|Name P. Rajasekharan|
|Born 21 February 1966 (age 49)
Thiruvananthapuram, India (1966-02-21) |
Occupation Literary critic, author, orator, newspaper editor
Genre Literary criticism, essays
Notable awards Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Vilasini Award, Thoppil Ravi Award
P K Rajasekharan about KLF (Kerala Literature Festival) 2016 Kozhikode, Kerala
Dr. P. K. Rajasekharan is a noted literary critic in Malayalam language, and is the winner of Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Literary Criticism in 1997. Dr. Rajasekharan is an orator, author, and editor of various books. He is currently working as the news editor of Mathrubhumi news paper.
- P K Rajasekharan about KLF (Kerala Literature Festival) 2016 Kozhikode, Kerala
- Early life and education
- Researches and findings
Early life and education
P. K. Rajasekharan was born on February 21, 1966 in Karippuru, near Malayinkeezh, in Thiruvananthapuram District. After finishing his graduation and post graduation in Malayalam from the University College Trivandrum, Rajasekharan obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Kerala.
Researches and findings
For several decades, Keralites have been reading an edited version of Indulekha, the first Malayalam novel published in 1889, according to a finding by literary critics, Dr. P.K. Rajasekharan and Dr. P. Venugopalan. The novel which made a strong advocacy for women's empowerment was mercilessly edited and those who published the book in later years chopped off many such portions. The last chapter (chapter 20) was the most edited one. The critics found the original version of the novel from the British Library in London after several years of search.