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Uroob


P C Kuttikrishnan, popularly known by his pen name Uroob Malayalam: ഉറൂബ്; 1915 – 1979 was a famous Malayalam writer from Kerala state, South India He, along with writers like Basheer, Thakazhi, Kesavadev, and Pottekkatt, formed the progressive writers in Malayalam during the twentieth century Uroob is a recipient of Kendra Sahithya Academy Award Malayalam for his novel Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum

Contents

  • 1 Career
  • 2 Major works
  • 3 Awards
  • 4 References

Career

Uroob or Oroob is the pen name of P C Kuttikrishnan The word "Uroob" means "eternal youth" in Persian language and "dawn" in Arabic Uroob was a prominent member of the literary circle that had formed in the 1930s in Ponnani Others in the group are the eminent critic Kuttikrishna Marar, young poets Edasseri Govindan Nair, Akkitham, Kadavanad Kuttikrishnan, and Moothedath Narayanan Vaidyar Uroob had spent the best years of his creative life in Kozhikode where he was working in All India Radio He, later went to Thiruvananthapuram as editor of Kunkumam magazine and from there to Kottayam to work as editor of Bhashaposhini published by Malayala Manorama group He has also worked as the editor of Mangalodhayam magazine and Malayala Manorama weekly He has also held the post of the president of Sahitya Akademi

One of the most progressive novels in Malayalam, Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum The Beautiful and the Handsome was authored by Uroob His other notable works include Ummachu translated as The Beloved and Aniyara

Uroob Memorial Literary Museum at the Kiliyanad School in Kozhikode is named in his honor

Major works

Novels
  • Aamina 1948
  • Kunjammayum Koottukarum 1952
  • Ummachu 1954
  • Mindappennu 1956
  • Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum 1958
  • Chuzhiku Pimbe Chuzhi 1967
  • Aniyara 1968
  • Ammini 1972
  • The Beloved 1974; Hind Pocket Books, English trans of Ummachu by Raghava R Menon
Short stories
  • Gopalan Nayarude Thaddi
  • Velutha Kutti
  • Manjinmarayile Sooryan
  • Rachiyamma
  • Neer Chalukal
  • Navonmesham
  • Kathir-Katta
  • Thurannita Jalakam
  • Neela Mala
  • Kumbedukunna Mannu
  • Ullavarum Ellathaverum
  • Thamara Thopi
  • Lathiyum Pookalum
  • Mukham Mudikal
  • Vasandhayude Amma
  • Moulavium Changathimarum
  • Nilavinde Rahasyam
  • 3334-enta Charithum
  • Reserve Chayyatha Berth
Poems
  • Pirannal
Plays theatre
  • Mannum Pennum
  • Theekondu Kalikaruth
  • Miss Chinnuvum Lady Januvum
Essay compilations
  • Kavi Samelanam
  • Uroobinde Shaniazhichakal
  • Uroobinde Lekhanangal
Children's stories
  • Anka Veeran
  • Apuvinde Lokam
  • Mallanum Maranavum
Screenplays
  • Neelakuyil
  • Rarichan Enna Pouran
  • Nairu Pidicha Pulivalu
  • Ummachu
  • Kurukshetram
  • Thrisandhya
Short film
  • Rachiyamma

Awards

  • Madras Govt Award 1948 - Kathir-Katta
  • Madras Govt Award 1949 - Thurannitta Jalakam
  • Madras Govt Award 1951 - Kumbedukkunna Mannu
  • President of India's silver medal for Best Regional Film 1954 - Neelakuyil
  • Kerala Sahithya Academy Award 1959 - Ummachu
  • M P Paul award 1960 - Gopalan Nayarude Thady
  • Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award 1960 - Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum
  • Kerala State Film Award for Best Story 1971 - Ummachu
  • Ashan Centenary Award 1973 - Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum

References

  1. ^ Awards & Fellowships-Akademi Awards
  2. ^ "Timely tribute to Uroob" The Hindu 2005-04-29 Retrieved 2008-11-15 
  3. ^ Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum
  4. ^ "Writers visit Uroob museum" The Hindu 2008-06-07 Retrieved 2008-11-15 
  5. ^ "Facelift likely for Uroob museum" The Hindu 2008-06-13 Retrieved 2008-11-15 
  6. ^ "The Beloved, PC Kuttykrishnan, `Oroob' Original Malayalam title: Oommachoo"
  7. ^ Kulwant Singh Virk, "Indianness in Indian Literature"


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