Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) Lecture 07

29 July 2022

Start

July 29, 2022 - 3:30 pm

End

July 29, 2022 - 5:00 pm

An Introduction to the Contributions of Thirunalloor Karunakaran

by

Shri T K Vinodan

Chief Editor of the Newsportal, Leftcliknews. Studied history in University of Kerala and did MPhil on the topic, Dissemination of Marxist Ideas in Kerala at the Centre for Historical Studies, JNU. Writes articles on politics, environment, cinema and literature in periodicals.

Thirunalloor Karunakaran was a popular Malayalam poet. He started writing poems while he was a school student in the 1940s and rose to prominence in the 1950s. Thirunalloor studied¬† eastern aesthetics and Marxism in detail and tried to critically look at the philosophical tradition of India. The attempt here is to give an overview of Thirunalloor Karunakaran’s contributions as a poet, scholar and public intellectual. Emphasis will be on his Important interventions in the socio political and cultural life of Kerala.