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P K Rajasekharan

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Language  Malayalam
Nationality  Indian
Name  P. Rajasekharan

P. K. Rajasekharan httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
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.


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.


  • Kerala Sahitya Academy Award (1997), for Literary Criticism, for the book Pitrukhadikaaram, O.V. Vijayante kalayum darshanavum
  • Vilasini Award (instituted by Kerala Sahitya Academy) (2000), for the book "Andhanaya Daivam: Malayala Novelinte Nooru Varshangal"
  • Thoppil Ravi award (2000), for the book "Andhanaya Daivam"
  • State Bank of Travencore Literary Award for criticism (2009), for the book Vaakkinte Moonnaam Kara
  • Narendra Prasad Award for criticism (2009), for the book Ekantha Nagarangal
  • Panthalam Kerala Varma Media Award (2011) for the best editorial in Malayalam News Papers, for the editorial titled "Malayalam Nammude Abhimanamakanam" (Malayalam should be our pride), written in Mathrubhumi News Paper.
  • C.B. Kumar Endowment, instituted by Kerala Sahitya Academy, for studies on P.Kunhiraman Nair's poetry.
  • Dr. K. Godavarma Memorial Price (1988), instituted for the highest marks scorer in Malayalam M.A. from Kerala University.
  • References

    P. K. Rajasekharan Wikipedia