Prof.N.Krishnapillai


Born on 22nd September ,1916 in Muthana in Chirayinkil Taluk in Thiruvananthapuram District

Mother: Chekalavilakkathuveethil Parvathyamma

Father: Attingal Kakkattumadathil Kesavaru Kesavan.

Studied in Chemmaruthi, Navayikulam, Sivagiri, Attingal, Thiruvananthapuram (1921- '38). Passed B.A (Honours ) from Govt. Arts College, Thiruvananthapuram in 1938. Research in “Aryamsam in Kerala Culture” .

Highschool teacher in Sivagiri (1938-'40); Lecturer in Hindu College, Tirunelveli; Lecturer in Thiruvananthapuram University College(1944- '57); Professor in Govt. Brannan College,Thalasseri

(1957 – '58); Principal in Intermediate College (1958 - '63); Malayalam Professor in University College (1963 - '72), Emirites Professor with University Grant Commission Award in University College (1972-'77); Visiting Professor Kerala University (1978-'79) ; Professor in Sree Vidyadiraja Institute of Post Graduate Studies(1981-'85)

President , SahityaPravarthakaSahakaranaSangham (1971- '74)

ward for the Best Drama in 1956 from Kerala Sahitya Akademi (Azhimukhathekku); Odakuzhal Award for the best Malayalam Book of 1971 ( Thiranjedutha Prabhandhangal ); Best Dramatist Award given from Kerala SangeethaNataka Akademy in 1973; Fellowship of Kerala Sahitya Akademi in 1978; Best Dramatist Award given from Central SangeethaNataka Akademy in 1978; Sahitya Pravarthaka Award for the best collection of essays in 1970, 71 & 72 (Thiranjedutha Prabhandhangal ); Sahitya Pravarthaka Award for the Best Drama in 1972, 73 & 74 ( Kudathille Vilakku); Kerala Sahitya Akademi Silverjubilee Award for the best Literary Work ( Kairaliyude Katha ); Father Abraham Vadakkel Award, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Vayalar Rama Varma Award,C.V. SahityaPuraskaran ,1987 (Prathipathram Bhasanabhedam )

Wife: Azhakkattu Saraswathikunjamma. Four Daughters (Sahiti, Kala, Madhuri, Nandini)

Son: One (Hari)

“Nandanam”, Eswaravilasom Road, Jagathy, Thiruvananthapuram 695 014.


Died at 8.20 pm on 10 July 1988 at SreeChitra Medical Centre, Thiruvananthapuram.


PUBLISHED WORKS OF N. KRISHNAPILLAI

(In Chronological Order)

(i) Malayalam

  1. “Bhagnabhavanam” (Drama), 1942, Sreevilas Press, Thiruvananthapuram.
  2. “ Kanyaka ” (Drama), 1943, SR Press, Thiruvananthapuram.
  3. “Balabalam” (Drama),(1945), Prabhodini Publishing House,Thiruvananthapuram.
  4. “ Darsanam ”(Drama),(1949), P. K. Memorial Press, Thiruvananthapuram.
  5.  “Anuranjanam” (Drama),1950, SahityaPravarthakaSahakaranaSangham, Kottayam
  6.  “Mudakkumuthal” (Drama),1953, National Book Stall, Kottayam
  7.  “Azhimukhathekku” (Drama),1955, SahityaPravarthakaSahakaranaSangham, Kottayam
  8.  “Kairaliyude Katha” (Balasahityam),1956, Vidyodaya Publishers, Thiruvananthapuram. Revised & Enlarged Edition),1958,SahityaParishad SahakaranaSangham,Ernakulam.
  9. “Nammude Akhoshangal” (Balasahityam),1956, Vidyodaya Publishers, Thiruvananthapuram.
  10. “Bindukkal” (Balasahityam),(1956) Vidyodaya Publishers, Thiruvananthapuram.
  11. “Chenkolum Maravuriyum ” (Balasahityam),1956, Vidyodaya Publishers, Thiruvananthapuram.
  12. “ Sampoornajeevitham”(Balasahityam),1956, Vidyodaya Publishers, Thiruvananthapuram.
  13. “Bhavadarpanam”(Balasahityam), 1956 , Vidyodaya Publishers, Thiruvananthapuram.
  14. “Irulum Velichavum” ”(Balasahityam), 1956 , Vidyodaya Publishers, Thiruvananthapuram.
  15. “Maulikavakasangal” (Balasahityam),1956, Vidyodaya Publishers, Thiruvananthapuram.
  16. “Seethaparithyagam” (Balasahityam),1956, Vidyodaya Publishers, Thiruvananthapuram.
  17. “Thiranjedutha Prabhandhangal ” (Criticism),1971, SahityaPravarthakaSahakaranaSangham, Kottayam
  18. “Kudathille Vilakku”(Drama), 1972, National Book Stall, Kottayam.
  19. “Maruppacha” (Drama),1972, SahityaPravarthakaSahakaranaSangham, Kottayam
  20. “N. Krishnapillayude Natakangal”.( Bhagnabhavanam, Kanyaka, Balabalam, Darsanam , Anuranjanam, Mudakkumuthal, Azhimukhathekku , Chenkolum Maravuriyum, Kudathille Vilakku, Maruppacha), 1976, SahityaPravarthakaSahakaranaSangham, Kottayam.
  21. “ Oru Swapnanatakam Athava Ethra Dhukhamayam Lokam” (Drama – Translation),1980, National Book Stall, Kottayam.
  22. “Prathipathram Bhasanabhedam” (Criticism), 1986, D.C. Books. Kottayam.
  23. “Anubhavangal Abhimathangal ”*(Memiors)1988, SahityaPravarthakaSahakaranaSangham, Kottayam
  24. “ Niroopanarangam”* (Criticism),1989, D.C. Books. Kottayam.
  25. “ Priyasmaranakal”* (Memiors), 1989, D.C. Books. Kottayam.
  26. “ Akapporul Thedi”* (Criticism),1990, Kerala Sahitya Akademi, Thrissur.
  27. “ N. Krishnapillayude Lekhunatakangal”* ( Miss. Kamala, Avasarasevakar, Rashtriyathozhil, Chudalayude Navukkal, Moothangala, Marupuram, Pareeskhanam, Thurakkatha Kovil, Tharisappally Sasanam, Kalavazhinarpathu, Kettukkal ) 1990, D.C. Books, Kottayam.
  28. “ Ithilkanniyum Koonnamkurukkum”* (Drama),1990, D.C. Books. Kottayam.
  29. “ N. Krishnapillayude Natakachinthakal”* (Criticism),1990,Mathrubhumi, Kozhikode.
  30. “ Adiverukkal ”* (Criticism), 1991, D.C. Books, Kottayam.
  31. “ Kalidasan Muthal O.N.V Vare”* ( Criticism),1992,D.C. Books, Kottayam.
  32. “N. Krishna Pillaiyude Natakangal – Sampoornam ”* Collection of Dramas , Compiled by : Dr. Ezhumattoor Rajaraja Varma, 2008, D.C. Books, Kottayam.

    * Posthumous Publications


(ii) WORKS TRANSLATED INTO OTHER LANGUAGES

  1. Kettukal (Tamil) Translation of “Thiranjetutha Natakangal ” compiled by Kuttipuzha Krishna Pillai, Southern Language Book Trust, Madras, 1957
  2. “Damve Pech Our Har ” (Hindi) Adavum Adiyaravum- Translation: Sudhamsu Chaturvedi,National Book Trust, New Delhi, 1977
  3. “ Kanyaka” (Hindi) Translation: Sudhamsu Chaturvedi,National Book Trust, New Delhi, 1977
  4. “ Mareechika” ( Kannada) Maruppacha – Translation: M. Rama “Manadara Mallige”, The Karnataka Association, Thiruvananthapuram.
  5. “Investment” ( English ) Translation of Mudakkumuthal : Dr. S. Velayudhan, Introduction by Kerala Sahitya Akademi, Thrissur,1981
  6. “ Moothangala”(Tamil) Translation: Dr. Padmanabhan Thampy, Tamil Sangham, Thiruvananthapuram, 1991.


WORKS ON N. KRISHNAPILLAI

1. BOOKS

  1. “N. KrishnaPillai” - (Biography)

    Author : Dr. Ezhumattoor RajarajaVarma.Publisher : For Prof. N. Krishnapillai Foundation D. C. Books, Kottayam, 1993.

    (2) Cultural Publication Department, Kerala Government, 1993.

  2. “N. Krishnapillai” - Monograph (1999). Author : Dr. Ezhumattoor RajarajaVarma Publisher :Sahitya Akademi, NewDelhi,1999(Tamil translation , 2005)

  3. “N. Krishnapillayude Mozhimuthukkal ”

    Author : Dr. Ezhumattoor RajarajaVarma. Published in Kumkumum Weekly in the year 1996-'97 in 22 Parts.

  4. “N. Krishnapillai : Patanasahyam” Author : Dr. Ezhumattoor RajarajaVarma Publisher : Kerala Sahitya Akademi,Thrissur,2009 .

  5. “ N. Krishnapillayum Samskarikarangavum” ( 7 Parts – 245 Essays) Edited and compiled by Dr. Kowdiar Ramachandran, V. Chandrababu, and Dr. Ezhumattoor Rajaraja Varma. SahityaPravarthakaSahakaranaSangham, Kottayam ,1987.
  6. “ N. Krishnapillayum Bharatiya Natakavediyum”(22 Essays) Collection published on the Seventieth Seventyth Birthday, General Editor : P. V. Velayudhan Pillai, SahityaPravarthaka SahakaranaSangham, Kottayam,1986.
  7. “ N. Krishnapillaiyude Sahithyajeevitham”,SahithyaPravarthakaSahakaranaSangam, Kottayam , 1976.

2. PERIODICALS / SPECIAL MAGAZINES

  1. Grandhalokam Monthly, October, 1976
  2. Grandhalokam Monthly, September, 1986
  3. Kalakaumudi Weekly, 28 September, 1986
  4. Kalakaumudi Weekly, 31 July, 1988
  5. Janayugam Weekly, 5 October, 1986
  6. Grandhalokam Monthly, August, 1988
  7. Grandhalokam Monthly, September, 1986
  8. Janapadham Drama Award Edition, December 1986
  9. Prathibha India (English) Journal of Indian Arts, Culture And Literature, NewDelhi, July, September,1988

3. S0UVENIRS

  1.  N. Krishnapillai Saptathi Souvenir,1986
  2.  Prof. N. Krishnapillai Foundation Souvenir,1990
  3. Vayalar Ramavarma Sahitya Award Smaranika (1977- '88)


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