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Hrdayakumari B.

B. Hrydayakumari was born in September 1930.She is the daughter of the great poet and freedom fighter Bodheswaran and V. K. Karthiyayani and the sister of the great poetess Sugathakumari. She studied in Cotton Hill School, Women’s College and University College. She is a post graduate in English literature. Hrydayakumari was an English lecturer in University College and Women’s college, Trivandrum. She retired in 1986 as the principal of Women’s College. She has published several literary studies as well as articles on education and socially relevant subjects. She has also done translations both in English and Malayalam.

               Hrydayakumari’s important published works are Kalpanikata (Romanticism), Ormakalile Vasantam (spring in the memories) and Navothanam Angalasamoohathil (Renaissance in English society).

             The book Romanticism had received Sophia Award and Kerala Sahithya Academy Award. Her book Renaissance in English society received R. Sankanarayanan Thampy Award in 2004.She was also the recipient of Disa Green Globe Award and Gupthan Nair Award.

          Romanticism is a book of several studies on romanticism. This book is an observation of romantic experiences. The writer has made an attempt to capture the romantic mind and romantic experiences based on several poems in English and Malayalam. The English poets included in the study are Wordsworth, Cleridge, Shelly, Byron and Keats and Malayalam poets like Asan, Changampuzha and Edappally.

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