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International Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature: Malayalam (Volume VI)

Ganga Ram Garg (Author)
Synopsis Being Volume VI of the Series: International Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature (Vol. I dealing with the literatures of Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit & Apabhramsa, 1987. Vol. II, III, IV & V covering Tamil, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu respectively), the present work on Malayalam offers articles on all important poets, dramatists. Fiction writers, essayists and critics and their important works from the beginning of Malayalam literature down to the present times. The entries are arranged alphabetically. Generally articles on Indian writers go with their Christian names. But there are cross references under their surnames. This would enable one to locate the writers easily. The articles have been compiled and edited by Dr. Ganga Ram Gar, the editor of International Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature Series. These have been read by Dr. K. Ramachandran Nair, Professor and Head of the Department of Malayalam, University of Kerala, Trivandrum. For non-Malayalam readers and for those who want to have a bird’s eye-view of Malayalam literature, a Survey has been placed in the beginning of the Volume. The first work of its kind in English about Malayalam literature. It should serve the purpose of a handy reference tool. It is a must for the libraries of colleges, universities, institutes, academies and for scholars. It should prove quite useful where Malayalam is studied but also where there is a comparative study of modern Indian languages. It also serves the purpose of those non-Malayalam scholars, who happen to come across names of Malayalam writers and their works. Since Malayalam forms a language of the Dravidian group, the Encyclopaedia should attract special attention in South India.
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About the author

Ganga Ram Garg

Dr. Ganga Ram Garg, the Editor of the present Series: International Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature has several works to his credit, including the Concise Oxford Companion to Hindi Literature (1963), encyclopaedia of Indian Literature (Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit & Apabhramsa; 1982), World Perspectives on Swami Dayananda Saraswati (1984), and Encyclopaedia of World Hindi Literature (1986). Encouraged by the late Professor Suniti Kumar Chatterji, Dr. Garg’s interest in Indian Literature, Indian Mythology and related areas has spanned over a period of 30 years. With the active assistance of eminent Indian Scholars, he has been preparing International Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature in several volumes to cover all major Indian Languages, the work is being published by Mittal Publications. He is also currently working on a gigantic project of Hindu Encyclopaedia. Holding a doctorate in English Literature from Panjab University. Dr. Garg has been associated with Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Hardwar for some 35 years, where he worked as Senior Lecturer, Registrar and Vice-Chancellor; he is at present a Senator. For his work on Dayananda, he was honoured by the Maharshi Dayananda Nirvana Centenary Celebrations committee, Ajmer.

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Bibliographic information

Title International Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature: Malayalam (Volume VI)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1988
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170990610
length xvi+153p., 25cm.