Remembering Ayyappa Paniker

When Ayyappa Paniker, barely 30, published his masterpiece, Kurukshetram, in 1960, critics called him the 'T S Eliot of Malayalam' to denigrate him as a copycat.

Paniker was not content with enriching Malayalam poetry with his own creations. He took care to translate a number of poets from abroad and also took his own poetry to distant lands.

He gave no interviews, but interviewed several poetic geniuses and provided insights into their personalities and poetry. He traveled extensively in search of great minds and great poetry.

T P Sreenivasan remembers the great Malayalam poet. Read report
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