Janakikutty resides at Perinthalmanna in Palhat district. Has published three collections of poetry “Vimochanageethangal” (Liberation Songs), “Njan Sryanan” (I am the sun) and “Charitratheetham” (Beyond History). Has written many articles and songs. The poem “Kalam Vilichuparanjath” (What Time Proclaims) from the collection Charithraatheetham (Beyond History) is included here. Janakikutty’s poetry is a fight against history. In his introduction poet O.N.V Kurup evaluates the poem “What time proclaims” thus: “The poem gives a new definition to freedom in the light of modern times. We realize that we are living in an age when Independence Day celebrations have been reduced to jst a flag hoisting- a mere ritual.

“Charithatheetham” (“Beyond History”). Nooranad: Unma Publications. 2003.


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