Kumaran Asan

(12 April 1873 - 16 January 1924 / Kayikkara, Chirayinkeezhu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.)

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N. Kumaran Asan also known as Mahakavi Kumaran Asan (the prefix Mahakavi awarded by Madras University in the year 1922 means "great poet" and the suffix Asan meaning scholar or teacher), was one of the triumvirate poets of Kerala, South India. He was also a philosopher, a social reformer and a disciple of Sree Narayana Guru.

Kumaran Asan initiated a revolution in Malayalam poetry in the first quarter of the 20th century, transforming it from the metaphysical to the lyrical. Deep moral and spiritual commitment is evident in Asan's poetry. His works are an eloquent testimony of poetic concentration and dramatic contextualization.

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (11/17/2015 8:22:00 AM)

    a page.. but no poems..: (

    I've found a few verse (see below) .. but I can't understand them.. hope someone could translate them.. or maybe, add at least a poem by him (English text, hopefully)

    “ ഹാ, പുഷ്പമേ, അധികതുംഗപദത്തിലെത്ര
    ശോഭിച്ചിരുന്നിതൊരു രാജ്ഞികണക്കയേ! നീ
    ശ്രീഭൂവിലസ്ഥിര-അസംശയം-ഇന്നു നിന്റെ-
    യാഭൂതിയെങ്ങു പുനരിങ്ങു കിടപ്പിതോർത്താൽ ”

  • Karthik V. Sekhar (2/2/2014 8:13:00 AM)

    Revalutionary poet of Malayalam

  • Aakaash. .v.kurup Aakaash. .v.kurup (8/24/2013 8:47:00 AM)

    malayalathinte ithihasam

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