Manorama Thampuratti

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Manorama Thampuratti was an 18th-century Sanskrit scholar. She belonged to Kizhakke Kovilakam of Kottakkal, a branch of the Zamorin dynasty of Kozhikode. Being a member of the royal family, she was fortunate to get a traditional Sanskrit education, which was not common for women at that time. She mastered the language and so got access to the treasure of knowledge on various sastras at a young age. She composed several verses in Sanskrit and was known all over Kerala as a gifted poet. However, except for few shlokas, not much is available of her work.

She was also the contemporary of Sree Karthika Tirunal Balarama Varma Maharaja of Travancore (1724–98), who had the title 'Dharma Raja', meaning 'the king of righteousness'. During the time when Malabar was invaded by Tipu Sultan of Mysore, she stayed in exile at Travancore. It was during her exile at Travancore that the king completed the treatise on dramaturgy viz. Balarama Bharatam and Manorama Thampuratty offered her comments and suggestions, leading to its fruitful completion.[1] Her correspondence with king Karthika Tirunal is of historic importance.

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  1. ^ Devika , Methil. "Balarama Bharatam by Maharaja Kartika Thirunal Balarama Varma". Retrieved May 13, 2012.