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: Cyberwit.net,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: Cyberwit.net, 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: Cyberwit.net, 2019, (Forthcoming)
Founding-Editor : The Journal of Comparative Poietics (Paris), 1989.
Founding-Editor : Asianists’ ASIA (Paris), 2000.