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Why is ezhuthachan called father of Malayalam?

Why is ezhuthachan called father of Malayalam?

Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan was known as the ‘Father of Malayalam language and literature. In a way, he had made great contributions to the language and in building the Bhakti cult among people of all sects, cutting across castes within Hindus.

What is ezhuthachan contribution to Malayalam literature?

In Malayalam literature, Ezhuthachan has a place comparable to that of Tulsidas in Hindi. Though his predecessors like Cheeraman, Niranan poets and Cherusseri contributed in assimilating the great epics of Sanskrit into Malayalam, they concentrated on the basic story lines.

Which caste is ezhuthachan?

According to website of the Nairs Academy of Information Research and Services, Thunchath Ezhuthachan was one of the prominent personalities who belonged to the Nair community.

Where is ezhuthachan born?

Tirur, India
Thunchaththu Ezhuthachan/Place of birth

Who is known as father of Malayalam?

Portrait of Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan,the father of the Malayalam language.

Who Found Malayalam language?

Raja Raja Varma
Raja Raja Varma in late 19th century CE. The first travelogue in any Indian language is the Malayalam Varthamanappusthakam, written by Paremmakkal Thoma Kathanar in 1785….

Dialects Jeseri (Lakshadweep), Arabi Malayalam, Suriyani, Judeo-Malayalam, Beary

Who is known as mother of Malayalam literature?

Balamani Amma
Died 29 September 2004 (aged 95) Kochi, Kerala, India
Occupation Poet
Genre Poetry
Notable awards Padma Bhushan, Sahitya Akademi Award, Saraswati Samman, Asan Prize, Ezhuthachan Award

Which caste is highest in Kerala?

The Nambudiri Brahmins were at the top of the ritual caste hierarchy, outranking even the kings.

Is Menon a caste?

Menon is a surname of the Nair community of Kerala, India, and was an honorific hereditary title, often used as an affix to one’s name, bestowed by the various kings of Kerala (including the Zamorin) to the members Kiryathil subcaste of Nairs. Thus the children of such Maharajahs held the Menon title.

Who is father of Malayalam language?

Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan
File:Portrait of Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan,the father of the Malayalam language.

Which city is tirur?


Tirur City
State Kerala
District Malappuram
• Type Municipality

Which is the first Malayalam newspaper?

Rajyasamacharam was the first newspaper in Malayalam. This was started by Hermann Gundert under the Christian missionaries of Basel Mission in June 1847 from Illikkunnu in Thalassery.

What does the name Ezhuthachan mean in Malayalam?

‘Ezhuthachan’ is a sobriquet given to him as a sign of respect. ‘Ezhuthu’ means ‘writing’ and ‘Achan’ means ‘Father’ or ‘Guru.’ ‘Ezhuthachan’ thus means ‘The Guru of writing.’ Presently, however, Ezhuthachan stands as a surname in Kerala. His parent’s names are not known clearly. Thunchaththu Ezhuthachan’s caste is arguable.

What kind of script did Ezhuthachan write in?

However, Ezhuthachan wrote his Malayalam poems in Arya-ezhuttu (Malayalam script), a Grantha-based script originally used to write Sanskrit. He did so to easily translate Veda Vyasa’s epics in Sanskrit to Malayalam easily. Later his written Malayalam became popularized and thus he was given the name of ‘Father of Malayalam’.

Which is the caste name of Thunchathu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan?

Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan is known in different names – Ezhuthachan (his caste name), Thunchaththu Ezhuthachan and Thunchathu Ezhuthachan. He was born in Trikkantiyur, in the town of Tirur, in Vettathunadu. Before his writings, Malayalam literature didn’t own any distinct style and its works have borrowed words from other languages also.

When was Ezhuthachan born and when did he die?

Ulloor Parameshwara Iyer has surmised that Ezhuthachan was born in 1495 AD and lived upto 1575. Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan, as he was known, was a Malayalam devotional poet and linguist.