Thirunalloor Karunakaran

(8 October 1924 - 5 July 2006 / Kollam, Kerala, India)

Thirunalloor Karunakaran
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Thirunalloor Karunakaran was a renowned poet, scholar, teacher and leftist intellectual of Kerala, India.

Early Life

Thirunalloor (variously spelt in English as Thirunelloor, Thirunellur and Thirunallur) Karunakaran - 'Thirunalloor',his family name and 'Karunakaran',first name - was born in the village of Perinad in Kollam (Quilon) district in Kerala to P.K.Padmanabhan and N.Lakshmy. He started learning Sanskrit in the traditional way before joining primary school and was associated with the working class political movement early in his life.He published his first book-the Malayalam translation of a poem by Oliver Goldsmith- while in school. During student days he wrote... more »

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