Joseph Edamaruku

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Joseph Edamaruku (7 September 1934 – 29 June 2006), popularly identified by his surname Edamaruku, was a well known journalist and rationalist from Kerala. He was the Delhi Bureau chief of the Malayalam magazine Keralasabdam for more than twenty years, and the founder-editor of Therali, a rationalist periodical in Malayalam. He was president of the Indian Rationalist Association from 1995 to 2005.

As a rationalist and an atheist, he wrote over 170 books on various subjects ranging from religion to philosophy to miracles. His autobiography, The Times that Raised the Tempest won a Kerala Literary Academy award. He also translated and published in Malayalam the complete works of Dr. Abraham Kovoor. His son, Sanal Edamaruku, is a prominent Indian rationalist and president of the Rationalist International. Some of his most important works are:

  1. Kristhuvum Krishnanum Jeevichirunnilla (Christ & Krishna Never Lived)
  2. Upanishathukal Oru Vimarsana Patanam (Upanishands: A Critical Study)
  3. Quran Oru Vimarsana Patanam (Quran: A Critical Study)
  4. Bhagavad Gita Oru Vimarsana Patanam (Bhagavad Gita: A Critical Study)
  5. Yukthivada Rashtram (Rationalist Nation)
  6. Kovoorinte Sampoorna Krithikal (Complete Works of Abraham Kovoor: Translation)

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