Janayugom

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Janayugom
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) Communist Party of India Kerala State Committee
Editor-in-chief Binoy Viswam
Founded 1947
Political alignment Left-wing
Language Malayalam
Website janayugomonline.com

Janayugom is the official organ of the Kerala State Committee of the Communist Party of India. It was started in 1947 from Quilon as a weekly magazine to propagate the news and views of the party and the first editor was N. Gopinathan Nair. By the 1950s, the Janayugom daily newspaper also was started and by the 70s the Janayugom family of publications had expanded with new members- Cinerama, a film weekly, Balayugom, a children's monthly and Janayugom Novelpathippu, a literary magazine. Later all these publications stopped one by one and only a monthly magazine from Calicut remained. In 2007 Janayugom was rvenated, now as a daily news paper. Marxist theoreticians like C. Unniraja have been its chief editors. Janayugom has the credit of discovering and introducing a host of new writers and artists who later became luminaries in Kerala's cultural sphere. Some of Kerala's distinguished intellectuals have edited the weekly during various periods. They include Kambisseri Karunakaran (who was editor for the longest period and shaped the weekly into its popular form), a theatre personality and humorist, Vaikom Chandrasekharan Nair, a novelist, playwright and orator, Thirunalloor Karunakaran, a revolutionary, poet and scholar, Malayattoor Ramakrishnan, a novelist and cartoonist, and Kaniyapuram Ramachandran, a playwright and orator. Presently its editor is Binoy Viswam, Ex Minister, succeeding M. P. Achuthan who is a Member of the Rajya Sabha, upper house of Indian Parliament.