Balamani Amma: Google Doodle celebrates South Dravidian poet’s 113th birth day of remembrance

Balamani Amma Google Doodle: Amma had no formal education, and was greatly influenced by her maternal uncle and his library. She revealed over twenty anthologies of poems, beside alternative works as well as translations.  




Google on Tuesday celebrated acclaimed Indian author Balamani Amma’s 113th birth day of remembrance with a special doodle dedicated to her. She continues to be called the ‘amma’ (mother) and ‘muthassi’ (grandmother), of Malayalam poetry.

 Amma was the recipient of varied awards and honours just like the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour, in 1987; the Sahitya Akademi Award for Muthassi in 1965; the Saraswati Samman for Nivedyam in 1995, among others. 

Her alternative well-known works were Amma, Mazhuvinte Katha (The Story of the Axe), and Sandhya. Amma had no formal education, and was greatly influenced by her maternal uncle and his library. She revealed over twenty anthologies of poems, in conjunction with alternative works together with translations. 

 Amma’s alternative influences embody Vallathol Narayana Menon, one in every of the trio poets of recent South Dravidian, and Nalapat Narayana Menon. She wrote associate degree lament for the latter, Lokantharangalil.

Amma has successively served as a concept to later generations of Malayalam poets, a outstanding example being Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri. The Kochi International Book truthful provides a money prize for writers in her name, the Balamani Amma Award. 

Her female offspring, Kamala Das, would persist to become a celebrated author in addition. Das’ life story Ente Katha (My Story) is one in all the foremost standard and well-regarded works in twentieth century Indian literature

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