M N Kaarassery
M.N. Karassery is the pen name of Mohiyuddin Nadukkandiyil Karassery, an Indian writer and critic in the Malayalam Language. He is known for his writing and lectures on politics, literature, art and culture, and is a recipient of K.M. Seethi Shib Memorial Human Fraternity Award and holds the distinguished chair in Malayalam studies at University of Calicut. Karassery’s activism targets caste prejudice, social justice and religious equality in India. In May 2017, for example, he suggested the creation of a separate department in India for happiness. His writings and lectures support secular democracy and gender justice. He is a recipient of the M. Mohanan Award and the Sambasivan Award.