Samastha Kerala Sahitya Parishad will celebrate the one week from ‘Kerala Piravi’ Day, that is, November 1 to November 7, as ‘Malayalam Language Week’. The celebrations will be marked by talks on various topics related to the language by leading writers in Malayalam.
It will be inaugurated by writer T Padmanabhan in a formal function to be presided over by Parishad president M Leelavathi to be held at Mahakavi G Auditorium here at 10 am.
Writer Sushmesh Chandroth, N K Desham, O V Usha, Prof M Achyuthan, M V Benny and P I Ibrahimkutty will also attend the inauguration.
The formal inauguration will be followed by an afternoon session on poetry, which will be inaugurated by poet Sreekumaran Thampi and attended by poets like S Joseph, R K Damodharan, Venu V Desham Sebastian, Ram Mohan Paliyath, Kuzhur Wilson, Vineetha Mahesh, Bijoy Chandran, S Kalesh, P T Binu, Baker Methala, Ajeesh Dasan, Nurul Amin, Patyam Vishwanath, Cheriyan Kuniyathodath, Dr Ambalapuzha Gopakumar, Dhanu Elamkunnapuzha, Chantiroor Divakaran, J T Ambaloor, Prafulan Tripunithura, R S Bhaskar, P S Hamid, P V Krishnan, Aymanam Raveendran Nettur C P John, A K Kutipuzha, Pullarkkatt Babu, T C K Perumbadavam, Ashmannur Hariharan. Poets Ramya Ram, Adeena Neeranj, Aryambika, Kannimol and Vijayalakshmi will also attend the session.
Sessions will begin at 4.30 pm from November 2. The second day session on technology and Malayalam literature will be inaugurated by Prof B Ikbal and will feature writers like Prof K Aravindakshan, Paul Talekkad, K M Roy, Anilkumar Vadavathur, K Anwar Sadath. Suresh Chandran, Thuravoor Vishwambaran and P N Prasannakumar will speak during the event.
The third day will discuss the trajectory of Malayalam stories. Veteran writer Punathil Kunjabdula will inaugurate the third day session.
Writers C R Omanakuttan, Subhash Chandran, T N Prakash, P K Parakkadavu, E P Sreekumar, Sreekumari Ramachandran and P V Shajikumar will be featured on the third day.
T N Vishwambaran, K L Mohana Varma and Samad Panayapalli will also attend the event.
The fourth day, which will be inaugurated by writer and critic P Vatsala, will discuss in detail about novel writing in Malayalam. Novelists U K Kumaran, K R Meera, E Santhoshkumar, Femina Jabar, Manoharan V Perakam and Soumya Thomas will be the main speakers. Writer C Radhakrishnan, N R Shashikumar and John Ditto P R will also speak.
Dr Scaria Sakaria will inaugurate the fifth day. Balachandran Vadekkedath, Sunil P Ilayidam, G Ushakumari, Ragunathan Parali, Shaji Jacob and Arya K will be the main speakers on the fifth day. Veteran writer and critic M K Sanu will preside over the day’s session which will also be attended by T Jayachandran and M P Prakasham.
The sixth day will discuss plays in Malayalam. The session will be inaugurated by Joy Mathew and presided over by Balachandran Chullikad. Speakers for the day will be K P A C Beatrice, Varghese Kaattiparamban, Njarackal Sreeni, Sreemoolanagaram Mohan, Cheriyanoor Jayaprasad and Satheesh Sangamithra. N K Sherif and Adv Sajan Mannali will also address the audience .
On November 7, the sessions will discuss new age Malayalam poetry and will be inaugurated by poet Prabha Varma and presided over by Prof M Thomas Mathew.