesan 518 Ballad
04/25/2019 Translation of Roberta Flack's Killing Me Softly With His Song By T Wignesan 450 Ballad
04/21/2019 Translation of Those Were the Days, My Friend By T Wignesan 493 Dramatic Monologue
04/17/2019 Villanelle: Who Dares To Doubt Must He Questions Address Fate 511 Dramatic Monologue
04/12/2019 Translation of the Complete Version of Scarborough Fair By T Wignesan 931 Dramatic Monologue
04/11/2019 Translation of the Canticle: Scarborough Fair By T Wignesan 424 Quatrain
04/10/2019 If Ever I Had a Country: Lxxvi 835 Dramatic Monologue
04/08/2019 Translation of Pablo Neruda's In You the Earth By T Wignesan 472 Free verse
03/31/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Ixl 460 Dramatic Monologue
03/26/2019 If Ever I Had a Country: Lxxv 635 Dramatic Monologue
03/24/2019 A Self-Tutoring Translation of Rimbaud's Final Version Vowels In Contemporary Terms 650 Sonnet
03/22/2019 A Self-Tutoring Translation of Rimbaud's the Vowels In Contemporary Terms 538 Sonnet
03/21/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xl 541 Dramatic Monologue
03/16/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xxxix 520 Dramatic Monologue
03/12/2019 If Ever I Had a Country: Lxxiv 989 Dramatic Monologue
03/05/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xxxviii 473 Dramatic Monologue
03/04/2019 Translation of Marcel Moreau's a L'Amour By T Wignesan 559 Quatrain
03/02/2019 Translation of Marcel Moreau's: a Paris By T Wignesan 570 Quatrain
03/01/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xxxvii 610 Dramatic Monologue
02/25/2019 Translation of Marcel Moreau's Je T'Ecris By T Wignesan 792 Quatrain
02/25/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xxxvi 634 Dramatic Monologue
02/22/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xxxv 641 Dramatic Monologue
02/17/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xxxiv 828 Dramatic Monologue
02/14/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xxxiii 495 Dramatic Monologue
02/10/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xxxii 791 Dramatic Monologue
02/08/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xxxi 812 Dramatic Monologue
02/06/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xxx 705 Dramatic Monologue
02/05/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xxix 580 Dramatic Monologue
02/03/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xxviii 814 Dramatic Monologue
01/31/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xxvii 523 Dramatic Monologue
01/30/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xxvi 730 Dramatic Monologue
01/28/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xxv 624 Dramatic Monologue
01/25/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xxiv 624 Dramatic Monologue
01/23/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xxiii 535 Dramatic Monologue
01/22/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xxii 878 Dramatic Monologue
01/20/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xxi 716 Dramatic Monologue
01/18/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xx 944 Dramatic Monologue
01/16/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xix 513 Dramatic Monologue
01/16/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xviii 692 Dramatic Monologue
01/15/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xvii 613 Dramatic Monologue
01/13/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xvi 483 Dramatic Monologue
01/11/2019 If You Pull a Long Face - Part Xv 595 Dramatic Monologue

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Batu Road school (Primary: One Year), Victoria Institution: (Secondary School: 3 years/ dropped out in the final year 1950).

Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees

School-leaving certificates (SC - 9 subjects : 1951, Grade One; Higher SC : 1953 (Cambridge University), General Certificate of Education: 4 A-levels, I O-level, 1955 (London University), Inns of Court School of Law (London : Certificate of Academic Standing, Bar Standards Board, 1953-56), Official School of Languages : 3rd Yr-Spanish Literature & Civilization (Madrid : 1970, APTO), Diploma in Hispanic Studies (Madrid : 1971, 7 subjects, Extraordinary Prize), Master’s in Spanish Literature (Madrid & Paris : 1972-73, Distinctions in all subjects/ Très Bien), M. Phil. (Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Bien) Doctorat d’Etat ès lettres et sciences humaines (Sorbonne-Pantheon ; 1983-87, Magna cum laude).


Manual labourer during WWII in Malaya and later in England and Germany; also as clerk and private tutor in English (to doctors in teaching hospitals in Madrid, 1967 to 1972), also in Germany and France. 

Ex-School teacher (St. Aloysius School, Vivekananda English School, Chung Hwa Middle School, Malaysia: 1952-1954; Colegio Claret, Madrid, Spain: 1968-69), Lecturer (Commonwealth Institute, London, England; European Division of the University of Maryland, Heidelberg, Germany; University of Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Paris, France: Master's and Doctoral Seminar),  Adjunct Professor (American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Paris) and Research Fellow with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS : 1973-1998).

Ex-Journalist ("Malay Mail", "Malayan Times", Malaysia : 1954, 1962), "Straits Times Press Group of Singapore", Foreign Correspondent, London, England (1964-65), "Guidepost", Madrid, Spain (1967))

Publisher’s editor : (Kuala Lumpur/London), 1961-64.


Tracks of a Tramp (a first collection of poems). Kuala Lumpur-Singapore : Rayirath (Raybooks), 1961, 44p.

Bunga Emas & Tracks of a Tramp. Kuala Lumpur: Silverfish Books, 2015, 287p.

Blind Man's Lantern: Poems that lash out, mock and rip into the dark. Allahabad:,2015, xxvi-860p.

the smell of piss an' shit in his pants: The vicarious memoir of a Vietnam War veteran. Allahabad: Cyberwit, 2015,120p.

Ice in My Eyes and Smoke in Yours. (Novel)    Allahabad: Cyberwit, 2016, 672p.

The Night Soil Man. (Novel)  Allahabad: Cyberwit, 2008, v-193p.

Rama and Ravana at the Altar of Hanuman: on Tamils, Tamil Literature and Tamil Culture. Chennai: Institute of Asian Studies, 2006, xiii-439p.

Poietics: Disquisitions on the Art of Creation. Allahabad: Cyberwit, 2008, 214p.

Etude comparée des littératures nationales et/ou officielles de la Malaisie et de Singapour depuis 1941. Lille: University of Charles de Gaulle (ANRT),1988 & 2006,1086p.

mere deaths and the mostly dead. (Short story coll.)    Allahabad: Cyberwit,2008,275p.

Sporadic Striving amid Echoed Voices, Mirrored Images and Stereotypic Posturing in Malaysian-Singaporean Literatures. Allahabad: Cyberwit,2008, xix-244p.

Victorian (pen-in-cheek)  Vignettes & Tales (not so tall)  of Timmy (the not so very polite)  Malaya Hall Cat in London. Allahabad: Cyberwit,2008, xv-207p.

The Thiru-Kural of Thiru-Valluvar: The Secular Yogi in the Temple. Allahabad:, 2017, 86p.

Asianists' ASIA.Vol. V. Ed. Allahabad: Cyberwit,2009, xii-185p.

Bunga Emas, An Anthology of Contemporary Malaysian Literature, 1930-1063. Ed. London : A. Blond and Raybooks, 1964, 272p.

The Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies (Millennium Number) , Vol. XVII,2. Guest Editor. Chennai: Institute of Asian Studies,2000, xii-174p.

Fire Readings: A Collection of Contemporary Writing from the Shakespeare & Co. Fire Benefit Readings. Co-Edited. Paris-Boston: Frank Books,1991,198p.  

The Tenant in the Body ( A Play in Two Acts). Allahabad:, 2019, (Forthcoming)

Founding-Editor : The Journal of Comparative Poietics (Paris), 1989.

Founding-Editor : Asianists’ ASIA (Paris), 2000.