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Unit 1

Ancient poet trio: Adhyatmaramayanam,
Lakshmana Swanthanam (valsa soumitre… mungikidakayal), Ezhuthachan – Medieval period classics – Jnanappana (kalaminnu… vilasangalingane), Poonthanam

Unit 2

Modern Poet trio: Ente Gurunathan, Vallathol Narayana Menon – Critical analysis of the poem.

Unit 3

Short stories from period 1/2/3, Poovanpazham – Vaikaom Muhammed Basheer – Literary & Cultural figures of Kerala and about their literary contributions.

Unit 4

Literary Criticism: Ithihasa studies – Bharatha Paryadanam – Vyasante Chiri – Kuttikrishna Mararu – Outline of literary Criticism in Malayalam Literature – Introduction to Kutti Krishna Mararu & his outlook towards literature & life.

Unit 5

Error-free Malayalam: 1. Language; 2. Clarity of expression; 3. Punctuation – Thettillatha Malayalam

Writing – a. Expansion of ideas; b .PrecisWriting; c. Essay Writing; d. Letter writing; e. Radio Speech; f. Script / Feature / Script Writing; g. News Editing; h. Advertising; i. Editing; j. Editorial Writing; k. Critical appreciation of literary works (Any one or two as an assignment).

Text Books


  • P. K. Balakrishnanan, Thunjan padhanangal, D. C. Books, 2007.
  • G. Balakrishnan Nair, Jnanappanayum Harinama Keerthanavum, N. B. S, 2005.
  • M. N. Karasseri, Basheerinte Poonkavanam, D. C. Books, 2008.
  • M. N. Vijayan, Marubhoomikal Pookkumbol, D. C. Books, 2010.
  • M. Thomas Mathew, Lavanyanubhavathinte Yukthisasthram, National Book Stall, 2009.
  • M. Leelavathy, Kavitha Sahityacharitram, National Book Stall, 1998.
  • Thayattu Sankaran, Vallathol Kavithapadhanam, D. C. Books, 2004.

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