N. P. Mohammed
N. P. Mohammed (1 July 1928 – 3 January 2003), popularly known by his initials N.P., was a Malayalam novelist and short story writer from Kerala state, South India. He, along with his contemporaries like M. T. Vasudevan Nair, O. V. Vijayan, Kakkanadan, and Kamala Das ushered in a modernist movement in Malayalam fiction in the late 1950s. During his long literary career NP served as the President of Kerala Sahitya Akademi.
His novel Daivathinte Kannu won the Kendra Sahithya Academy Award (Malayalam) in 1993. NP wrote the novel Arabi Ponnu (The Arab Gold) along with M. T. Vasudevan Nair. MT and Mohamed stayed in a rented house in Karuvarakkundu village, Kozhikode for a period of two weeks to complete this work. The novel Hiranyakasipu, which tells us a story of power and politics, brings characters from Hindu mythology into a modern political setting in Kerala.
Malayalam writer and academic N. P. Hafiz Mohamad is the son of N. P. Mohammed.
List of works
- Arabi Ponnu (1960, The Gold of Arabia; written with M. T. Vasudevan Nair)
- Daivathinte Kannu (1990, winner of Kendra Sahithya Academy Award)
- Guha (Cave)
Short story collections
- N.P. Mohammedinte Kathakal (2002)ln Malayalam
- Ente Priyappetta Kathakal (2003)
- "N.P. Mohammed laid to rest with State honours". The Hindu. 4 January 2003. Retrieved 2009-05-24.
- George, K. M. (1994). Modern Indian Literature, an Anthology: Surveys and poems. Sahitya Akademi. ISBN 978-81-7201-324-0.
- "Pall of gloom at Sahitya Akademi". The Hindu. 4 January 2003. Retrieved 2009-05-24.
- Awards & Fellowships-Akademi Awards Archived 2009-08-28 at the Wayback Machine.
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