He was sentenced and imprisoned by the French Government for voicing views against the French Government that was ruling Pondicherry then. Bharathidasan penned his works under different pseudonyms such as Paavendar, Puduvai Kalaimakal, Desopakari, Desabhaktan, Anantapotini, Swadesamitiran, Tamilarasu, Tupleks, Kirukkan, Kindalkaran and the name by which he known today — Bharathidasan.
Matt messaged me, and we talked a little bit, and just kind of got everything big, all of our baggage, out right away so we could see if it was even worth continuing to talk. We just talked nonstop from that point, and we went on our first date a week later.
I gave him my phone number and he texted me, "Hi, Hannah, it's Matt." And I said: "Which Matt? We went on a hike, and we put wine in water bottles and had a little picnic at the end of the hike.
Neither of us was looking for anything super-serious, but we kept hanging out regularly and it just kind of happened without either of us noticing.
I have a son from a previous relationship — Jackson, he was 2 at the time — and they met and just really hit it off.
; 29 April 1891 – 21 April 1964, popularly called Bharathidasan) was a 20th-century Tamil poet and rationalist whose literary works handled mostly socio-political issues.
His writings served as a catalyst for the growth of the Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu.
In addition to poetry, his views found expression in other forms such as plays, film scripts, short stories and essays.
He was mentored by Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathiyar (after whom he called himself "Bharathidasan").
The Government of Puducherry union territory has adopted the song of invocation to Goddess Tamil written by Bharathidasan as the state song of Puducherry.
Bharathidasan was born to Kanagasabai Mudaliar and Lakshmi Ammal in a well-to-do merchant family of Pondicherry. He underwent formal education in Tamil literature, Tamil grammar and Saiva Siddhanta Vedanta under reputed scholars. In 1909, he was introduced to Subramaniya Bharathiyar, and his interactions with the Mahakavi had a major impact on him.
He initially worked as a Tamil teacher in the French territory of Karaikal.