Born at Kottiyoor in Kannur. After taking her first religious vow in 1974 and second vow in1982, she became a member of the religious community of sisters of the Sacred Heart in the Thalassery province. She worked as a lecturer in St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakkda, St. Aloshyas College, Elthrthu and Prajyothi nikethan College Puthukad.
Sister Ancy’s published work is “Ulloorum Prabodhatmakathayum” (Ulloor and Awakening) (1999).
The work “Ulloorum Prabodhatmakathayum” is a story of the poetry of Ulloor which was very nique because of his poetic style and approach. ‘Asthikyathinte Sankeerthanagal” (Psalms of Faith in God) is the third chapter of this book. Ulloor’s poems reveal his personality and identity. It is based on his complete faith in God- which was never institutionalized.
The writer discovers that vales like love and perseverance which the poet celebrate so beautifully gather energy from Ulloor’s deep faith in God. Sister Ancy steps into areas which others hesitate to enter and studies exhaustingly the poetry of Ulloor and establishes that Ulloor was basically a poet of spiritual awakening.
Born at Chalakkudi in Thrissur on October 20, 1936. She is a Senior Thiruvathira Artist. She retired as principal from N. S. S. Irinjalakuda. “Thiruvathirayum Sthreekalude Mattu Vruthanushtanangalum” (“Thiruvathira and other Vrutha Rituals of Women”), “Keraleeya Kalayum Thiruvathirayum” (“Kerala’s Art and Thiruvathira”), “Chillu Kottaram” (“Glass Palace”), “Abhaya Kendram” (“Centre of Refuge”), “Ezhu Ekangangal” (“Seven One Act Plays”), “Sapnom ka Mahal” (“Dream Mansion”), and “Pooja Ki Ankhem” (“Eyes of Pooja”) are her published works. N. Draupadi is the recipient of Award for Thiruvathira instituted by Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy in 2004. She also received Guru Sthaneeya Award by Thanjavoor Sath Zone Cultural Centre (2004), Seva puraskar by Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha (1997), Seva Samman Puraskar by Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha (2003), Vishista Pracharak Seva Puraskar Certificate and Gold Medal by Dakshina, Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha (Madras) (2003), Puraskar and certificate of Honour by Kerala State Hindi Pracharak Samithi for Literary Achievements in Hindi (2007). In the story ‘Chita’ (‘Funeral Pyre’), the writer delineates the thoughts of a small boy at the death of his father. The boy, who enquires why his mother is weeping, does not know that his father, who has to shine as the lamp of his house, has met with a heroic death for his country. When they put the body into the pyre, the boy who has been thinking that his father was sleeping, cries out “Don’t burn my father, Mother, ask them not to burn my father, Grandpa, tell grandpa, that my father should not be burnt”. As the pyre burns a fire blazes in his tender heart also.
Sabeena M. Sali born in Alwaye as the daughter of Subaida and Muhammad Kunju. She secured degrees such as B. Sc HDC and D. Pharm. Currently she works in the Glf as a Pharmacist. The story “Kalippaattangal Karayunnu” (“Toys Cry”) from the collection “Pzha Paranja Kadha” had been much appreciated by the readers. The theme of the story is the disappearance of an eight year old girl and her subsequent death. The writer makes use of the current events for her story. The quality of this story is the honesty of the narrative and language.