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NS Madhavan

Malayalam writer and commentator.

NS Madhavan is an acclaimed and popular contemporary Malayalam writer of novels, short stories and essays.

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What A Controversial Sri Narayana Guru Tableaux Tells Us About Kerala Politics

During the nineteenth century and the early part of twentieth century, almost all Hindu castes in Kerala went through turbulence, rebelling against the existing order that was perhaps the most rigid in India. Together, these social movements came to be known as <em>Navothanam</em> (Renaissance) in Malayalam. Sri Narayana Guru, who was born in the numerically strong Ezhava caste, through practical vision and spiritual leadership, transformed the social outlook of his community. But his impact went beyond the community. He was the principal change agent of the era for the downtrodden.
09/09/2015 12:25 PM IST