garzilli at ASIATICA.ORG
Tue Apr 24 14:19:56 UTC 2007
Thank you very much indeed.
All the best,
Donald R. Davis, Jr. wrote:
> 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.
> Best regards,
> 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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