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The Torch Bearers of Kerala Renaissance

The Torch Bearers of Kerala Renaissance

Author: Dr. Shornur Karthikeyan


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A book by Dr. Shornur Karthikeyan

Dr. Shornur Karthikeyan, helps us to feel the unique services of the great intellectual leaders of Kerala, of the twentieth century, particularly in the field of social regeneration, recorded in golden letters in the pages of social history. The author delineates quite brief, but brilliant, life sketches of almost all torch bearers important among them being Sree Narayana Guru, Chattambi Swamikal, Vagbhatananda, Mahakavi Kumaran Asan, Swadesabhimani Rmakrishna Pillai, Nithya Chaithanya Yahti, V.T. Bhattathirippad, Vakkam Abdul Khader Moulavi, Mannath Padmanabhan and so on.

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Dr. Shornur Karthikeyan

Dr. Shornur Karthikeyan

About Dr. Shornur Karthikeyan

Born in 22nd Chingam 1118 ME (7-9-1942) on Ayillyam Star at Shornur, Palakkad Dist. Education: Cheruthuruthy Govt. High School. Graduation and Post Graduation in Palakkad Victoria College and Ernakulam Maharaja’s College. Awarded Ph.D. in linguistics by Calicut University. Started career as a lecturer in Madras Christian College, Tambaram, Tamil Nadu in 1966. Later, served as H.O.D. and Principal of Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur and Sree Vivekananda College, Kunnamkulam. Retired from service as Director of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, in 2002. Served as Chairman of M.A. Question Paper Setter Board, PSC Question paper Setter and M.A.Board of Examinations in various Universities. Guided 20 research scholars, leading to Ph.D. Published 73 books in English and Malayalam. Awards: Bharath Excellence, Rotary, Consumer Federation of India, Dr. Ambedkar, Dr.K.N. Raj, Dr. K.N. Ezhuthachan, Yugapurusha and Mahakavi Pala Narayanan Nair Poetry Award etc. (31 Puraskarams). Now chairman of Sree Narayana Sahithya Academy, Mundassery Smarakam, Gurudev Educational Trust, Prof. C.L.Antony Foundation, Fr. Arackal Foundation, Sahrudayavedi, K.M. Kumara Swami Sanyasi Foundation, Sight and Kairali, Former Principal of CORE College, Executive Member of Kerala Sahithya Akademi (Ex), Authors’ Guild of India (New Delhi) and MD of Adi Publications. Former Chairman of Sahodaran Ayyappan Smarakam, Cherai. The Torch bearers of Kerala Renaissance published by Green Books. Wife : Dr. Rajamma (Retd. Civil Surgeon) Son : Dr. Asish Karthik (Asso. Prof. Govt. Medical College, Thrissur), Daughter in law : Dr. Divya (Asst. Prof. Govt. Medical College). Grand Children: Adhya and Aditi.