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Sunil P Ilayidom Wikipedia
Sunil P. Ilayidom (സുനിൽ പി. ഇളയിടം) is an Indian writer and critic in the Malayalam language. He is known for his writings and lectures on politics, literature, art and culture and is a recipient of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award.
Sunil P. Ilayidom, born in 1968 to M. C. Pankajakshan Ilayidom and Ramani Devi at Kottuvally, a village in Ernakulam district in the south Indian state of Kerala, did his early schooling at the government upper primary school in his village and at Rama Varma Union High School, in Cherai. Subsequently, he completed his college studies at Sree Narayana Mangalam College, Maliankara and Maharaja's College, Ernakulam and started his career as a teacher at Lakshmi College, Paravur. Later he moved to Desabhimani Daily as a sub-editor and after securing a PhD, joined Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit where he is an associate professor at the department of Malayalam. He has published a number of books on art and literary criticism, history, Marxism and culture and his major works include Kanvazhikal, Kazhchavattangal, Uriyattom, Anubhuthikalude Charithra Jeevitham and Nanarthangal: Samooham, Charithram, Samskaram. He has presented academic papers at seminars and has delivered several lectures which include a five-part lecture series on Cultural history of Mahabharatha.
Abu Dhabi Shakthi Theatres awarded Ilayidom Thayattu Award for literary criticism in 2009. He received the Kesari Award of Kerala Sahitya Akademi in 2013, for his book, Ajnjathavumayulla Abhimukham.
Ilayidom is married to Meena and the couple has two children, Janaki and Madhvan. The family lives in Kottuvally in Ernakulam district.