V.K.N.

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V.K.N.


Born
in Thrissur, India
April 06, 1932

Died
January 25, 2004

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V.K.N.' or VKN (abbreviated from his full name Vadakkke Koottala Narayanankutty Nair) (6 April 1932 - 25 January 2004) was a pathbreaking and celebrated Malayalam writer, noted mainly for his high-brow satire. Apart from novels, he wrote short stories and political commentaries. A native of Kerala in south India, his works are considered distinctive for their multi-layered humour, trenchant criticism of the socio-political classes and uncanny ability to twist the meanings of words contextually, thus lend a touch of magic to his language (which, at times, was English too).
VKN's works call for an attentive and informed reader who can recognise his allusions and follow his changes in language, where he shifts between English, Hindi, Malayalam
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More books by V.K.N.…
“ഭരണിപ്പാട്ട് പാടരുത് എന്നുണ്ടത്രെ. കൊടുങ്ങല്ലൂരമ്മയെ നിരോധിക്കാൻ ധൈര്യണ്ടോ സർക്കാരിന്?”
V.K.N., Podipooram Thirunal