Rahul Easwar

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Rahul Easwar
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Nationality Indian
Occupation Author, Activism

Rahul Easwar (Malayalam: രാഹുൽ ഈശ്വർ) is an Indian author and activist. He undertook an undergraduate degree in philosophy and psychology and thereafter studied Management, Entrepreneurship and Global Leadership at the London School of Economics. Easwar has written three books on Indian philosophy and is a panelist on national news media. He is also the Kerala State Youth Commission co-ordinator responsible for implementing cyber education, pre-marital orientation and anti narcotic policies.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Easwar is the son of Easwaran Nampoothiri and Mallika, and the grandson of Kandararu Maheshwararu, senior supreme priest of Sabarimala. He is married to television personality Deepa Vijayan.

Activism[edit]

Easwar is known as a right of centre voice in the national and Kerala Media. He initiated a campaign against the artist M. F. Husain resulting in the cancellation of his "Raja Ravi Varma Puraskar" award. He has conducted campaigns for tribal rights and was arrested along with a thousand members of the Malayaraya Tribal Community.[3] He has conducted lecture tours on Indian philosophy across 12 nations including the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka.

Controversies[edit]

Easwar was the voice who defended Sabarimala, Mata Amritanandamayi[4] and the Travancore Royal Family in the controversies they faced. He was engaged in a fight with Devasom Board for rights of Tribals in Sabarimala. He was criticised for participating in the Malayalam version of Big Boss, Malayalee House and for getting close to another contestant in the show, Rosin Jolly.[5]

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