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DEPARTMENT OF MALAYALAM

 

PIONEERS

Stalwarts among teachers:

 

  • PANDIT KARUPPAN

 

 

Pandit Karuppan a renowed Poet, Dramatist and Social reformer of the1930s was a lecturer in this department. He also serve as a Chairman of the Board of Examiners of the Madras University. Kochi Legislative Assembly Member. Founder of Vala  pariskarimi Sabha and Kalyanadhayini sabha, Jathikkummi. ‘Baalakalesam’ a drama written by him was first staged at Maharajas College.

  • G. SHANKARA KURUP

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Great Poet and Scholar. The  First recipient of the Jnanapith Award - The highest indian literary honor. He joined  Maharajas College in 1931 and stayed until his retairment service as professor in 1956. He also served as a producer at the All India Radio at Trivandrum. He was honoured with Padma Bhooshan, Member of Rajyasabha.

  • Prof. P. V KRISHNAN  NAIR

 

EMINENT SCHOLAR OF ANCIENT LITERATURE

 

  • Prof. C. L ANTONY

 

Distinguished Linguist, Historian of Language and Grammar. He served as a lecturer in the Department of Malayalam for a period of 3 years. His criticism ‘Keralapanineya Bashyam’ on A. R Rajaraja Varma’s Keralapanineyam an authentic grammar book in Malayalam gained attention among the people who loved Malayalam Language and Literature. He was honuored with Kerala Sahithya Akademy Award.

  • KUTTIPURATH  KESAVAN NAIR

 

GREAT SCHOLAR AND POET

 

 

  • O.N.V KURUP

 

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A renowed Malayalam Poet and Lyricist who won the JNANPITH Award in the year 2007. He was honoured by Padmasri and Padmavibhushan in 2011. He was also the Chairman of the Kerala Kalamandalam.

 

 

 

  • Prof. M. KRISHNAN NAIR

 

 

Well known literary critic, orator and academician. He was a literary journalist who introduced world literature to the fellow literary aesthetics of Malayalam. He retired as a First grade professor in Malayalam. He also served as the head of the department of Malayalam for a period of 3 years.

  • Prof. S GUPTHAN  NAIR

Was a renowed Scholar, Academic, Critic and Writer. He served this college as professor for a period of two years. He was also the assistant director of Kerala Bhasha Institute.

 

 

 

  • Prof. M. K SANU

 

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Is a critic, Academician, Biographer, Journalist, Orator, Social Activist and Human rights Activist. He served as a lecturer at Maharajas College during 1956 to 1983 and retired as a professor.

  • Dr. M  LEELAVATHI

 

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Dr. M Leelavathi a contemporary Women Critic and Academician of all times. Literary Criticism, Translation, poetry and Biography are some of the research areas of Dr. M Leelavathi. She emphasized her research in feminist and psychological and sociological aspects. She is a recipient of Padma Sri Award for her entire contribution to Malayalam Language and Literature.

 

  • Prof. M THOMAS  MATHEW

 

Is one of the famous Critic in Malayalam. He served as Professor and Head of the Department of Malayalam. He also served as the Director of Kerala Bhasha Institute.

  • D. VINAYA CHANDRAN

 

 

Belongs to the fusion of tradition and modernity in poetry. He was a lecturer at Maharajas college and later a faculty of Mahathma Gandhi University, Kottayam in 1991 and retired from School of Letters in2006. His poems are well known for the love of nature, folk tradition and rhythm of music.

 

 

  • Dr. GEORGE IRUMPAYAM

 

 

Is a researcher. Retired as the Head of Department Malayalam in 1994. He received T. K Joseph Gold medal for first rank in BA Malayalam. He also got  Dr. Godavarma Award for the first rank in Malayalam.  His major work is the translatin of Gandhiji’s Autobiography. He also translated Sherlockhomes.

  • C. AYYAPPANEMINENT SHORT STORY WRITER

 

 

 

  • JOSE VEMMELY-  POET

 

  • SILVIKUTTY JOSEPH

 

 

Resource person. Short story writer. Published two collections of short stories. Recipient of  KATHA AWARD 2005

  •  K.G. SANKARA PILLAI

 

He has been a teacher of literature in Malayalam and retired as the Principal of Maharajas college.  He is well known for his poem ‘Bengal’ and belongs to modern school of poetry. He is an accomplished translator who translates poems of diferent parts of the world.

  • THURAVOOR VISHWAMBHARAN

 

Was a well known Literary Critic, Acadamecian, Multilinguistic. He is an eminent scholar in ancient intellectual streams, especially Vedantha, Jyothisha, vaidya. He was an alumini and teacher of this department. His interpretation of  Mahabharatha gained large attention. He was also the chief Editor of Janmabhoomi Daily.

  • DR. MARGRET GEORGE