T M Mukundan
After completing B.Tech. at IIT Madras, Mukundan went on to do a Master’s degree at the University of California, USA. He briefly worked in the Humanities Department of the IIT, Madras.
He studied and worked for a few years at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai, where he was trained in the therapeutic application of yoga asana and pranayama.
Mukundan is one of the founder-members of the PPST, where he worked full time for a few years. During this period, he worked on the ancient irrigation systems (Eris) of Tamil Nadu. He is also one of the founding-trustees of the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS), where he worked for a few years. During this period, he worked on the 18th century data of Dharampalji pertaining to the villages of the Chingleput District of Tamilnadu.
For over 25 years Mukundan has been a part of the Sanjeevani Ayurveda and Yoga Centre, Chennai, set up by his wife Dr. P.L.T. Girija.
His long-term interests are: Traditional Indian sciences and technologies; Ayurveda in the healthcare of India.
He is the author of “The ery systems of South India” – a book on the traditional irrigation systems; and co-author of the book “Ayurveda for revitalizing healthcare in India”.
Mukundan is the co-author of Dharampalji for the book “The British Origin Of Cow Slaughter in India”