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  • Vaithamanithi Mudumbai Kothainayaki Ammal was a Tamil writer, novelist and journalist who is remembered as the first woman to occupy the editorial board of a Tamil magazine. She wrote 115 books and she published monthly Tamil magazine, Jaganmohini. Vai. Mu. Kothainayaghi was the first female writer in Tamil, to write a detective novel. She had a multifarious personality and she excelled in fields like public speaking, social service, fiction writing and was a keen Freedom Fighter too. She was hailed as "Queen of Fictions" by her contemporary authors. However she was not well recognized in the books on the history of Tamil literature. Wikipedia

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