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Ottupulackal Velukkuty Vijayan (2 July 1930 – 30 March 2005), commonly known as O. V. Vijayan, was an Indian author and cartoonist, who was an important figure in modern Malayalam language
Malayalam language
literature. Best known for his first novel Khasakkinte Itihasam (1969), Vijayan was the author of six novels, nine short-story collections, and nine collections of essays, memoirs and reflections. Born in Palakkad
Palakkad
in 1930, Vijayan graduated from Victoria College in Palakkad
Palakkad
and obtained a master's degree in English literature from Presidency College, Madras. He wrote his first short story, "Tell Father Gonsalves", in 1953. Khasakkinte Itihasam (The Legends of Khasak), Vijayan's first novel, appeared in 1969.[1] It set off a great literary revolution and cleaved the history of Malayalam fiction into pre-Khasak and post-Khasak. While Khasakkinte Itihasam continues to be his best-known work as an angry young man, his later works, Gurusagaram (The Infinity of Grace), Pravachakante Vazhi (The Path of the Prophet) and Thalamurakal (Generations) bespeak a mature transcendentalist. Vijayan authored many volumes of short stories, which range from the comic to the philosophical and show a diversity of situations, tones and styles. Vijayan translated most of his own works from Malayalam to English. He was also an editorial cartoonist and political observer and worked for news publications including The Statesman
The Statesman
and The Hindu.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Literary career

2.1 Khasakkinte Itihasam and Dharmapuranam 2.2 Later novels 2.3 Other literary works

3 Cartoons 4 Final years and death 5 O. V. Vijayan
O. V. Vijayan
Literary Award 6 Bibliography

6.1 Novels 6.2 Short stories 6.3 Collection of essays 6.4 Cartoons 6.5 Translations into English 6.6 Translations into French

7 Awards 8 References 9 External links

Early life[edit] O. V. Vijayan
O. V. Vijayan
was born on 2 July 1930 at Vilayanchaathanoor village in Palakkad
Palakkad
district in Kerala.[2] Born premature in the seventh month, Vijayan was sickly from childhood and spent most of his time confined to his room. His father O. Velukkutty was an officer in Malabar Special
Special
Police of the erstwhile Madras Province
Madras Province
in British India.[3] His youngest sister O. V. Usha
O. V. Usha
is a Malayalam poet.[4] As a child, Vijayan was largely homeschooled. Formal schooling began at the age of twelve, when he joined Raja's High School, Kottakkal
Kottakkal
in Malabar, directly into sixth grade. The informal education arranged by his father during his absentee years was sufficient to keep him at par with his peers. The following year, Velukkutty was transferred and Vijayan joined the school at Koduvayur in Palakkad. He graduated from Victoria College in Palakkad
Palakkad
and obtained a master's degree in English literature from Presidency College.[5] Vijayan taught for some time at Malabar Christian College, Kozhikode, and Victoria College before opting for journalism.

O.V. Vijayan in his youth

Literary career[edit] Khasakkinte Itihasam and Dharmapuranam[edit] Khasakkinte Itihasam (The Legends of Khasak), Vijayan's first novel, appeared in 1969 and took twelve years' writing and rewriting to reach its final form. It set off a great literary revolution and cleaved the history of Malayalam fiction into pre-Khasak and post-Khasak eras. The former era was romantic and formal; the latter is modernist, post-modernist and post-post-modernist, with tremendous experimentation in style and content. It was serialised first and appeared in book form later. The novel is about Ravi, a teacher in an informal education centre in Khasak, and his existential crises.[6] The central character is a great visionary in astrophysics who completed his post graduate programme in Physics from a famous college at Tambaram. The novel ends when Ravi begins his journey to some other realms of existence.[7] The existential puzzle of man as to why he should exist is thoroughly explored in this novel. It was a kind of stepping stone for the writer himself to that world and marked the arrival of a truly visionary writer. Dharmapuranam (The Saga of Dharmapuri, 1985)[8] is outwardly a great political satire where the author knows no restraint in lampooning political establishments. The language, the setting, and the characters are intended to create as great as possible abhorrence towards the tools and means of governance. The central character is Sidhartha, modelled after the illustrious predecessor of the same name, who lends a supernatural enlightenment to those who are attracted by his enchanting personality. Beyond the apparent level of political meaning the novel keeps in store spiritual and environmental levels of meaning also. The novel was to be serialised in Malayalanadu from July 1975; it was advertised too but the Emergency declared on 25 June that year intervened. Neither the writer nor the editor was eager to be a martyr. The novel appeared only in 1977, after the lifting of the Emergency. What was originally a dark prophecy now appeared to be a report of what had happened. This novel also met with disapprobation from the allies of the state in different garbs; no publisher would dare touch it as the memories of the dark days of the Emergency were still fresh and they were afraid too of the possible public disapproval of its sexual-scatological language and imagery. It found a publisher only in 1985 when the tempers and fears had cooled a little. Its English translation, done by Vijayan himself and published by Penguin Books
Penguin Books
in 1987, created a storm anew on a national scale. David Selbourne, writing in The Times Literary Supplement, referred to it as "...dangerous stuff and cut close to the bone", while Khushwant Singh remarked: "Not the kind of novel you forget in a hurry." Vijayan himself described it as a cleansing act that he had no desire to repeat. Later novels[edit] The third novel, Gurusagaram (The Infinity of Grace, 1987) differs in language, vision and characterisation from the earlier works. It is on the immanence of Guru in the life of the seeker. Guru is everywhere and is manifested in everybody. The seeker partakes of the grace of the Guru as he happens for him unawares and unconditional. The central character is a journalist from Kerala, working in Delhi, going on an assignment to report the Indo-Pak war of 1971. He undergoes an excruciating experience both spiritually and physically to learn how to annihilate all forms of ego. Gurusagaram fetched him the Vayalar Award, the central Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
and the Kerala
Kerala
Sahithya Academy Award in 1991. Madhuram Gayathi (1990) has been termed as "a fantastic allegory fusing mythology, spirituality and ecology". It is an allegorical fable of the post-Holocaust world with its lovelessness and disharmony. Pravachakante Vazhi (The Path of the Prophet; 1992) emphasises the vision that intuition is perennial and it is one and the same always. This oneness of the revelation makes the ways of all prophets the same. This great education in spirituality is got in those barbarous days of Delhi
Delhi
when the Sikhs were maniacally hunted after and mercilessly butchered following the murder of Indira Gandhi. Vijayan's last novel Thalamurakal (Generations; 1997) is autobiographical to a great extent. It is historical to a still greater extent. Beyond autobiography and history, the novel is a journey down the collective experiences of a family in search of an awareness about oneself and his clan. This search is of great importance when the collective experiences of the subculture are very bitter and the individual sense of the clan identity is much superior. The novel is a narration of four generations in Ponmudi family in Palakkad, Kerala.[9] Other literary works[edit] He wrote his first short story, "Tell Father Gonsalves", in 1953. He wrote many volumes of short stories, the first volume of which was published in 1957 – Three Wars. The stories, which range from the comic to the philosophical, show an astonishing diversity of situations, tones and styles. O. V. Vijayan's best known collection in English is After the Hanging and Other Stories which contains several jewel-like masterpieces, in particular the title story about a poor, semi-literate peasant going to the jail to receive the body of his son who has been hanged; The Wart and The Foetus about the trauma of the fascist Emergency; the transcendental The Airport, The Little Ones, and several others. He also wrote many essays, and also published one book of cartoons- Ithiri Neramboke, Ithiri Darshanam (A Little Pastime, A little Vision) – 1990. An incisive writer in English as well, Vijayan translated most of his own works from Malayalam to English. Selected works have been published by Penguin India. His own translations of his stories into English – After Hanging and Other Stories and Selected Stories and the novels, The Saga of Dharmapuri, The Legend of Khasak and The Infinity of Grace – have had a pan-Indian appeal, though fellow-writers like N. S. Madhavan
N. S. Madhavan
have been openly critical of the freedoms he took with his own works as well as his English style and would have them translated again. Cartoons[edit] Vijayan left his home state in 1958 to pursue his career as a cartoonist in Delhi. Joining the famous Shankar's Weekly, Delhi, as a cartoonist and writer of political satire, he moved to Patriot as a staff cartoonist in 1963.[10] Vijayan was also an editorial cartoonist and political observer in various news publications – The Statesman and The Hindu
The Hindu
– and later turned freelancer.[11] His cartoons also appeared in publications such as Far Eastern Economic Review
Far Eastern Economic Review
and The New York Times. Philosophy and politics merged in his cartoons, just as revolution and spirituality coalesced in his writings. His searing comment on Indira Gandhi's Emergency rule and about her return to power in 1980 would remain high points in the history of Indian cartooning. Final years and death[edit] Vijayan struggled with Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's Disease
for 20 years and finally succumbed to organ failure in a Hyderabad hospital on 30 March 2005 at age of 75.[5] His dead body was taken to Kerala
Kerala
by special flight and was cremated with full state honours at Ivor Madom crematorium in Pambadi, Thrissur
Thrissur
near Thiruvilwamala
Thiruvilwamala
on the banks of the Bharathapuzha.[12] His wife Dr. Teresa Vijayan, died a year after his death. Vijayan is survived by his only child Madhu, who lives in Los Angeles, CA. O. V. Vijayan
O. V. Vijayan
Literary Award[edit] Main article: O. V. Vijayan
O. V. Vijayan
Sahitya Puraskaram The O. V. Vijayan Sahitya Puraskaram ( O. V. Vijayan
O. V. Vijayan
Literary Award) was instituted by the Naveena Samskarika Kala Kendram, Hyderabad, in 2011, in memory of Vijayan who had spent his last days in Secunderabad. The award consists of a cash component of ₹50,001, a memento by Kanayi Kunhiraman, and a citation. The award is given to the best book of a writer during the year.[13] Sarah Joseph, Zacharia, Vijayalakshmi, B Rajeevan and Ushakumari PA are the winners of 2011, 2012, 2013,2014 and 2015 respectively. Bibliography[edit] Novels[edit]

Khasakkinte Itihasam (The Legends of Khasak, 1969) Dharmapuranam (The Saga of Dharmapuri, 1985) Gurusagaram (The Infinity of Grace, 1987) – 1987 Madhuram Gayathi, 1990 Pravachakante Vazhi (The Path of the Prophet, 1992) Thalamurakal (Generations, 1997)

Short stories[edit]

Short Stories of Vijayan (1978) Oru Neenda Rathriyude Ormakkayi (1979) Asanthi (1985) Balabodhini (1985) Kadaltheerathu (1988) Kattu Paranja Katha (1989) Poothaprabandham and Other Stories (1993) Kure Kathabeejangal (1995) O. V. Vijayante Kathakal (2000) Arakshithavastha (2007)

Collection of essays[edit]

Khoshayathrayil Thaniye (1987) Oru Sindoora Pottinte Orma (1987) Sandehiyude Samvadam (1988) Vargasamaram Swathwam (1988) Kurippukal (1988) Ithihasathinte Ithihasam (1989) Haindavanum Athihaindavanum (1998) Andhanum Akalangal Kaanunnavanum (2001) Satire Ente Charithranewshana Pareekshakal (1987)

Cartoons[edit]

Ithiri Neramboke, Ithiri Darsanam (ഇത്തിരി നേരമ്പോക്ക്, ഇത്തിരി ദര്ശനം; 1990) Memoirs: A Cartoonist
Cartoonist
Remembers, Rupa & Co. (2002) Cartoon: Tragic Idiom ~ O.V. Vijayan's Cartoons & Notes on India, Edited by Sundar Ramanathaiyer and Nancy Hudson-Rodd, DC Books, (2006)

Translations into English[edit]

After the Hanging and other stories The Saga of Dharmapuri The Legends of Khasak Infinity of Grace O. V. Vijayan: Selected Fiction

Translations into French[edit]

O.V. Vijayan: Les Légendes de Khasak, translated from Malayalam by Dominique Vitalyos, pub. Fayard, 2004 O.V. Vijayan: L'Aéroport, transl. from Malayalam by Dominique Vitalyos, Revue Europe, nov-dec. 2002, pp. 236–241 O.V. Vijayan: Les Rochers, translated from English by Valérie Blavignac, Revue Europe avril 2001, pp. 132-138.

Awards[edit]

1970– Odakkuzhal Award for Khasakkinte Itihasam 1990– Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Gurusagaram 1990– Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Gurusagaram 1991– Vayalar Award for Gurusagaram 1992– Muttathu Varkey Award 2001– Ezhuthachan Award 2003– Padma Bhushan[14] 2004– Mathrubhumi Literary Award

References[edit]

^ "Njattupura recreates Thasrak magic". March 22, 2015. Retrieved July 23, 2017.  ^ " O. V. Vijayan
O. V. Vijayan
- Indian Cartoonist
Cartoonist
and Writer". Encyclopedia Brittannica. UK: Brittannica. 2017. Retrieved July 23, 2017.  ^ "VIJAYAN O V Palakkad". DC Books online. 2017-07-23. Retrieved 2017-07-23.  ^ Ajith Kumar, J. (24 November 2002). "A passion for the unknown". The Hindu. Retrieved 2 February 2014.  ^ a b "Vijayan O V". dcbooks. Retrieved 16 May 2013.  ^ "Khasakkinte Ithihasam". 2017-07-23. Retrieved 2017-07-23.  ^ Nalini Natarajan; Emmanuel Sampath Nelson (1996). Handbook of Twentieth-century Literatures of India. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 195–. ISBN 978-0-313-28778-7.  ^ "Dharmapuranam". 2017-07-23. Retrieved 2017-07-23.  ^ The Great Malabar Novel- Review ^ "Key Indian writer OV Vijayan dies". March 30, 2005. Retrieved 2017-07-23.  ^ The lion in winter The Rediff Interview/O V Vijayan ^ A. Sikri (10 March 2006). "Sh. Madhu Vijayan And Anr. vs Sh. S.G. Ravishankar on 10 March, 2006". indiankanoon.org. Retrieved 14 January 2017.  ^ "A thinker who was far ahead of his time". The Hans India. 12 November 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2013.  ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 

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A Tribute to Vijayan by Sunil K Poolani Vijayan interview BBC obituary DC Books A memoir Excerpt from the Legends of Khasak Memories of O. V. Vijayan List of Works and Reviews Feature published in his 6th death anniversary "Katalog". Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg. 2015. Retrieved May 7, 2015. 

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Cartoonists from Kerala

Abu Abraham Ajit Ninan G. Aravindan B. M. Gafoor Gopikrishnan S. Jithesh Kutty Madhu Omalloor Malayattoor Ramakrishnan P. K. Manthri Ravi Shankar K. Shankar Pillai Sukumar Toms E. P. Unny O. V. Vijayan Yesudasan

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Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
award recipients (2000–09)

2000

V. K. Aatre Anil Agarwal Ram Narain Agarwal Sharan Rani Backliwal Swami Kalyandev Veerendra Heggade Pavaguda V. Indiresan Wahiduddin Khan B. B. Lal Raghunath Anant Mashelkar H. Y. Sharada Prasad Rajinikanth Begum Aizaz Rasul Radha Reddy Raja Reddy Pakkiriswamy Chandra Sekharan Karamshi Jethabhai Somaiya S. Srinivasan Ratan Tata Harbans Singh Wasir

2001

Dev Anand Viswanathan Anand Amitabh Bachchan Rahul Bajaj B. R. Barwale Balasaheb Bharde Boyi Bhimanna Swadesh Chatterjee Baldev Raj Chopra Ashok Desai K. M. George Bhupen Hazarika Lalgudi Jayaraman Yamini Krishnamurthy Shiv K. Kumar Raghunath Mohapatra Arun Netravali Mohan Singh Oberoi Rajendra K. Pachauri Abdul Karim Parekh Amrita Patel Pran Aroon Purie B. V. Raju Bhanumathi Ramakrishna Sundaram Ramakrishnan Chitranjan Singh Ranawat Palle Rama Rao Raj Reddy Kum Uma Sharma L. Subramaniam Naresh Trehan

2002

Gary Ackerman H. P. S. Ahluwalia Prabha Atre Sushantha Kumar Bhattacharyya Chandu Borde Eugene Chelyshev Pravinchandra Varjivan Gandhi Shobha Gurtu Henning Holck-Larsen Zakir Hussain B. K. S. Iyengar Faquir Chand Kohli V. C. Kulandaiswamy Gury Marchuk Jagat Singh Mehta Ismail Merchant Mario Miranda Frank Pallone Ramanujam Varatharaja Perumal Natesan Rangabashyam Maharaja Krishna Rasgotra Habib Tanvir Kottayan Katankot Venugopal Nirmal Verma K. J. Yesudas

2003

Teejan Bai Ammannur Madhava Chakyar Prabhu Chawla Herbert Fischer Jamshyd Godrej Coluthur Gopalan K. Parasaran B. Rajam Iyer Shri Krishna Joshi Madurai Narayanan Krishnan Rajinder Kumar Ramesh Kumar Purshotam Lal Sitakant Mahapatra Bagicha Singh Minhas Subhash Mukhopadhyay P. S. Narayanaswamy Arcot Ramachandran Trichur V. Ramachandran Kantilal Hastimal Sancheti T. V. Sankaranarayanan Naseeruddin Shah T. V. R. Shenoy Jagjit Singh Ram Badan Singh Hari Shankar Singhania Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman Narayanan Srinivasan Padma Subrahmanyam Swapna Sundari O. V. Vijayan Herbert Alexandrovich Yefremov

2004

Thoppil Varghese Antony Soumitra Chatterjee Chandrashekhar Shankar Dharmadhikari Gulzar Sardara Singh Johl M. V. Kamath Komal Kothari Yoshirō Mori Gopi Chand Narang Govindarajan Padmanaban Poornima Arvind Pakvasa Vishnu Prabhakar N. Rajam C. H. Hanumantha Rao Thiruvengadam Lakshman Sankar T. N. Seshagopalan Bijoy Nandan Shahi Krishna Srinivas Alarmel Valli

2005

Sardar Anjum Andre Beteille Chandi Prasad Bhatt Tumkur Ramaiya Satish Chandran Mrinal Datta Chaudhuri Yash Chopra Manna Dey Irfan Habib Yusuf Hamied Qurratulain Hyder Tarlochan Singh Kler Anil Kohli Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Mrinal Miri Hari Mohan Brijmohan Lall Munjal M. T. Vasudevan Nair Azim Premji Balraj Puri Syed Mir Qasim A. Ramachandran G. V. Iyer Ramakrishna V. S. Ramamurthy K.I.Varaprasad Reddy K. Srinath Reddy Girish Chandra Saxena Narasimhiah Seshagiri Mark Tully

2006

Jaiveer Agarwal P. S. Appu Shashi Bhushan Ganga Prasad Birla Grigory Bongard-Levin Lokesh Chandra Chiranjeevi Dinesh Nandini Dalmia Tarun Das Madhav Gadgil A. K. Hangal Devaki Jain Kamleshwar Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan Sabri Khan Ghulam Mustafa Khan Shanno Khurana Gunter Kruger P. Leela K. P. P. Nambiar Nandan Nilekani Sai Paranjpye Deepak Parekh M. V. Pylee Subramaniam Ramadorai N. S. Ramaswamy Pavani Parameswara Rao Ramakanta Rath V. Shanta Hira Lall Sibal Billy Arjan Singh Jasjit Singh Vijaypat Singhania K. G. Subramanyan K. K. Talwar Vijay Shankar Vyas Dušan Zbavitel

2007

Javed Akhtar Gabriel Chiramel Ela Gandhi Saroj Ghose V. Mohini Giri Somnath Hore Jamshed Jiji Irani Gurcharan Singh Kalkat N. Mahalingam Prithipal Singh Maini Tyeb Mehta Rajan and Sajan Mishra Rajan and Sajan Mishra Sunil Mittal Ramankutty Nair Gopaldas Neeraj Indra Nooyi Kavalam Narayana Panicker Bhikhu Parekh Syed Mohammad Sharfuddin Quadri Vilayanur S. Ramachandran Tapan Raychaudhuri S. H. Raza Jeffrey Sachs Chandra Prasad Saikia L. Z. Sailo Shiv Kumar Sarin Shriram Sharma Manju Sharma T. N. Srinivasan Osamu Suzuki K. T. Thomas

2008

Mian Bashir Ahmed Kaushik Basu Shayama Chona Jagjit Singh
Jagjit Singh
Chopra Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar Chandrashekhar Dasgupta Asis Datta Meghnad Desai Padma Desai Sukh Dev Nirmal Kumar Ganguly B. N. Goswamy Vasant Gowarikar Baba Kalyani K. V. Kamath Inderjit Kaur Ravindra Kelekar Asad Ali Khan Dominique Lapierre D. R. Mehta Shiv Nadar Suresh Kumar Neotia T. K. Oommen K. Padmanabhaiah Vikram Pandit V. Ramachandran Sushil Kumar Saxena Amarnath Sehgal Jasdev Singh Sri Lal Sukla P. Susheela S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan Yuli Vorontsov Sunita Williams Ji Xianlin

2009

Isher Judge Ahluwalia Inderjit Kaur Barthakur Shamshad Begum Abhinav Bindra Shanta Dhananjayan V. P. Dhananjayan Ramachandra Guha Shekhar Gupta Khalid Hameed Minoru Hara Jayakanthan Thomas Kailath Sarvagya Singh Katiyar G. Krishna R. C. Mehta A. Sreedhara Menon S. K. Misra A. M. Naik Satish Nambiar Kunwar Narayan Nagnath Naikwadi Kirit Parikh Sam Pitroda C. K. Prahalad Gurdip Singh Randhawa Brijendra Kumar Rao Bhakta B. Rath C. S. Seshadri V. Ganapati Sthapati Devendra Triguna Sarojini Varadappan

# Posthumous conferral

1954–1959 1960–1969 1970–1979 1980–1989 1990–1999 2000–2009 2010–2019

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Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Malayalam language

1955-1975

R. Narayana Panikkar (1955) Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
(1957) K. P. Kesava Menon
K. P. Kesava Menon
(1958) Uroob
Uroob
(1960) G. Sankara Kurup
G. Sankara Kurup
(1963) P. Kesavadev
P. Kesavadev
(1964) Balamani Amma
Balamani Amma
(1965) Kuttikrishna Marar
Kuttikrishna Marar
(1966) P. Kunhiraman Nair
P. Kunhiraman Nair
(1967) Edasseri Govindan Nair
Edasseri Govindan Nair
(1969) M. T. Vasudevan Nair (1970) Vyloppilli Sreedhara Menon
Vyloppilli Sreedhara Menon
(1971) S. K. Pottekkatt
S. K. Pottekkatt
(1972) Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri
Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri
(1973) Vennikkulam Gopala Kurup
Vennikkulam Gopala Kurup
(1974) O. N. V. Kurup
O. N. V. Kurup
(1975)

1976-2000

Cherukad
Cherukad
(1976) Lalithambika Antharjanam
Lalithambika Antharjanam
(1977) Sugathakumari
Sugathakumari
(1978) N. V. Krishna Warrier
N. V. Krishna Warrier
(1979) Punathil Kunjabdulla
Punathil Kunjabdulla
(1980) Vilasini (1981) V. K. N.
V. K. N.
(1982) S. Guptan Nair
S. Guptan Nair
(1983) Ayyappa Paniker
Ayyappa Paniker
(1984) Sukumar Azhikode
Sukumar Azhikode
(1985) M. Leelavathy
M. Leelavathy
(1986) N. Krishna Pillai
N. Krishna Pillai
(1987) C. Radhakrishnan
C. Radhakrishnan
(1988) Olappamanna
Olappamanna
(1989) O. V. Vijayan
O. V. Vijayan
(1990) M. P. Sankunni Nair
M. P. Sankunni Nair
(1991) M. Mukundan
M. Mukundan
(1992) N. P. Mohammed
N. P. Mohammed
(1993) Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri
Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri
(1994) Thikkodiyan
Thikkodiyan
(1995) T. Padmanabhan
T. Padmanabhan
(1996) Anand (1997) Kovilan
Kovilan
(1998) C. V. Sreeraman
C. V. Sreeraman
(1999) R. Ramachandran
R. Ramachandran
(2000)

2001-present

Attoor Ravi Varma
Attoor Ravi Varma
(2001) K. G. Sankara Pillai
K. G. Sankara Pillai
(2002) Sara Joseph (2003) Zacharia (2004) Kakkanadan
Kakkanadan
(2005) M. Sukumaran
M. Sukumaran
(2006) Sethu (2007) K. P. Appan
K. P. Appan
(2008) U. A. Khader
U. A. Khader
(2009) M. P. Veerendra Kumar
M. P. Veerendra Kumar
(2010) M. K. Sanu
M. K. Sanu
(2011) K. Satchidanandan
K. Satchidanandan
(2012) M. N. Paloor
M. N. Paloor
(2013) Subhash Chandran
Subhash Chandran
(2014) K. R. Meera
K. R. Meera
(2015) Prabha Varma
Prabha Varma
(2016)

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Recipients of Ezhuthachan Puraskaram

Sooranad Kunjan Pillai
Sooranad Kunjan Pillai
(1993) Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
(1994) Balamani Amma
Balamani Amma
(1995) K. M. George (1996) Ponkunnam Varkey (1997) M. P. Appan
M. P. Appan
(1998) K. P. Narayana Pisharody (1999) Pala Narayanan Nair (2000) O. V. Vijayan
O. V. Vijayan
(2001) Kamala Surayya
Kamala Surayya
(2002) T. Padmanabhan
T. Padmanabhan
(2003) Sukumar Azhikode
Sukumar Azhikode
(2004) S. Guptan Nair
S. Guptan Nair
(2005) Kovilan
Kovilan
(2006) O. N. V. Kurup
O. N. V. Kurup
(2007) Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri
Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri
(2008) Sugathakumari
Sugathakumari
(2009) M. Leelavathy
M. Leelavathy
(2010) M. T. Vasudevan Nair (2011) Attoor Ravi Varma
Attoor Ravi Varma
(2012) M. K. Sanu
M. K. Sanu
(2013) Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri
Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri
(2014) Puthussery Ramachandran
Puthussery Ramachandran
(2015)

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Malayalam literature

Organizations

Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi

Literary Awards

Asan Smaraka Kavitha Puraskaram Edasseri Award Ezhuthachan Puraskaram Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Biography and Autobiography Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Children's Literature Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Drama Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Humour Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Literary Criticism Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Miscellaneous Works Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Novel Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Overall Contributions Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Poetry Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Scholarly Literature Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Story Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Translation Kerala
Kerala
Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Travelogue Mathrubhumi Literary Award Muttathu Varkey Award O. V. Vijayan
O. V. Vijayan
Sahitya Puraskaram Odakkuzhal Award Padmarajan
Padmarajan
Award Vallathol Award Vayalar Award

Fiction writers

Akbar Kakkattil Anand Appu Nedungadi Ashitha Ashtamoorthi K V B. M. Suhara B. Sandhya C. Radhakrishnan C. V. Balakrishnan C. V. Raman Pillai C. V. Sreeraman Chandramathi Cherukad E. Harikumar E. Vasu G. R. Indugopan George Onakkoor Gracy I. K. K. Menon John Abraham Jose Panachippuram Joy J. Kaimaparamban K. J. Baby K. L. Mohana Varma K. N. Ezhuthachan K. P. Nirmal Kumar K. P. Ramanunni K. R. Meera K. Rekha K. Surendran K.P Joseph Kalarickal Kainikkara Padmanabha Pillai Kakkanadan Kamala Surayya Kanam EJ Karazhmakaran Gopali Karur Neelakanta Pillai Khadija Mumtaz Kottayam Pushpanath Kovilan Lalithambika Antharjanam M. Mukundan M. Sukumaran M. T. Vasudevan Nair Madampu Kunjukuttan Madhupal Malayath Appunni Malayattoor Ramakrishnan Mallika Yunis Muttathu Varkey N. Mohanan N. N. Pisharody N. P. Chellappan Nair N. P. Mohammed N. S. Madhavan Nandanar Narayan O. V. Vijayan Omchery N. N. Pillai Oyyarathu Chandu Menon P. Ayyaneth P. F. Mathews P. K. Balakrishnan P. Kesavadev P. Surendran P. Valsala Padmarajan Pamman Parappurath Pattathuvila Karunakaran Paul Chirakkarode Paul Zacharia Perumbadavam Sreedharan Ponkunnam Varkey Punathil Kunjabdulla Raghunath Paleri S. K. Pottekkatt Sankar Santhosh Echikkanam Sarah Joseph Sarah Thomas Sethu Shihabuddin Poythumkadavu Sohanlal Sreekrishnapuram Krishnankutty Subhash Chandran T. P. Rajeevan T. Padmanabhan T. V. Kochubava T. V. Varkey Tatapuram Sukumaran Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai Thikkodiyan U. A. Khader U. K. Kumaran Unnikrishnan Puthur Unnikrishnan Thiruvazhiyode Uroob V. K. N. Vaikom Muhammad Basheer Vallachira Madhavan Vengayil Kunhiraman Nayanar Vilasini

Poets

A. Ayyappan A. C. Sreehari Akkitham Attoor Ravi Varma Balachandran Chullikkadu Bodheswaran Chandiroor Divakaran Changampuzha Krishna Pillai Cherusseri Namboothiri D. Vinayachandran Edappalli Raghavan Pillai Edasseri Govindan Nair G. Shankara Kurup Irayimman Thampi K. Ayyappa Panicker K. C. Kesava Pillai Kadammanitta Ramakrishnan Kattakayam Cherian Mappillai Kavitha Balakrishnan Kumaran Asan Kunchan Nambiar Kureepuzha Sreekumar Lalitha Lenin M. Govindan M. P. Appan M.S. Banesh Manoj Kuroor Mohanakrishnan Kaladi N. V. Krishna Warrier Nellikkal Muraleedharan Niranam poets O. N. V. Kurup Olappamanna
Olappamanna
Subramanian Namboothirippad P. Kunhiraman Nair P. P. Ramachandran Pala Narayanan Nair Poonthanam Namboothiri Punaloor Balan Puthussery Ramachandran S. Joseph Satchidanandan Satyan Madakkara Sugathakumari Thirunalloor Karunakaran Tholan Thunchaththu Ezhuthachan Ulloor S Parameswara Iyer Unnayi Warrier V. Madhusoodanan Nair V. M. Girija Vallathol Narayana Menon Vayalar Ramavarma Veerankutty Vennikkulam Gopala Kurup Vijayalakshmi Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri Vyloppilli Sreedhara Menon

Children's literature

Sumangala Shebaly Sippy Pallippuram

Essayists/Critics

C. S. Venkiteswaran Joseph Mundasseri K. M. Daniel K. P. Appan K. Damodaran Kesari Balakrishna Pillai Kozhikodan Kuttikrishna Marar M. K. Sanu M. Krishnan Nair (author) M. Leelavathy M. N. Vijayan M. P. Paul M.R. Chandrasekharan Narendra Prasad S. Guptan Nair S. Rajasekharan Sanjayan Sukumar Azhikode V. C. Sreejan Vijayakrishnan

Scholars and Grammarians

A. R. Raja Raja Varma Arnos Paathiri Hermann Gundert Jyesthadevan Kerala
Kerala
Varma Valiya Koil Thampuran Kottarathil Sankunni Krishna Chaithanya

Translators

Leela Devi M. K. Kumaran M. N. Sathyaardhi N. K. Damodaran Nileena Abraham

Genre

Champukkal Kilippattu Manipravalam Vadakkan Pattukal Venmani School

Novels

Aalahayude Penmakkal Aalohari Anandam Aarachaar Anal Haq Anargha Nimisham Anuragathinte Dinangal Agnisakshi Ara Nazhika Neram Arabi Ponnu Arohanam Asuravithu Avakasikal Ayussinte Pusthakam Balyakalasakhi Barsa Chemmeen Cheviyorkkuka! Anthimakahalam Delhi
Delhi
Gadhakal Ente Katha Ente Thankam Francis Itty Cora Goat Days God's Mischief Gurusagaram Indulekha Kaalam Kayar Kesavan's Lamentations Khasakkinte Itihasam Kocharethi Kundalatha Manju (novel) Manushyanu Oru Aamukham Maoist Maranathinte Nizhalil Marthandavarma Mathilukal Mayyazhippuzhayude Theerangalil Mucheettukalikkarante Makal Muthassi Naadan Premam Naalukettu Nakshathrangale Kaaval Ntuppuppakkoranendarnnu Odayil Ninnu Ormayude Arakal Oru Desathinte Katha Oru Sankeerthanam Pole Oru Theruvinte Katha Othappu Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha Pathummayude Aadu Peruvazhiyambalam Ponni Poopoloral Pravasam Premalekhanam Randamoozham Randidangazhi Rathinirvedam Sarada Shabdangal Smarakasilakal Sufi Paranja Katha Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum Thottiyude Makan Ummachu Vasanavikriti Verukal Viddikalude Swargam Visappu Yakshi Yanthram

Treatises

Aithihyamala Alphabetum grandonico-malabaricum sive samscrudonicum Kerala
Kerala
Panineeyam Malayalam Encyclopedia Nātyakalpadrumam Sarvavijnanakosam State Institute of Encyclopaedic Publications Viswasahityavijnanakosam Yuktibhāṣā

Poems

Atmopadesa Śatakam Jnanappana Omanathinkal Kidavo Puthen Pana Ramanan (play in verse) Rani (poem) Sree Bhoothanaathopakhyaanam Unnuneeli Sandesam

Assorted articles

Arabi Malayalam Chakara Malayalam grammar Malayalam poetry Mathrubhumi Yearbook Jewish copper plate Judeo-Malayalam Malayalam script Malayalam triumvirate poets Malayanma Mannan language Mappila dialect Mozhi (transliteration) Mullu Kurumba language Pandy Malayalam Romanization of Malayalam

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Padma Award winners of Kerala

Padma Vibhushan

Adoor Gopalakrishnan E. C. George Sudarshan E. Sreedharan G. Madhavan Nair John Mathai K. N. Raj K. R. Ramanathan K. Shankar Pillai Kottayan Katankot Venugopal M. S. Valiathan N. R. Pillai O. N. V. Kurup V. K. Krishna Menon V. R. Krishna Iyer Verghese Kurien K. J. Yesudas

Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
(Male)

A. C. N. Nambiar Ammannur Madhava Chakyar A. Ramachandran A. Sreedhara Menon C. P. Krishnan Nair Chembai E. C. George Sudarshan Eledath Thaikkattu Narayanan Mooss G. Madhavan Nair G. Sankara Kurup Gabriel Chiramel George Joseph (scientist) Guru Kunchu Kurup Jacob Chandy K. G. Subramanyan K. J. Yesudas K. M. George K. M. Mathew K. P. Kesava Menon K. P. P. Nambiar K. P. S. Menon (senior) K. R. Ramanathan K. Radhakrishnan K. Sankaran Nair K. Shankar Pillai K. Sukumaran K. T. Thomas (Justice) Kandathil Mammen Cherian Kavalam Narayana Panicker Kottayan Katankot Venugopal Kunhiraman Palat Candeth Kuzhur Narayana Marar M. S. Valiathan M. T. Vasudevan Nair M. V. Pylee Madavoor Vasudevan Nair Mannathu Padmanabha Pillai O. V. Vijayan P. K. Warrier Palghat Mani Iyer Pothan Joseph Prem Nazir Raghavan Thirumulpad Ramankutty Nair Satish Nambiar
Satish Nambiar
# T. J. S. George T. K. Oommen T. N. Krishnan
T. N. Krishnan
* T. V. Gopalakrishnan T. V. R. Shenoy Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai Thayil John Cherian Thomas Kailath
Thomas Kailath
# Trichur V. Ramachandran V. K. Narayana Menon Vainu Bappu
Vainu Bappu
# Vallathol Narayana Menon Verghese Kurien

Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
(Female)

Balamani Amma Lakshmi N. Menon P. Leela Tara Cherian #

Padma Shri
Padma Shri
(Male)

A. Marthanda Pillai A. Sivathanu Pillai Adoor Gopalakrishnan Ammannur Madhava Chakyar Antony Padiyara Ayyappa Paniker Azad Moopen B. Paul Thaliath B. Ravi Pillai Balachandra Menon C. G. Krishnadas Nair Cheril Krishna Menon E. Sreedharan Eledath Thaikkattu Neelakandan Mooss Eluvathingal Devassy Jemmis G. Aravindan G. Shankar G. Vijayaraghavan Gopinath Pillai J. Hareendran Nair Jayaram Jose Chacko Periappuram K. J. Yesudas K. M. George K. M. Mammen Mappillai K. P. Haridas K. P. Udayabhanu K. Raghavan K. Ravindran Nair K. Shankar Pillai Kalamandalam Gopi Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair Kalamandalam Sivan Namboodiri Kandathil Mammen Cherian Kandathil Mammen Philip Kavungal Chathunni Panicker Keezhpadam Kumaran Nair Kunhiraman Palat Candeth Kunnenkeril K. Jacob Kurian John Melamparambil Kuzhivelil Mathew Laurie Baker ! Madhavan Chandradathan (M.C.Dathan) M. A. Yousuf Ali M. G. Ramachandran
M. G. Ramachandran
# M. Krishnan Nair (doctor) M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan
# M. R. Kurup M. S. Valiathan M. Vijayan Madhu (actor) Mammen Mathew Mammootty Mani Madhava Chakyar Mathew Kalarickal Mattannoor Sankarankutty Mitraniketan Viswanathan Mohanlal N. Balakrishnan Nair N. Kesava Panikkar N. R. Madhava Menon Narayana Panicker Kochupillai Neyyattinkara Vasudevan O. N. V. Kurup P. Gopinathan P. K. Narayanan Nambiar P. K. Rajagopalan P. K. Warrier P. Parameswaran Paul Pothen Perakath Verghese Benjamin Peruvanam Kuttan Marar Philip Augustine Prem Nazir Priyadarshan Pucadyil Ittoop John Puthenpurayil Mathew Joseph R. Marthanda Varma R. K. Krishna Kumar Rajagopalan Krishnan Resul Pookutty Shaji N. Karun Sooranad Kunjan Pillai Stanley John Sunny Varkey T. K. Alex T. N. Krishnan
T. N. Krishnan
* Thayil John Cherian Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair Thilakan Thomas Kunnunkal Vaikom Muhammad Basheer Vazhenkada Kunchu Nair Vellayani Arjunan Verghese Kurien Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri

Padma Shri
Padma Shri
(Female)

Achamma Mathai Anju Bobby George Dipika Pallikal Karthik
Dipika Pallikal Karthik
# K. M. Beenamol K. S. Chithra Kalamandalam Kshemavathy Kalamandalam Satyabhama Leela Omchery Lucy Oommen M. D. Valsamma M. Leelavathy M. Subhadra Nair Mary Poonen Lukose Mary Verghese P. T. Usha Pepita Seth ! Rachel Thomas (skydiver) Shiny Abraham Shobana Sudha Varghese Sugathakumari Sukumari Thangam Philip Usha Uthup Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan
*

(*)By birth - (#)By ethnicity - (!)By domicile

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