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Dr Mini Alice
Prof. M. Leelavathy (b.1927) is an eminent literary critic, essayist, speaker and teacher of Malayalam language and literature. She taught at various prestigious in the state and has published numerous books while actively participating in the vibrant intellectual discourse in the vernacular around…
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Amrith Lal B.
I mark my passage With words that smell life — That’s All, K. Satchidanandan K. Satchidanandan is arguably the finest poet writing in Malayalam. At 74, having published over 50 volumes of poetry, including translations from many Asian and European languages, he is both a peer and mentor to aspiring…
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Manu Devadevan
Kesavan Veluthat is one of the most important historians of precolonial South India from his generation. A Marxist by conviction, adhering to a structural-functional method of history writing, he is best known for his studies on the brahmana settlements in Kerala and political structure in early…
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A.R. Venkatachalapathy
Sundara Ramaswamy was born in 1931 in Nagercoil, then part of the princely state of Travancore. He grew up in Kottayam and, later, central Travancore until the age of eight, when his family moved to Nagercoil in 1939 just as the news of the World War II was breaking out. Sundara Ramaswamy spent the…
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Prof. E.V. Ramakrishnan
  During the 1960s, Malayalam literature went through a major shift in sensibility. In reinventing itself from a new perspective, the Malayalam novel moved away from the ideological baggage of the earlier romantic-progressive phase. The realistic mode that had held sway over the narratives of…
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P. Sachidanandan, who writes under the pseudonym Anand, is one of the most influential writers and public intellectuals in Malayalam. He is representative of a generation of writers who burst on the Malayalam literary scene in the 1960s and 70s and changed the style and tone of fiction in the…
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One of the most important front organizations of the Communist Party of India created for specific professional groups was, the All-India Progressive Writers’ Association (AIPWA). The Progressives were attempting to analyze literature socially and introduce scientific rationalism. They were trying…
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Ipshita Chanda
An overview of its history   Etymology The charit is a type of narrative found in a number of languages existing in pre-modern India, and still survives as a text-name in some of the modern languages formed from them. Generally, the charit is the narrative of a character’s life and/or exploits, but…
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