Saturday, February 4, 2012

Lalithambika Antherjanam - 25th Death Anniversary

25th death anniversary of Malayalam's beloved author Smt. Lalithambika Antherjanam falls on 6th February, this year.  A commemorative function is organised by at Bharath Tourist Home, Ernakulam at 5:00 pm.  All are welcome to attend.  
Born during a period when our women folk were bonded by centuries old customs and traditions, Smt Antherjanam fought her way to into the hears of every literature loving Keralite.
Her first collection of poems were published in1936. Later seven more collections were published, the best known among them being ‘Aayirathiri.’ Her short story collections ‘Moodupadathil,’ ‘Kalathinde Edukal,’ ‘Kodumkattil Ninnu,’ ‘Irupathy Varshathinu Sesham,’ ‘Agnipushpangal,’ and ‘Dhirendu Majumdarude Amma.’
‘Agnisakshi’, famous novel by Smt Antherjanam,which won the Sahitya Akademi award in 1976 - at her age of sixty-seven.This wonderful novel-the first among her novels- reflects the conflicts between the orthodox and the progressive elements in the community. Her other works are ‘Kotumkattil petta oru ila ‘(a leaf caught in a typhoon) and ‘Manikyan.’ She passed away in 1987. 
 Yogakshemasabha pays homage to her ever loving memory.
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