Donald R. Davis, Jr.
drdavis at WISC.EDU
Tue Apr 24 13:50:13 UTC 2007
Vallathol Narayana Menon (1878-1958) is considered one of the three
great early poets of modern Malayalam, along with Ulloor and Kumaran
Asan. He is known as the translator of RgVeda, Valmiki Ramayana, and
several Puranas into Malayalam. He was an ardent nationalist of the
Gandhian stripe and instrumental in the creation of the Kerala
Kalamandalam, a center for artistic preservation and performance near
Thrissur. I'm afraid I don't know any details about his visit to
Santiniketan, but he traveled extensively. Any book on Malayalam
literature will contain a substantial section on Vallathol, whose work
is truly diverse and beautiful.
Donald R Davis, Jr.
Dept of Languages & Cultures of Asia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Enrica Garzilli wrote:
> Does anybody provide me with some info on the Kerala poet Vallatholi,
> who supposedly went to Santiniketan in 1939?
> Enrica Garzilli
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