Koyamparambath Satchidanandan

Koyamparambath Satchidanandan

Pulloot, Thrissur district, Kerala, India
Koyamparambath Satchidanandan
Pulloot, Thrissur district, Kerala, India
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K. Satchidanandan is a major Indian poet and critic, writing in Malayalam, and English. Satchidanandan has established himself as an academician, editor, translator and playwright.

Born in central Kerala, he was a Professor of English and Editor of Indian Literature, the journal of the Sahitya Akademi (India’s National Academy of Literature) an ...
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I have never seen you;
may be I never will.
Still I know you are there,
like some unseen stars,
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It is a mode of speech.

Stammer is the silence that falls
between the word and its meaning,
Gandhi And Poetry
One day a lean poem
reached Gandhi's ashram
to have a glimpse of the man.
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I announce my existence
with a bleeding touch.
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I, Zinedine Zidane,
the stranger you feel like stabbing
as the French sun dazzles you (1) ,
one with a different face and a different build


Unnikrishnan E S 25 November 2018
Part 1 Mr Satchidanandan is undoubtedly the most respected contemporary Malayalam poet. He is undoubtedly holding a leftist position, which of course, is not a crime. Always held his head high, and kept himself away from politics. But he has always been responding to contemporary issues, never shied away from it. Has been the Secretary to Kerdria Sahitya Akademi, India.
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Unnikrishnan E S 25 November 2018
Part 2 He was nominated for Nobel prize for Literature in 2011. Won many prestigious awards. Translated Many writers like Bertolucci Brecht, Pablo Neruda into Malayalam He had started his career as Professor in English Literature with Christ College, Irinjalakuda, Thrissur, India.
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Bijay Kant Dubey 25 October 2018
On reading his Old Women Old Women is not An Acre of Grass by W.B.Yeats, but At Grass by Philip Larkin where he thinks about the abandoned racing horses. Similar is the case with abandoned of the washerman.
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Bijay Kant Dubey 25 October 2018
On reading his Old Women poem His angst the angst of the age, his bewilderment the bewilderment of the age and there is no remedy for it, for it; for in the age of anxiety and malaise born, bearing the brunt of loss. What to say about life where is bleak hope for survival; where is despair, dismay and despondence writ large? And it is but the fate of mankind, mankind!
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Bijay Kant Dubey 25 October 2018
Satchidanandan's poetry is one of a socialist tenor refreshing the memory of the Soviet blocs, China and Kerala to Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Mao to Castro and so on. An undertone of the communist movement and ideals, people's govt. and politics can be found in his poetry. His is a socialistic vision, communistic bent of mind apart from his frail Gandhian leanings.
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Bijay Kant Dubey 24 October 2018
K.Satchidanandan, is he a Gandhian or a socialist? A realist or a myth-maker? Witty, humorous, satiric and ironical? Or, an anti-thesis giver? Who is he? How the crux of his poesy?
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Unnikrishnan E S 28 April 2018
Satchidanandan Sir has been awarded Ezhuthachhan Puraskaram and E K Divakaran Po'tty Memorial Award for Translation very recently.
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