K. J. Baby

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K. J. Baby (born 27 February 1954) is an Indian writer and film director from the Kerala state.


Baby's literary works include Nadugaddika, Mavelimantam and Bespurkana. Mavelimantam won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 1994.[1] Baby, along with his wife Shirly, founded Kanavu, an alternative school/commune for Wayanad's Adivasi children.[2] He directed the film Guda (The Cage, 2003) which told the story of Kattunayakar tribe.[3]


  1. ^ "Kerala Sahitya Akademi Awards". Kerala Sahitya Akademi. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  2. ^ K. A. Shaji (22 March 2008). "Masti Ki Pathashala". At Kanavu he successfully implemented an unconventional system in which the senior students takes care of teaching juniors Tehelka.Kanavu stands apart as a model for addressing one of the serious issues of tribal life which is drop out of children from conventional schools. Kanavu also help the children to learn martial arts and traditional music. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  3. ^ "K. J. Baby". Cinemaofmalayalam.net. Retrieved 19 April 2014.