SANKARAN KUTTY POTTEKKATT (14 March 1913 – 6 August 1982),
popularly known as S. K. POTTEKKATT, is a famous
* 1 Biography * 2 Literary career and travels * 3 Awards and honours
* 4 Bibliography
* 4.1 Novels * 4.2 Short stories * 4.3 Travelogues * 4.4 Poetry * 4.5 Drama * 4.6 Others
* 5 References * 6 External links
S. K. Pottekkatt
LITERARY CAREER AND TRAVELS
the Pottekkatt made his mark in literature with a few short stories
in the 1930s. His first story "Rajaneethi" was published in the
Zamorin\'s College magazine in 1928. Makane Konna Madyam (poem
published in Athmavidya Kahalam) and Hindu Muslim Maithri (story
published in Deepam) were some of his notable early works. The story
"Vydyutha Shakthi" came in the February 1934 issue of Mathrubhumi
Illustrated Weekly . Many of his early short stories were published by
the weekly. By the 40s, he had established himself as a leading writer
of fiction in Malayalam. The trip to
Pottekkatt was a writer of strong social commitmment and ideals,
possessing an individualistic vision. He was not interested in purely
symbolic or allegorical mode of writing as practised by
Pottekkatt has been translated into English, Italian, Russian, German and Czech, besides all major Indian languages. An Italian anthology of The Best Short Stories of the World published from Milan in 1971 included his "Braanthan Naaya" ("Mad Dog"). A collection of eleven of his short stories in Russian had a sensational sales of one hundred thousand copies in two weeks.
Besides his extensive travels and literary works, Pottekkatt also dabbled in politics. In 1957, he contested the parliamentary election from Tellicherry but lost by 1000 votes. In 1962, he won the parliamentary election from the same constituency with a majority of 66,000 votes against his fellow littérateur Sukumar Azhikode .
AWARDS AND HONOURS
Oru Theruvinte Katha (The Story of a Street), written based on the
story of Mittai Theruvu (S. M. Street) in Kozhikode, won the Kerala
Sahithya Academy Award . His biographical novel Oru Desattinte Katha
* 1937– Vallikadevi * 1941– Naadan Premam * 1945– Prema Shiksha * 1948– Mootupatam * 1948– Vishakanyaka * 1959– Karambu * 1960– Oru Theruvinte Katha * 1971– Oru Desathinte Katha * 1974– Kurumulaku * 1979– Kabeena * North Avenue (Uncompleted)
* 1944– Chandrakaantham * 1944– Manimaalika * 1945– Rajamalli * 1945– Nisshagandhi * 1945– Pulliman * 1945– Meghamala * 1946– Jalatharangam * 1946– Vijayanthi * 1947– Pournami * 1947– Padmaagam * 1947– Indraneelam * 1948– Himavahini * 1949– Prethabhoomi * 1949– Rangamandapam * 1952– Yavanikkaku Pinnil * 1954– Kallipookkal * 1954– Vanakaumudhi * 1955– Kanakaambaram * 1960– Antharvahini * 1962– Ezhilampala * 1967– Theranjedutha Kathakal * 1968– Vrindaavanam * 1970– Kaattuchempakam * 1971– "Braandhan naaya"
* 1947– Kashmir * 1949– Yathra Smaranakal (Memories of a Journey) * 1951– Kappirikalude Nattil (In The Land of Negroes) * 1954– Simhabhoomi * 1954– Nile Diary (Egypt Journey) * 1954– Malaya Natukalil * 1955– Innathe Europe (Today's Europe) * 1955– Indonesian Diary * 1955– Soviet Diary * 1956– Paathira Sooryante Naatil * 1958– Balidweep * 1960– Bohemian Chithrangal * 1967– Himaalyan Saamrajyathil(In the kingdom of himalayas) * 1969– Nepal Yathra (A Journey to Nepal) * 1970– London Notebook * 1974– Cairo Kathukal * 1977– Cleopatrayude Naattil (In the Land of Cleopatra) * 1976– Africa * 1977– Europe * 1977– Asia
(The last three volumes are a compilation of previous works)
* 1936– Prabhaatha Kanthi * 1947– Sanchaariyude Geethangal * 1948– Premashilpi
* 1943– Achan * 1948– Achanum Makanum (Included in Himavahini) * 1954– Althara (A Radio play included in Vanakaumudi) * 1954– Theerandi Otunnu (A radio play included in Kallipookkal)
* 1947– Ponthakkadukal (Essays written under the name Arunan) * 1949– Gadyamekhala * 1975– Ente Vazhiyambalangal (Memoirs) * 1981– Samsaarikkunna Diarykurrippukal (Diary) * 2013– Paryadanam (Diary)
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