Dr. S. Revathi ( Pen name: Kutti Revathi) is lyricist, poet, activist and a doctor. She has published an Indian three books of poetry and is the editor of Panikkudam, a literary quarterly for women’s writing and also the first Tamil feminist magazine. Post several literary meetings and reviewing poetry collections by fellow students, she began working on some of her own pieces. Following school, she studied Siddha medicine and got a bachelor’s degree in Siddha medicine and surgery, one of the oldest medical systems in the world that derived from her native Tamil Nadu She had been pursuing her doctoral research in medical anthropology at the Madras Institute of Development Studies in Chennai. Revathi received the Sigaram 15: Faces of Future award for literature from India Today and was awarded a travel grant in 2005 by the SahityaAkademi to meet leading litterateurs from India. She is a contemporary Tamil poet and has published numerous controversial poetry collections.