A. K. Ramanujan
A. K. Ramanujan (1929–1993) was born Attipat Krishnaswami Ramanujan in Mysore, India, and grew up speaking Tamil, English, Sanskrit, and Kannada. A poet, translator, and scholar, for thirty-two years Ramanujan served in both the Department of Linguistics and the South Asian Languages and Civilizations Department at the University of Chicago. His many publications include The Collected Poems of A.K. Ramanujan and The Collected Essays of A.K. Ramanujan.