M Ramachandran holds an MFA in Art Criticism from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the M. S. University of Baroda and a postgraduate degree in the English Language and Literature from the University of Kerala. Later, he joined the Centre for Linguistics and English of Jawaharlal Nehru University for his Ph.D. (Semiotics). He has been contributing articles on art and allied subjects to various journals and newspapers published in Malayalam as well as English. He has authored the book Ritualistic Visual Cultures: Sri Lanka and Kerala. He was the Director of the Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo. Currently, he lives in Ernakulam.