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Noted scholar and JNU professor Mathias Samuel Soundra Pandian died

Noted scholar and JNU professor Mathias Samuel Soundra Pandian died on 10 November 2014 following a sudden heart attack.

Nov 11, 2014 14:02 IST
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Noted scholar and JNU professor Mathias Samuel Soundra Pandian died on 10 November 2014 following a sudden heart attack. He was 57.

He was working with the School of Social Sciences’ Centre for Historical Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).



Mathias Samuel Soundra Pandian

  • Mathias Samuel Soundra Pandian completed his Ph.D in Madras University in 1987.
  • Before joining JNU, he was an associate professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS), Chennai from 1989 to 2009.
  • His publications were many including Brahmin and Non -Brahmin: Genealogies of the Tamil Political Present and The Image Trap: M G Ramachandran in Films and Politics.
  • Pandian wrote extensively on the Dravidian Movement, south Indian politics, cinema, caste, identity and several other socially relevant issues.
  • Pandian wrote for national newspapers and for the Economic and Political Weekly for several years and was known for his incisive articles on Tamil Nadu and Dravidian politics in particular.

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