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Ramavarma Appan Thampuran Memorial

Ramavarma Appan Thampuran Memorial
LocationAyyanthole, Thrissur city, Kerala, India
TypeMemorial
Beginning date1976

Ramavarma Appan Thampuran Memorial was established in 1976 at Ayyanthole, Thrissur city in Kerala in memory of Ramavarma Appan Thampuran for his literary and cultural contributions.[1][2] The memorial was established under Kerala Sahitya Academy in Kumarapuram Palace where Ramavarma Appan Thampuran lived. The memorial contains a library which have a vast collection of famous books, journals, magazines, etc.[3][4]

Malayalam Library

The memorial library is the only one in Kerala where 7,160 bound volumes of magazines are available. The priceless collections include hundred years old Vidyavinodini (1065-1077), first volumes of Bhashaposhini (1069-1109), Sathyanada Kahalam, Rasikaranjini (1078- 1082) started by Appan Thampuran, Mangalodayam and Athmaposhini. It also contains memorabilia of Joseph Mundassery, Appan Thampuran, Kuttipuzha Krishna Pillai, Vilasini, Kainikkara Kumara Pillai, Puthencavu Mathan Tharakan and 250 other writers' original manuscripts are preserved in the memorial. A huge 3,000 different magazines from the beginning of Malayalam literature and a writer’s museum are parts of this memorial. It has five cottages, namely Kairali gramam each with a writing room, kitchen, veranda and a hall.

References

  1. ^ Amaresh Datta (1988). Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature: devraj to jyoti. Sahitya Akademi. p. 1737. ISBN 978-81-260-1194-0.
  2. ^ Decennial Celebrations, The Hindu
  3. ^ "Ramavarma Appan Thampuran Memorial". MPCC Kerala. Archived from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
  4. ^ "Ramavarma Appan Thampuran Smarakam" (PDF). Kerala Govt. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 November 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-25.