Joseph Edamaruku

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Joseph Edamaruku (7 September 1934 – 29 June 2006), popularly identified by his surname Edamaruku, was a 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 Abraham Kovoor. His son, Sanal Edamaruku, is an Indian rationalist and president of the Rationalist International. Some of his 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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