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M. Mukundan

M. Mukundan

Regarding as one of the pioneers of modernity in Malayalam Literature, M Mukundan has painted the psycho-geography of Mahe which is hitherto unarticulated. Popularly known in Kerala as ‘Mayyazhiyude Kathakaaran’ (The story-teller of Mayyazhi), Mukundan’s works capture the internal landscape of people with utmost subtlety. He served as the president of Kerala Sahitya Academy from October 2006 until March 2010. Three of his novels were made into feature films in Malayalam. Mukundan wrote the script and one of them bagged a state film award.
Major Works: Adithyanum Radhayum Pinne Mattu Chilarum, Aakashathinu, Aavilayile Sooryodayam, Daivathinte Vikrithikal, Delhi,Haridwaril Mani Muzhangunnu, Kesavante Vilapangal , Mayyazhippuzhayude Theerangalil, Nrittam, Oru Dalit Yuvathiyute Kathana Katha, Pravasam, Seetha, Kuda Nannakkunna Choyi (Novels). Anchara Vayasulla Kutti ,Kallanum Policum, Kannatiyute, Mukundante Kathakal, Nagaravum Sthreeyum, Pavadayum Bikiniyum, Russia, Thanner Kudiyante Thandu, Thattathippenninte Kalyanam, Thevidissikkili,Veetu, Veshyakale Ningalkkorambalam (Short stories). Enthanu Aadhunikatha? (Non- fiction).
Awards Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, NV Prize, Vayalar Award, Mathrubhumi Literary Award, SBT Suvarna Mudra Award, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres

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