Hameed Chennamangaloor

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Abdul Hameed Areepattamannil
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Hameed Chennamangaloor delivering a speech in Muscat, Oman, on October 9, 2009.
Born 1948
Kerala, India
Pen name Hameed Chennamangaloor
Occupation Professor, Writer, Social Critic, Political Analyst
Nationality Indian
Spouse Sabira Kunnumpurath

Hameed Chennamangaloor (Abdul Hameed Areepattamannil; born 1948) is a prominent social critic in Kerala, India.[1][2] He is a staunch critic of religious fundamentalism.[3][4] He was born to Areepattamannil Abdul Salam of Chennamangaloor and Katheeshumma of Perumanna. He had his early education at Chennamangaloor and Mukkam. After getting his BA and MA degrees, he began his career as a probationary officer in State Bank of Travancore. Later, he left the job and took up a job under the Department of Higher Education, Government of Kerala, as a lecturer of English language and literature.[5] He became the Head of the Department of English at Government Arts and Science College, Kozhikode in 2002, a position which he held until his retirement in 2003.

Writer and Orator[edit]

Hameed Chennamangaloor has authored several books in Malayalam. Besides, he contributes to Malayalam magazines and dailies regularly. He makes public speeches, too. He frequently gives radio talks on Akashvani's local station.[citation needed] Hameed has also been frequently interviewed about matters relating to contemporary affairs in the press and on the television.

Selected Books[edit]

  • 'Deivathinte rashtriyam' (Politics of God) (Mathrubhumi Books, 2011)
  • Marxism, Islamism, Secularism (Mathrubhumi Books, 2009)
  • ' Beegarathayude dhaivashasthram' (D. C. Books, 2007)[6]
  • ' Hameed Chennamangaloorinte thiranjedutha lekhanangal' (Haritham Books, 2007)
  • ' Matham, rashtreeyam, janadhipathyam' (Mathrubhumi Books, 2005)
  • ' Oru Indian Musliminte sothanthra chindhakal' (Translation)[7]

Selected Articles[edit]


  1. ^ The Hindu, September 29, 2008
  2. ^ The Hindu, July 2, 2005
  3. ^ The Hindu, November 13, 2004
  4. ^ India Today, March 28, 2005
  5. ^ The Hindu, April 13, 2000
  6. ^ "Malayalam Books Online". www.puzha.com. Retrieved 2017-04-06. 
  7. ^ "::Chinthapublishers::". chinthapublishers.com. Retrieved 2017-04-06. 

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