T.V. Kamalambal, was born on 17 March 1950 at a village known as Tiruvaiyaru in the Thanjavur District of Tamilnadu and is the youngest sister of the renowned Tamil scholar, Shri T. V. GopaI Iyer. After completing a four-year Tamil Vidwan course in 1969, she subsequently acquired a Master’s degree in Tamil with distinction.

She worked at the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP) as a Technician from 1991 to 2010. She then joined the Pondicherry Centre of the École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO). She specializes in the transcribing of Tamil and Sanskrit texts. By virtue of her experience with computers combined with a sound knowledge of the Tamil language, she has also contributed towards the page-making of more than 50 titles (in Tamil, English and Sanskrit) published by the IFP and the EFEO.

She is now working in keying-in texts and data for the DHARMA project.

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