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K. Ayyappa Panicker
Dr. K. Ayyappa Paniker, sometimes spelt "Ayyappa Panicker" (12 September 1930 – 23 August 2006), was an influential Malayalam
Malayalam
poet, literary critic, and an academic and a scholar in modern and post-modern literary theories as well as ancient Indian aesthetics and literary traditions. He was one of the pioneers of modernism in Malayalam
Malayalam
poetry, where his seminal works like Kurukshethram (1960), considered a turning point in Malayalam
Malayalam
poetry,[1] Ayyappapanikkarude Krithikal and Chintha and several essays were an important influence on the playwrights of his generation.[2][3] In an academic career which ran in consonance with his literary one, and spanned four decades, he taught in various colleges and universities before retiring as the Director, Institute of English, University of Kerala
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Yale
Yale University
Yale University
is an American private Ivy League
Ivy League
research university in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701, it is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States
United States
and one of the nine Colonial Colleges
Colonial Colleges
chartered before the American Revolution.[6] Chartered by Connecticut
Connecticut
Colony, the "Collegiate School" was established by clergy in Saybrook Colony
Saybrook Colony
to educate Congregational ministers. It moved to New Haven
New Haven
in 1716 and shortly after was renamed Yale College
Yale College
in recognition of a gift from British East India Company governor Elihu Yale
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Allen Ginsberg
Irwin Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg
(/ˈɡɪnzbɜːrɡ/; June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet, philosopher, and writer. He is considered to be one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation during the 1950s and the counterculture that soon followed. He vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism and sexual repression and was known as embodying various aspects of this counterculture, such as his views on drugs, hostility to bureaucracy and openness to Eastern religions.[1] He was one of many influential American writers of his time known as the Beat Generation, which included famous writers such as Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac
and William S
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Robert Lowell
Robert Traill Spence Lowell IV (/ˈloʊəl/; March 1, 1917 – September 12, 1977) was an American poet. He was born into a Boston Brahmin family that could trace its origins back to the Mayflower. His family, past and present, were important subjects in his poetry. Growing up in Boston
Boston
also informed his poems, which were frequently set in Boston
Boston
and the New England region.[1] The literary scholar Paula Hayes believes that Lowell mythologized New England, particularly in his early work.[2] Lowell stated, "The poets who most directly influenced me ... were Allen Tate, Elizabeth Bishop, and William Carlos Williams. An unlikely combination! ..
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Harvard University
Harvard University
Harvard University
is a private Ivy League
Ivy League
research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Established in 1636 and named for clergyman John Harvard (its first benefactor), its history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the world's most prestigious universities.[8] Harvard is the United States' oldest institution of higher learning,[9] and the Harvard Corporation
Harvard Corporation
(formally, the President and Fellows of Harvard College) is its first chartered corporation. Although never formally affiliated with any denomination, the early College primarily trained Congregational and Unitarian clergy. Its curriculum and student body were gradually secularized during the 18th century, and by the 19th century, Harvard had emerged as the central cultural establishment among Boston elites.[10][11] Following the American Civil War, President Charles W
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CMS College
The CMS College (CMS College Kottayam) is one of the first Western-style college in India. CMS College Kottayam is also the first college in India. It was founded by the Church Missionary Society of England, in 1817 when no institution existed in what was then the princely state of Travancore to teach English. The first college in the princely state of Travancore, however, was Scott Christian College Nagercoil. says: The college has its origins in a village-church school founded in 1809 at Mylaudy by the Revd William Tobias Ringeltaube, the pioneering missionary of the London Missionary Society in South Travancore. This Central School or Seminary was shifted to Nagercoil in 1818 by the Revd Charles Mead. The Revd Dr James Duthie took charge of the Seminary in 1860, and played a vital role in raising it to a College. The College was patronised by the Resident Monroe
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Kottayam
kottayammunicipality.in kottayam.nic.in Kottayam
Kottayam
is a city in the Indian state of Kerala
Kerala
covering an area of 57.40 square kilometres (22.16 sq mi). It is the administrative capital of Kottayam district
Kottayam district
and is located in south-west Kerala.This place is also known as "Aksharanagri".[1] UA population of 357,302 according to the 2011 census[update].[2] It is 146 km North of Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram
capital the city of state of Kerala
Kerala
. Kottayam
Kottayam
was also known as ‘Cotym’ and ‘Cottayam’ during the British Raj. It was one of the main centres of literature and hence was called Akshara Nagari or Land of Letters
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Mahatma Gandhi College
Mahatma (/məˈhɑːtmə, -ˈhæt-/) is Sanskrit for "Great Soul" (महात्मा mahātmā: महा mahā (great) + आत्मं or आत्मन ātman [soul]). It is similar in usage to the modern English term saint.[1] This epithet is commonly applied to prominent people like Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), Munshiram (later Swami Shraddhananda, 1856–1926), Lalon Shah (1772–1890), Ayyankali (1863-1941) and Jyotirao Phule (1827–1890)
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James Dickey
James Lafayette Dickey (February 2, 1923 – January 19, 1997) was an American poet and novelist.[1] He was appointed the eighteenth United States Poet Laureate in 1966.[2] He also received the Order of the South award. Dickey was also a novelist, known for Deliverance
Deliverance
(1970) which was adapted into an acclaimed film of the same name.Contents1 Biography1.1 Early years 1.2 Career 1.3 Personal life2 Death 3 Works3.1 Novels 3.2 Poems 3.3 Illustrated prose 3.4 Non-Fiction4 Filmography 5 References 6 External linksBiography[edit] Early years[edit] James Dickey
James Dickey
was born to lawyer Eugene Dickey and Maibelle Swift in Atlanta, Georgia, where he attended North Fulton High School in Atlanta's Buckhead
Buckhead
neighborhood. After graduation from North Fulton High in 1941, Dickey completed a postgraduate year at Darlington School in Rome, Georgia
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John Hollander
John Hollander
John Hollander
(October 28, 1929 – August 17, 2013) was an American poet and literary critic.[1] At the time of his death, he was Sterling Professor Emeritus of English at Yale University, having previously taught at Connecticut College, Hunter College, and the Graduate Center, CUNY.Contents1 Life 2 Poetic career 3 Awards and honors 4 Works 5 References 6 External linksLife[edit] Hollander was born in Manhattan, to Muriel (Kornfeld) and Franklin Hollander,[2] Jewish immigrant parents. He attended the Bronx High School of Science[3] and then Columbia College of Columbia University, where he studied under Mark Van Doren
Mark Van Doren
and Lionel Trilling, and overlapped with Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg
(Hollander's poetic mentor),[4] Jason Epstein, Richard Howard, Robert Gottlieb, Roone Arledge, Max Frankel, Louis Simpson and Steven Marcus
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Czeslaw Milosz
Czesław Miłosz
Czesław Miłosz
([ˈt͡ʂɛswaf ˈmiwɔʂ] ( listen); 30 June 1911 – 14 August 2004) was a Polish[1][2] poet, prose writer, translator and diplomat. His World War II-era sequence The World is a collection of twenty "naïve" poems. Following the war, he served as Polish cultural attaché in Paris
Paris
and Washington, D.C., then in 1951 defected to the West. His nonfiction book The Captive Mind (1953) became a classic of anti-Stalinism. From 1961 to 1998 he was a professor of Slavic Languages
Slavic Languages
and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley. He became a U.S. citizen in 1970.[3] In 1978 he was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, and in 1980 the Nobel Prize in Literature
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Padma Shri
Padma Shri
Padma Shri
(also Padma Shree) is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan
Padma Vibhushan
and the Padma Bhushan. Awarded by the Government of India, it is announced every year on India's Republic Day.[2]Contents1 History 2 Awards by decade 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] Padma Awards were instituted in 1954 to be awarded to citizens of India
India
in recognition of their distinguished contribution in various spheres of activity including the Arts, Education, Industry, Literature, Science, Sports, Medicine, Social Service
Social Service
and Public Affairs
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List Of Sahitya Akademi Award Winners For Malayalam
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
is given each year, since 1955, by Sahitya Akademi (India's National Academy of Letters), to Indian writers for their outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the 24 major Indian languages. The list of Malayalam
Malayalam
language writers who have won the award is given below.[1][2] Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
winners and their works in Malayalam[edit]Year Author Book Book category Image1955 R. Narayana Panikkar Bhasha Sahitya Charitram History of Literature1956 I. C. Chacko, Illiparambil Paniniya Pradyotam Commentary1957 Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai Chemmeen Novel1958 K. P. Kesava Menon Kazhinja Kaalam Autobiography1960 Uroob
Uroob
(P. C. Kuttikrishnan) Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum Novel1963 G. Sankara Kurup Viswadarsanam Poetry1964 P. Kesava Dev Ayalkkar Novel1965 N. Balamani Amma Muthassi Poetry1966 K. M
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K. P. Kesava Menon
Kizhakke Potta Kesava Menon (1 September 1886 – 9 November 1978) was a patriot, idealist and Indian independence activist.[1] He was born in Tharoor village of Palakkad
Palakkad
as the grandson of the Maharajah of Palghat and as the son of Bhiman Achan. He graduated in Arts from Madras University
Madras University
and Bar-at-law from Middle Temple. Menon was the founder of Mathrubhumi, a popular daily newspaper which earned the second place in circulation in Kerala. Contents1 Marriage 2 Political life 3 Mathrubhumi 4 ReferencesMarriage[edit] Kesava Menon married Akathethara Manikyamelidam Laxmi Nethyaramma (daughter of the then Maharajah of Palghat). Palakkatsseri Valiyaraja Manikyamelidam Shekhari Varma (the former Maharajah of Palghat) was the second of his five children (Since the first and second Rajas are residing outside India, it was the third Raja, KK Itti Pangi Achan who performed the religious duties on their behalf)
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Sahitya Akademi Award
The Sahitya Akademi
Sahitya Akademi
Award is a literary honor in India, which the Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, annually confers on writers of the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the major Indian languages (24 languages,[1] including the 22 listed in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution, along with English and Rajasthani) recognised by the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.[2] Established in 1954, the award comprises a plaque and a cash prize of 100000₹ rupees.[3] The award's purpose is to recognize and promote excellence in Indian writing and also acknowledge new trends. The annual process of selecting awardees runs for the preceding twelve months. The plaque awarded by the Sahitya Akademi
Sahitya Akademi
was designed by the Indian film-maker Satyajit Ray.[4] Prior to this, the plaque occasionally was made of marble, but this practice was discontinued because of the excessive weight
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Gangadhar Meher
Swabhaba kabi Gangadhar Meher (Odia: ସ୍ୱଭାବକବି ଗଙ୍ଗାଧର ମେହେର) was a renowned Odia poet of the 19th century, famously known as Swabhab Kavi. Though poor in wealth and education, he remained one of the most prolific and original contributor to Odia literature.[2]Contents1 Childhood 2 Career 3 Literary career 4 Gangadhar Meher University 5 ReferencesChildhood[edit] Gangadhar was born in 1862 on the full moon day of Shravan at Barpali of present-day Bargarh district of Odisha. Chaitanya Meher was working as a village Vaidya (Ayurvedic doctor) besides his family profession of weaving. But as he could not maintain his family with the income of these works, he opened a village school and began to teach a few children
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