Sunil P Ilayidom
Indian writer and critc
Sunil P Ilayidom is a writer, orator, critic and professor. He is currently assosiate professor in the Malayalam Department at Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit. He has published a number of books on art and literary criticism, history, Marxism and culture. His alma mater is Maharaja’s College, Errnakulam. Ilayidom received the Abu Dhabi Shakthi Thayattu Award in 2008. He has received the Kerala Sahithya Akademi Award for Scholarly Literature in 2006 and the Kerala Sahithya Akademi Award for literary criticism for his book, Ajnjanathavumayulla Abhimukham in 2013. In 2011, he received the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi Kesari Award. As a lecturer, he has spoken on Sree Narayana Guru, Kerala Renaissance and the Mahabharatha and his lectures have been widely accepted and appreciated on social media. Recently, he has spoken out in support of the Supreme Court verdict in Sabarimala because of which he has even received death threats.