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Impact of Sree Narayana Guru On Malayalam Literature A paper presented at POTTI SREERAMULU TELUGU UNIVERSITY, HYDERABAD ON 10th August 2009 ANNEX - III KUMARAN ASAAN – A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY The celebrated poet, Kumaran Asaan, was born on 12th April 1873 at Kayikkara sea-shore village, some 25 miles north of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. His father was ‘Narayanan’ and mother, ‘Kaliyamma’. After preliminary education as per tradition, he learnt rudiments of Sanskrit. Worked as a teacher and later as a clerk. Under he tutelage of Manampur Govindan Asaan, learnt higher Sanskrit texts. Began devotional versification from very early. His meeting with Sree Narayan Guru in 1891 marked the turning point in his life. On the advice of the Guru, turned to spirituality after accepting his discipleship. Learnt Sanskrit, Vedaanta and Yoga Vidya. At the instance of the Guru, proceeded to Bangalore in 18895 for higher studies, under Dr. Palpu’s care. Studied in Madras ( Chennai) and Calcutta (Kolkatta) focusing on Sanskrit and the Indian heritage. There, he acquainted himself with the renaissance Bengali literature and the works of the celebrated poet Rabindranath Tagore. Acquired proficiency in English during this period and in-depth knowledge of that literature. Retuned to Guru’s presence in 1900. Became the secretary of the famous ‘Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam –SNDP’ at its inception in 1903 and remained in that post for almost the next 16 years. Held Editorship of the journal ‘Vivekodayam’. Wrote numerous articles to spread the message of the Guru. The publication of his superb poem ‘Veena Poovu,’, - ‘The Fallen Flower’- in 1907 brought great critical acclaim and he became a noted poet thereafter. A number of great poetical works like ‘Nalini’, ‘Leela’, ‘ Chinthavishtayaya Seetha’, ‘Duravastha’, ‘Karuna’, ‘Chandaala Bhikshuki’ etc. which followed, not only settled his claim and fame as a versatile poet but also became trend setters in the Malayalam literature. In fact, the three versatile poets of Kerala, Vallathol Narayana Menon and Ulloor Parameswara Iyer along with Kumaran Aasaan formed the famed poetic trinity (Kavithrayam) in the Malayalam literary horizon. He was also nominated as a people’s representative by the King of Travancore in 1913. Married ‘Bhanumati Amma’ in August 1918 and had two sons – Prabhakaran and Sudhakaran. In 1922, the Prince of Wales honoured him as the poet laureate of Malayalam Language. On 16th January 1924, he died when the boat ironically named ‘Redeemer’, capsized in the Panmana river, some fifteen miles south of Alleppey. A memorial by name ‘Kumarakodi’ rose in that place. He was just 51, when he departed for his heavenly abode ANNEX - IV • Studies MAJOR WORKS OF KUMAARAN ASAAN POETIC WORKS 1921 ‘Saundarya Lahari’ (Translation) 1903 Four Devotional Works ( Saankra Satakam etc.) 1907 ‘ Veena Poovu ’ 1908 ‘Oru Simha Prasavam’ 1911 ‘Nalini’ 1914 ‘Leela’ 1916 ‘Baala Ramayanam’ 1917-24 ‘Sree Budhdha Charitam’ – [ Free Translation of ‘Light of Asia’] 1918 ‘Graama Vrukshathile Kuyil’ 1919 ‘Prarodanam’ 1919 ‘Chinthavishtayaya Seetha’ 1922 ‘Pushpa Vaati’ –( A compilation) 1922 ‘Duravastha’ 1922 ‘Chandaala Bhikshuki’ 1923 ‘Karuna’ 1924 ‘Mani Maala’ (Collection) 1925 ‘Vana Maala’ ( Collection) DRAMAS 1895.98‘Prabodha Chandrodayam’ – ( Translaion) 1900.3‘Vichitra Vijayam’ PROSE WORKS 1911.15‘Raaja Yogam’ 1912‘Maitreyi’ – Story – ( Translation) 1916 ‘ Mana Sakthi’ 1923 ‘Mata Parivarthana Rasa Vaadam’ 1929 Critical Essays
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