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N. Krishna Pillai - A malayalam dramatist and critic

Professor N. Krishna Pillai, popularly known as Kerala Ibsen is a prominent dramatist who gave a new outlook to Malayalam Drama. In the below article I have mentioned in detail about his life, work and his contributions to Malayalam language and drama.

Kunjunni Mash -Malayalam Poet

Kunjunni Mash is a malayalam poet who is very popular in Malayalam language which is mainly used in Kerala state, India.Important works of Kunjunni Mash is given here. Also note that Kunjunni Mash has won several awards for his great contributions.

Changampuzha, the great poet

Changampuzha has a unique place among the great poets in Malayalam. This romantic poet was the person who brought the poetry to the masses. Among the lovers of Malayalam language, there won't be a single person without knowing at least a single line of this poet.

A.R. Rajaraja Varma – An academician with creative mind

A.R. Rajaraja Varma profile and biography is given here. A.R. Rajaraja Varma was an astute learner throughout his life. He systematically planned and executed the jobs as a teacher and a writer. Many of his works are considered as the grammar books of Malayalam language. Please go through the life of this great visionary and writer to learn some positive attributes from him and implement them in your life.

Srikumaran Thampi – A multi-faceted personality in film world

Srikumaran Thampi has donned many roles in the cultural arena of the state. He is known as a lyricist, a director, a producer, a screenwriter, a musician, and a novelist. Due to the romantic nature of the songs written by him, he is fondly called as the Poet of Love Songs. His lyrics are marked for their musical quality and artistic beauty.

Adoor Gopalakrishnan – A cinema director with a vision

Through his work, Adoor Gopalakrishnan began a revolution in Malayalam film industry. All his works were marked for their creativity, originality and relevance to the society. This approach was against the trend of making popular cinema at that point in time. To his credit, he has directed about 11 feature films and 30 short stories and documentaries.

Malayattoor Ramakrishnan – A bureaucrat with creative bend of mind

Malayattoor Ramakrishnan was a prominent lawyer, an IAS officer, a writer and a cartoonist. He molded well in all these capacities and carved a niche for himself in the social fabric of the state. Some of his creative works were used in the celluloid canvas to make hit films.

S.K. Pottekad, great literary worker of Malayalam

Below is given a very short summary of the life and work of S.K. Pottekad, the second Jnanapeetam award winning novelist of Malayalam, who is more known among the literary lovers as travelogue writer. He became Loksabha member, served Sahitya Akademies. He was President of Literary workers' cooperative society.

Kamala Surayya - Biography and popular works

Kamala Surayya, her biography and popular works are given here. Kamala Surayya, is a shorty story writer in Malayalam and a poet in English. She was born to a family of prominent writers, thus writing was an inborn talent for her. Below I have summarized her life from birth till death.

Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri - A short biography

Below is a short life history(biography) of 'Akkitham' who is the winner of 2012 'Vayalar Award'. The award is for his creative work, 'Anthimahaakalam'. He published more than 18 collections of poems, three short epics, translations, poems for children, collection of stories, songs and essays and a drama too.

Changampuzha Krishna Pillai, an asset to Malayalam literature

Read below a small life sketch of the great poet Changampuzha Krishna Pillai. He was a born poet, wrote more than forty thousand lines within a short span of life, creative period being about 25 years. His pastoral elegy,'Ramanan' was very popular, liked by all categories of people.

Kerala Varma Valiya Koyi Thampuran, a literary giant

Read below a short summary of life and works of Kerala Varma Valiya Koyi Thampuran, generally known as 'Kerala Kalidasan'. Himself a scholar in Sanskrit contributed highly to the growth of Malayalam literature. His interest spread to several areas of knowledge which included Sanskrit and Malayalam literature, instrumental music, art, geography, administration, teaching, identifying stones and jewels, sports and shooting.

M. T. Vasudevan Nair - Biography and his works

Read the complete details of M. T. Vasudevan Nair's biography, about his major works and his filmography. M. T. Vasudevan Nair now on news because he won the Ezhuthachan Award of 2011 year. He is one of the greatest writers ever in Malayalam.

Biography of Poet Edappally Raghavan Pillai

Biography of Poet Edappally Raghavan Pillai is given here. In Malayalam literature the place Edappally is famous because of two poets, Changampuzha Krishna Pillai and Edappally Raghavan Pillai. Both gave a new turn to the Malayalam poems by giving much importance to romanticism. Hailing from a lower middle class family he had to suffer very much for his living. This reflected in his poems. Below a short description of his life history is given.

Poet K. Satchidanandan - Profile and Biography

Profile and biography of Poet K. Satchidanandan is given here. Poet K. Satchidanandan is a Malayalam poet and a man who had been nominated for Nobel prize in literature. We provide poems, novels essays, drama, travelogue, translation work from K. Satchidanandan. Awards won by Satchidanandan is also include here. Personal life of K. Satchidanandan is also included here.

Kerala Panini A. R. Raja Raja Varma

Article below gives a brief biography of 'Kerala Panini',A. R. Raja Raja Varma the scholar who contributed to the structure of Malayalam literature. In Malayalam grammar and structural rules for writing a poetry were first clearly defined and compiled by A.R. Rajaraja Varma and were brought out in three works, Kerala Panineeyam, Vrutha Manjari and Bhasha bhooshanam.

Kodungallur Kunhikuttan Thampuran

A brief life sketch of the doyen of Malayalam literature, late Kodungallur Kunhikuttan Thampuran, known as 'Kerala Vyasan', is given below. Hailing from the royal family of Kodungallur, which was one of the centres of academic activities in ancient Kerala, contributed to both Malayalam and Sanskrit literature. Making poems was a hobby for him. This habit helped him to translate the great epic 'Mahabharatham' into Malayalam. Countless number of works are there to his credit.

Literary award winners from Kerala

Awards are recognitions given to an individual or institution for excellence in certain field. Read in this article about the most important literary awards, Jnanapith award, Vayalar Ramavarma award, Vallathol Award, Ezhuthachan Award, Muttathu Varkey Award and Sahitya Academy Awards

Kamala Surayya-The Poet

Kamalaya Surayya, initially Kamala Das, and popularly known as Madhavikutty is one of the best poetess Kerala has got. She is widely known for her works and her courage to write on topics not spoken about at that time. Today being her second death anniversary, she is remembered for her works. Read on to know more about the poet, and her works

Sarah Joseph : Profile & Biography

Kerala people are familiar with the name Sarah Joseph. Sarah Joseph is a famous novelist as well as short story writer in Malayalam language.This article gives you an idea about some of the important short stories & novels of Sarah Joseph. Also note that Sarah Joseph had won several awards for her great contributions to Malayalam language.

O. N. V. Kurup : Profile & Biography

O. N. V. Kurup, the famous Malayalam poet, lyricist as well as professor was born to O. N. Krishna Kurup & K. Lakshmikutty Amma in the year 27 May 1931. This article gives an idea about some of the important poetic works & awards won by O. N. V. Kurup.

M. T. Vasudevan Nair :The famous screenplay writer & film director from Kerala

This article is related to M.T.Vasudevan Nair.M.T.Vasudevan Nair is very popular among Kerala people. Some of the important works done by M.T.Vasudevan Nair are given in this article. Remember that M.T.Vasudevan Nair has won several awards including Padma bhushan, Jnanpith award, National film awards etc for his great contributions.

S. K. Pottekkatt : The famous Malayalam writer

S. K. Pottekkatt, the famous writer of Malayalam language, was born in kozhikode. Among the different works of S. K. Pottekkatt, Oru theruvinte kadha & Oru desattinte kadha have won him several awards. This famous writer has won awards like jnanpith award, kerala sahithya academy award as well as the kendra sahithya academy awards respectively.

Thunjath Ezhuthachan :The father of Malayalam language

Thunjath Ramanujan Ezhuthachan is very famous in Malayalam language.Find here the names of persons who have received Ezhuthachan Puraskaram in the previous years. It should be noted that thunjan parambu & thunjan utsavam are having important roles in the history of Malayalam language.

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