T. P. Rajeevan

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T P Rajeevan (Thachom Poyil Rajeevan) (
തച്ചംപൊയിൽ രാജീവൻ
Born (1959-06-28)28 June 1959
Nationality Indian
Occupation Writer
Years active 1970- present
Spouse(s) PR Sadhana
Children Sreedevi & Parvathy
Parent(s) Thachom Poyil Raghavan Nair & K Devi Amma
Awards Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for novel in 2014, KTN Kotur Ezhuthum Jeevithavum. Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Novel,[1]

T P Rajeevan (Thachom Poyil Rajeevan)[2] Born 1959 at Paleri, a rural village on the banks of the Kuttiady River in the valley of the Western Ghats in Kozhikode district, T P Rajeevan (Thachom Poyil Rajeevan) writes in Malayalam and English. In English, he has published a novel (Undying Echoes of Silence), and two poetry collections (Kannaki, and He Who Was Gone Thus). He has also edited an anthology of poems (Third Word: Post Socialist Poetry) with Croatian poet, Lana Derkac. His published works in Malayalam include: two novels Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha (novel), and KTN Kottor: Ezhuthum Jeevithavum, six poetry collections (Vathil, Rashtratamtram , Korithachanal ,Vayalkkarayil Ippolillatha, Pranayasatakam, and Dheergakalam; a travelogue (Purappettu Poya Vakku); and an essay collection ( Athe Akasam Athe Bhoomi). Both of his novels in Malayalam were made into movies, KTN Kottoor: Ezhuthum Jeevithavum was also adapted as a movie titled asNjaan He was awarded the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel KTN Kottor: Ezhuthum Jeevithavum, in 2014. He was also awarded the Madras Malayalee Samajam Award and K Surendran Award.


T. P. Rajeevan's two major novels, Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha (novel) (Paleri Manikyam: A Midnight Murder Mystery) and KTN Kottoor: Ezhuthum Jeevithavum, which were originally serialised in Mathrubhumi Illustrated Weekly, caught the attention of the public and were widely acclaimed. Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathira Kolapathakathinte Katha was adapted into a film with the same name by Ranjith in 2009 and had Mammootty playing three major characters. Although many critics consider the film inferior when compared to the novel, it still won many awards. Rajeevan also wrote this novel in English, titled Undying Echoes of Silence. In 2014, his novel KTN Kottoor: Ezhuthum Jeevithavum was also adapted as a movie, Njaan by director Renjith.


His poems have been translated and anthologised in various languages. He is also an editor for Yeti Books, the first publishing house in Kerala to publish exclusively in English. The venture received accolades from Sashi Tharoor who wrote in his column in The Hindu thus:

That the University of Calicut harbours such talent in its midst is itself a priceless public relations asset of which I hope the University's administrators are proud.


His collection of poems in English titled He Who Was Gone Thus was well received. Anita Nair in a review appeared in the Hindu said that the collection would dazzle the reader even as one skimmed through it.[4] His latest book in Malayalam is a travelogue named Purappettu Pokunna Vaakku.

Awards and fellowships[edit]

Rajeevan was selected to Leadig House International Writers Residency in 2008. He is the second invitee from Kerala, and eight one from India.[5]

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  1. ^ "TP Rajeevan, Gopikrishnan win Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award - Authors". English.mathrubhumi.com. 2016-02-29. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  2. ^ "Mirrors and Windows". The Hindu. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  3. ^ "The Hindu : ... worth lauding". Hinduonnet.com. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  4. ^ "Accessible poetry". The Hindu. 2004-01-04. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  5. ^ "Archive News". The Hindu. Retrieved 2016-12-01.