C P Rajendran is a renowned geologist. His research interests are geodynamics, earthquake geology, and seismo-tectonics. He was awarded the National Geoscience Award in 2009 by the Government of India for his contributions in the field of disaster management. Rajendran co-authored the book, Earthquakes of the Indian Subcontinent: Seismotectonic Perspectives (with Kusala Rajendran), and his book, Arinjathinumappuram, was published by DC Books.
Faultlines Beneath Our Feet : A Seismological Reckoning of Kerala