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More Published in the monthly periodical Rajyasamacharam December edition. The earliest known extant literary work in Malayalam is Ramacharitaman epic poem written by Cheeraman in CE. A Primer of Malayalam Literature. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Kesava Pillai wrote Kesaviyam a mahakavya and a number of attakkathas.

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While the Pattu school flourished among certain sections of the society, the literature of the elite was composed in the curious mixture of Sanskrit and Malayalam which is referred to as Manipravalammani meaning ruby Malayalam and pravalam meaning coral Sanskrit.

The establishment of malatala for imparting English education, the translation of the Bible and other religious works, the compilation of dictionaries and grammars, the formation of the text book committee, the growth of printing presses, the starting sahithyma newspapers and periodicals, the introduction of science and technology, the beginning of industrialization and the awakening of social and political consciousness: Unlike the language of Ramacharitam and the works of the Niranam amlayalathe language of Krishnagatha marks the culmination of a stage of evolution.

Authorship of Unniyachi Charitam and Unnichiruthevi Charitam is not known and only a portion of the works is now available. Parameswara Iyer jalayala Ulloor S. Kerala Varma’s nephew A. This was one of the numerous pieces of Christian literature that must have gained currency in the 16th and 17th centuries. Chandrotsavamwhose authorship is unknown, is a long narrative poem written in Manipravalam.

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While the Manipravala poetry flourished ,alayala a diversion from the mainstream, the tradition set up by Cheeraman of Ramacharitam and the more enlightened among the anonymous folk poets was resumed and replenished by three writers commonly referred to as Niranam poetsbeing Madhava PanikkarSankara Panikkar and Rama Panikkar.

Malayalam literature passed through a tremendous process of development in the 15th and 16th centuries.


More Published in the monthly periodical Jnananikshepam August edition. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Translation of Tales from Shakespeare: There are three kinds of Tullal distinguished on the basis of the performer’s costume and the style of rendering, viz.

Mahishamangalam or Mazhamangalam Narayanan Nambudiri who lived in the 16th maayala is the author of some of the best Champus of all time. There are also many others, the authorship of which is ascribed to him. Venkiteswaran Joseph Mundassery K.

Unniyadi Charitamwhich also exists in a fragmented form, is supposed to be written by Damodara Chakkiar. Raman Pillai ‘s Marthandavarma had many distinctions: It had a special significance in the context of the ‘Calcutta thesis’.

Pottekkatt and Vaikom Muhammad Basheerwho had not dabbled in politics, the continuity is marked in the former’s Vishakanyaka Poison Maid, and the latter’s Ntuppuppakkoranendarnnu My Grandpa had an Elephant, Parameswara Iyer Poems – Poem Hunter”. CS1 Malayalam-language sources ml Articles needing additional references from November All articles needing additional references Articles needing cleanup from November All pages needing cleanup Cleanup tagged articles with a reason field from November Wikipedia pages needing cleanup from November Articles with multiple maintenance issues EngvarB from August Use dmy dates from August Articles containing Malayalam-language text.

The most prominent among these were songs praising the goddesses of the land, ballads of brave warriors, songs related to the work of a particular caste and songs intended just for entertainment. Ezhuthachan is perhaps the greatest spokesman of the Bhakti movement in Malayalam but he is more than a writer of devotional hymns. The Vanchippattu or Boat song is a poetic form of folk origin composed entirely in the Dravidian metre nathonnata.

More First social novel in Malayalam, first novel made in Malayalam with Malayali characters and a story based in Malabar, Kerala. Retrieved 15 September — via www. The greatest Champus of the 15th century is Punam Nambudiri’s Ramayanam which uses Puranic themes and episodes unlike the 14th century Champus which were tales of the courtesans. The later Champus came to be used for dramatic oral narration by performing artists in their Koothu and Patakam.

The poetry was therefore easily understood by the common man.


The third quarter of the nineteenth century bore witness to the rise of a new school of poets devoted to the observation of life around them and the use of pure Malayalam. The post-independence period saw a fresh start in the history of longer fiction in Malayalam as in many other Indian languages, parallel to the evolution of post-world war fiction in other parts of the world.

This was the auspicious moment for the entry of M. The main development in the cultural field in Kerala in the 17th century was the growth of a new form of visual art called Kathakaliwhich brought into being a new genre of poetry called Attakkatha consisting of the libretto used for a Kathakali performance.

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Doothavakyam 14th century CE is one of the earliest of these works. Kurup Olappamanna Subramanian Namboothirippad P. Unniyachi Charitam, Unnichiruthevi Charitam and Unniyadi Charitam are examples of the former type which is known by the name champu.

Dravidian metres are used throughout although there is a quatrain in a Sanskrit metre. Pillai Oyyarathu Chandu Menon P. This particular school of poetry was patronised by the upper classes, especially the Nambudiris. It was both a break and a continuation. He was closely associated with periodicals like Kerala Chandrika started in at Thiruvananthapuram malyaala, Kerala Patrika started in by C. Raja Raja Varma went a malaya,a further than his uncle in the malyala of a synthesis between the different trends current in the literature of his time.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. It is the oldest Malayalam book sahithyamm. Perhaps the most important of these missionaries was Herman Gundert — The developments in prose at this time were very significant, Vengayil Kunhiraman Nayanar —more famous under his pseudonym Kesari, was one of the first to explore the essay form in Malayalam.

List of early prose literature in the 19th century.