Karikkatt Marathu Kuttikrishna Marar
Born:14 June 1900
Died:6 April 1973
- He was an Indian essayist and literary critic of Malayalam literature.
- He was known for Bharathaparyadanam, a critical study of the Mahabharata, which is counted by many among the most influential books in Malayalam and was a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award and Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award.
- He was a harsh critic of literary indiscretions.
- His work, Bharathaparyadanam, a critical study of the Mahabharata is considered by many as a seminal work and is a part of the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education syllabus.
- Another of his important works is Kala Jeevitham Thanne (Art is Life itself), which won him Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award and M. P. Paul Prize.
- Malayala Shaili, another of his notable works, is one of the most authentic treatises on proper Malayalam usage.
- Sahithyasallapam, Danthagopuram and Kaivilakku (collections of literary criticism) are some of his other works on literary criticism.
- Besides, he has also published over 19 collections of essays on literary criticism.
- In 1967, he received Sahithya Ratnam award from Pattambi Sree Neelakanda Sanskrit College and Sahithya Nipunan award from Government Sanskrit College, Tripunithura.
- Sahitya Akademi awarded him their annual award in 1966, for his work, Kala Jeevitham Thanne.
- He received another award for the same work the same year, the inaugural Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Literary Criticism.
- He received the M. P. Paul Prize also in 1966.
- His life and work has been documented by many writers and Marar Lavanyabhavathinte Yukthi Silpam, one such work written by M. Thomas Mathew was selected for Vayalar Award in 2009.
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June 14, 2019