I am James who in purely literary writings use the nom de plume James Thanickan and in academic papers
the official name T.C. James.
I was born and brought up In Kerala,a verdant and beautiful state on the south western coast
of India, and I am very proud to be a Keralite as well as an Indian. My ancestral house is at Kadalikad, a lovely country
side between a hill and a river on the eastern border of Ernakulam district. If you do an Internet search for Kadalikad, you
will find at least 17 sites, that being one of the heritage tourism destinations in Kerala. On a recent yahoo.com search for
'Kadalikad' I got 566 results. Not bad, isn't it?
My job took me to New Delhi, the capital of India and a historical city where tombs of dead royalty
and modern buildings of the living intermingle, where I have been living for the past more than three decades.
My interests are classical literature, recent serious fiction and poetry, philosophy, religion, culture,
education and history. I am a bibliophile.
I indulge occassionally in writing poetry (shall we say verse?)both in Malayalam and in English.
On this web site I will be putting some of my poems in English.
Some times I scribble down light articles. I may add on to the texts on this site some of them which
I feel are of contemporary interest. I write academic papers on Intellectual Property Right matters, especially on copyright
and related rights, on education and on Kerala and Christians of Kerala, besides occassional reflections on Biblical
sayings. I will upload on to this site some of my papers.
I get lots of invitations to speak at seminars and workshops on intellectual property right matters,
some of which I accept if they don't clash with my job.
I have a very loving and devoted wife (an envy of many)and a trusting and affectionate son,
one of the best mothers in the world, a caring brother and a lovely sister, some very dear cousins and aunts, besides
lots of very good friends, many of them are like brothers and sisters for me and without them perhaps life would
not have been worth living.