Kumaran Asan Poems - കുമാരനാശാന്‍ കവിതകള്‍

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Vaikom Unni at Kumaran Asan Smarakam


N. Kumaran Asan (Malayalam:കുമാരനാശാന്‍) (1873–1924) 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 poetsof KeralaSouth India. He was also a philosopher, a social reformer and a disciple of SreeNarayana 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.

Vaikom Unni with N. Gopakumaran Nair at Kumaran Asan Smarakam

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