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Changampuzha Krishna Pillai

Changampuzha Krishna Pillai (1911-48) is one of the most popular romantic poets in Malayalam literature.  <more>

Kumaran Asan

Asan (1873-1924) is a renowned Malayalam poet who has produced several note-worthy works like Chinthavishtayaya Sita  <more>

Kunchan Nambiar

Kunchan Nambiar is considered as the father of Thullal, a popular performing art of Kerala.   <more>


Madhavikutty (b. 1932) is the pen-name adopted by Kamala Das in her Malayalam writings.  <more>

M.T.Vasudevan Nair

M.T.Vasudevan Nair (b. 1933) is the famous Malayalam story writer and novelist whose important works include Nalukettu and Asuravithu.   <more>

Chandu Menon

Menon (1847-1900) is considered as one of the two pioneers of Malayalam fiction (the other being C. V. Raman Pillai). He has to his credit two novels Indulekha and Sarada.  <more>


O.V.Vijayan (b. 1931) is the pioneer of modern fiction in Malayalam, who has to his credit five novels,  <more>

Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai

Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai (b. 1912) shot to international fame with his novel Chemmeen, which has been translated in all the major Indian languages and some foreign languages.  <more>

Tunchattu Ramanuja Ezhuttachchan

The 17th century Malayalam poet Ezhuttachchan is considered as the father of modern Malayalam poetry who popularized a verse form called Kilippattu.  <more>


T.Padmanabhan (b. 1931) is a distinguished short-story writer in Malayalam, whose works have been translated into various Indian and foreign languages.  <more>

Vaikom Muhammad Basheer

Vaikom Muhammad Basheer (1908-1994) is one of the most popular literary figures of Kerala. The 'Grand Old Man of Malayalam novel, Basheer was nick-named as "Baypore Sultan".  <more>

Vallathol Narayana Menon

Vallathol Narayana Menon (1878-1958), along with Kumaran Asan and Ulloor S.  <more>   



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