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  ‘Soaring high on the wings of purity’ - Deccan Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Nalapat Balamani Amma, the one woman poet who earned the popular title “Malayaalathinte Amma”, (The Mother of Malayalam) passed away on September 29, at the age of 95.
Niece of the legendary renaissance poet Nalapat Narayana Menon, mother of the renowned woman poet in Indian English, Kamala Das and of Dr Sulochana Nalapat, also a noted writer, and grandmother of M D Nalapat, newspaper editor and entrepreneur, Balamani Amma at her death was literally the matriarchal figure in Malayalam letters.
Balamani’s poetry, in the words of Sugathakumari, who in some ways occupies the seat vacated by Balamani Amma: “Poems with the fragrance of breast-milk, poems effulgent and at the same time profound -all sweet with love.
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/oct172004/artic1.asp   (894 words)

 Amma’s woes | Teakada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
P C Vinoj Kumar suggests that Amma is gradually losing key partymen to her stubornness, aloofness and rank indifference.
This group of 27 quickly grew into a major force that not only protected the Amma but also helped her wrest control of the party from the Janaki group.
And Amma has now expelled me listening to the lies of a few self-servers,” said the 52-year-old real estate dealer, nursing the hurt of being thrown out of the party after all those years of service.
www.teakada.com /2006/10/20/ammas-woes   (364 words)

 Dr. Rati Saxena   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Her poems are translated into different languages like Malayalam, Punjabi, Konkani, Tamil etc. Rati Saxena’s poetry has been presented in various journals of other parts of the world, like Verasal (Amsterdam, Netherlands and printed in Prague), Edgar literary Magazine (Texas) and gumball poetry etc. Rati Saxena has translated 9 books from Malayalam into Hindi.
Translations of some of the most well known Malayalam poems (by Balamani Amma, Ayyappa Paniker, Satchidanandan, etc.) and novels and stories (by Thakazhi and Karoor)have earned her nation-wide respect and recognition.
Among the several awards she has received, the most coveted is the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for Translation in 2000.
othervoicespoetry.org /vol12/saxena/bio.html   (202 words)

 Kamala Das - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She was born on March 31, 1934 in Malabar in Kerala, India.
She is the daughter of V.M. Nair, a former managing editor of the widely-circulated Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi, and Nalappatt Balamani Amma, a renowned Malayali poetess.
In 1984, she was short-listed for the Nobel Prize for Literature along with Marguerite Yourcenar, Doris Lessing, and Nadine Gordimer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kamala_Das   (1480 words)

 AbdurRahman.org [Famous Indian writer embraces Islam]
The surprise announcement was made by the Cochin-based writer at a seminar organised by the Kerala State Library Council in Cochin.
Daughter of the late V.M. Nair, former managing editor of widely-circulated Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi and renowned poetess Nalappat Balamani Amma, a celebrated Malayalam writer, Madhavikutty, 67, told a news agency that she had decided to embrace Islam on her own volition.
The desire to convert to Islam had blossomed 27 years ago when she had adopted two Muslim boys in Mumbai, she said.
abdurrahman.org /comprel/indianwriterislam.html   (1106 words)

 The Hindu : Kerala / Thrissur News : Akademi pays tribute to writers
THRISSUR: The Kerala Sahitya Akademi paid tribute to writers Balamani Amma, O. Vijayan, K. Kunjunni Raja, Kattumadom Narayanan, Vaikom Chandrasekharan Nair, Mundoor Krishnankutty and R. Viswanathan.
Inaugurating the function, Abdu Samad Samadani, MP, said that the rage of the socially-conscious writer was a beacon in these days of moral darkness.
Poet Sugathakumari recalled Balamani Amma's contribution to Malayalam literature.
www.hindu.com /2005/07/01/stories/2005070105330300.htm   (253 words)

 The Sunday Tribune - Books
He is only the second Malayalam author to be honoured with the Saraswati Samman, the first being the late poet Balamani Amma (mother of Kamala Das).
And his mother Meenakshi Amma, who was pillar of strength for him, died when he was 12.
And then began a journey of solitude which greatly impacted and manifested all his poems.
www.tribuneindia.com /2006/20060305/spectrum/book5.htm   (652 words)

 The Hindu : Metro Plus Kochi / Culture : Parasurama speaking... .
Her work, 'Oru Mazhuvinte Katha,' tells the tale of how Kerala came into being.
AMMALUKKUTTY R., inspired by the late Balamani Amma's work, `Oru Mazhuvinte Katha,' pens these lines, from the point of view of the legendary Parasurama, as a homage to the poet.
We all know the legend of Parasuma's axe, which fell creating this piece of land called Kerala.
www.hindu.com /mp/2004/11/01/stories/2004110101020200.htm   (641 words)

 The freedom and bondage of Madhavikkutty
In any case, she has never been a private person and has always relished wearing her pet hates and desires on her sleeve.
Hailing from the illustrious Nalappat family; daughter of the well-known poet and Jnanpith award winner, Balamani Amma, and Mathrubhoomi director V.M. Nair, she grew up in a intellectual and literary ambience.
Her felicity with words found expression in everyliterary form fiction, the short story, poetry, and journalistic articles.
www.expressindia.com /ie/daily/19991219/ied19058.html   (778 words)

 The Sunday Tribune - Books
The Sahitya Akademi honour might have come a trifle too late in the life of 82-year-old Kovilan, but it’s nevertheless an acknowledgement of his prodigious literary talent and output.
His cupboard is full of awards, and the latest honour has put him in the company of Malayalam literary giants like Thakazhi Shivashankara Pillai, Vaikkom Mohammad Basheer, S K Pottekkat and poetess Balamani Amma (mother of English writer Kamala Das).
Kovilan won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi award for his novel Thottangal in 1972, the Kerala Sahitya Academy Award for his collection of stories Sakunam in 1977, Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award again for his novel Thattakam in 1988, Vayalar Award, Basheer Award and several others.
www.tribuneindia.com /2005/20050227/spectrum/book6.htm   (1355 words)

 426   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Song of the Day: amma undhan kaivaLaiyaai from nijangaL.
While many of Bharathidasan’s verses have become part of tfm history, Bharathidasan also wrote lyrics specifically for a few films in the early years.
His first film as a lyricist was Sri Ramanujar (1938/ Yessel Films), though Balamani (or Pakka Thirudan/ 1937/ Sri Shanmugananda Talkies), released a year earlier was the first to carry his songs.
www.dhool.com /sotd2/426.html   (632 words)

 AMMA's By Language group - ICQ Interest Groups - ICQ.com
AMMA's By Language group - ICQ Interest Groups - ICQ.com
Homepage > Groups > By Language > AMMA's By Language group > Members
Log in here to access all the groups have to offer and get quick links to your groups.
www.mirabilis.com /groups/members.php?gid=12023939   (50 words)

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Among those who were close to him in style are Nalappat Narayana Menon, Kuttippurathu Kesavan Nair, K.M.Panikkar, G.Sankara Kurup, Pallathu Raman, Bodheswaran, Vennikulam Gopala Kurup, P.Kunjiraman Nair, Palai Narayanan Nair, M.P.Appan and Balamani Amma.
Nalappat Narayana Menon (1887-1955) is mainly remembered for his clasic elegy on the death of hiswife, Kannuneer Tulli (Tear Drop), one of the best meditative lyrics in Malayalam.
Nalappat Balamani Amma is the greatest poetess Kerala has produced so far.
www.prd.kerala.gov.in /poetrytheschool.htm   (1379 words)

 Das, Kamala Criticism and Essays
Das was born into an aristocratic Nair Hindu family in Malabar (no Kerala), India, March 31, 1934.
Her maternal grandfather and great-grandfather were Rajas, a caste of Hindu nobility, and her love of poetry began at an early age through the influence of her maternal great-uncle, Narayan Menon, a prominent writer, and her mother, Balamani Amma, a well-known Malayali poet.
Das was also deeply affected by the poetry of the sacred writings kept by the matriarchal community of Nairs.
www.enotes.com /poetry-criticism/das-kamala   (1137 words)

 Welcome to Kuviyam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Das remembers watching him "work from morning till night" and thinking that he had "a blissful life" (Warrior interview).
Das was also deeply affected by the poetry of her mother, Nalapat Balamani Amma, and the sacred writings kept by the matriarchal community of Nayars (IndiaWorld).
She was privately educated until the age of 15 when she was married to K. Madhava Das (IndiaWorld).
www.kuviyam.com /scr/index.asp?pLang=E&pHead=100&pMenu=1&pIssue=33   (1090 words)

A friend, who is one his greatest fans gave me the complete works.
Poetry in Malayalam is very male dominated, except for an occasional Balamani Amma, or a Sugatha Kumari.
Vayalar’s poetry is also male dominated in its contents and ideas like many others.
website.lineone.net /~kala_uk/smallbeg.htm   (1194 words)

 Near The River: Nila Foundation
In a sense, the Nila has inspired and brightened Kerala’s mindscape.
Poets P Kunhiraman Nair, Edasseri, Balamani Amma, novelists C Radhakrishnan, Kamala Das and OV Vijayan are only a few examples of celebrities who grew up near this river often wrote nostalgically about it.
Today, the river appears to be choked by the needs and greed of modern civilization and is reduced to a mere trickle.
www.theblueyonder.com /neartheriver.htm   (1437 words)

 Prose Literature in Malayalam; novels, short fiction, socialist realism, Kerala culture Malabar, Travancore, Cochin ...
A great many of the good modernist and postmodernist fiction and poetry published over the second half of the century has been by women, mostly upper caste women and Christians.
During the first half of the century, fiction writers like Lalithambika Antherjanam, K. Saraswati Amma, Annie Thayyil, and poets like Balamani Amma, Mary John Thottam (Sister Beninga), Mary John Koothattukulam, Muthukulam Parvathi Amma had emerged as major figures in a largely upper caste, male dominated world of Malayalam literature.
Her mother Balamani Amma is one of major poets of her generation
www.shelterbelt.com /KJ/malayalams3.html   (4739 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Lalithambika Antharjanam, K.Saraswati Amma, Rajalekshmi, Madhavikutty and P.Valsala are some of them.
Of the women poets, Balamani Amma and Sugatha Kumari are the most distinguished.
Early in the thirties literary criticism underwent a 'sea-change' The discoveries of Freud and Jung on the mysteries of mind, Marxism socio-economic theories and European aesthetic theories enlarged its scope.
www.keralahistory.ac.in /literarytradition.htm   (14462 words)

 Kerala bids farewell to Balamani Amma-Thiru'puram-Cities-NEWS-The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Kerala bids farewell to Balamani Amma-Thiru'puram-Cities-NEWS-The Times of India
KOCHI: Matriarch of Malayalam poetry, Balamani Amma, who passed away here on Wednesday, was on Thursday cremated with full state honours.
Poignant scenes were witnessed as the body of the poetess was taken from her daughter Dr Sulochana Nalapatt's residence to the electric crematorium at Ravipuram in the city.
www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow/869107.cms   (136 words)

 Literature of Kerala,Ancient literature of kerala,Literature tour of Kerala India
The period also produced the grammar works of 'Kerala Panini', Raja varma's popular poem, Malayala Vilasam, marks the beginning of the Modern Era of Malayalam poetry.
But the Golden Age undoubtedly, revolves around the the famous trinity of Kumaran Asan, Ulloor S.Parameshwar Iyer and Vallathol Narayana Menon.and the many other poets followed namely- Nalappat Narayana Menon, Pallath Raman, Sardar K. Panikkar and Balamani Amma and so on.
Contemporary Malayalam poetry is diverse and prolific, though critics say, it has lost the vibrancy and eclectic passion of the 70's, when progressive radicalism swept in influences from Soviet socialist realism to Latin American voices.
www.destinationindia.com /travel_guide/kerala/literature.html   (476 words)

 New Page 3
The CD Rom contains Juz Amma, the 30th Sipara of the Holy Qur’an, recited by Suhail Valji.
Daughter of the late V M Nair, former managing editor of the Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi and Nalappat Balamani Amma, a celebrated Malayalam writer, the 67-year-old Madavikutty said she had taken the decision to embrace Islam on her own volition.
Mother of three sons, including well-known journalist M D Nalappad, former editor of Mathrubhumi and former resident editor of The Times of India, Bangalore, Madhavikutty said she felt that Islam would bring the much needed solace to her life.
www.africafederation.org /fedsamachar/jan2000/muslimworld.htm   (17416 words)

 Nandanam (2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Fantasy / Musical
Plot Outline: Balamani the devotee of Guruvayoorappan has only one friend and that is Guruvayoorappan.
I have seen this movie and would like to comment on it
www.imdb.com /title/tt0357946   (152 words)

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