|P. C. Kuttikrishnan|
|Born||Paruthulli Chalapram Kuttikrishna Menon
June 8, 1915
|Died||July 11, 1979
Medical college, Kottayam
|Occupation||Novelist, short story writer, journalist|
|Notable works||Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum, Ummachu|
|Notable awards||Sahitya Akademi Award|
P. C. Kuttikrishnan, popularly known by his penname Uroob (Malayalam: ഉറൂബ്; 1915 – 1979) was a famous Malayalam writer from Kerala state, South India. He, along with writers like Basheer, Thakazhi, Kesavadev, and Pottekkatt, formed the progressive writers in Malayalam during the twentieth century. Uroob is a recipient of Kendra Sahithya Academy Award (Malayalam) for his novel Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum.
Uroob (or Oroob) is the penname of P. C. Kuttikrishnan. The word "Uroob" means "eternal youth" in Persian language and "dawn" in Arabic. Uroob was a prominent member of the literary circle that had formed in the 1930s in Ponnani. Others in the group are the eminent critic Kuttikrishna Marar, young poets Edasseri Govindan Nair, Akkitham, Kadavanad Kuttikrishnan, and Moothedath Narayanan Vaidyar. Uroob had spent the best years of his creative life in Kozhikode where he was working in All India Radio. He, later went to Thiruvananthapuram as editor of Kunkumam magazine and from there to Kottayam to work as editor of Bhashaposhini published by Malayala Manorama group. He has also worked as the editor of Mangalodhayam magazine and Malayala Manorama weekly. He has also held the post of the president of Sahitya Akademi.
One of the most progressive novels in Malayalam, Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum (The Beautiful and the Handsome) was authored by Uroob. His other notable works include Ummachu (translated as The Beloved) and Aniyara.
- Aamina (1948)
- Kunjammayum Koottukarum (1952)
- Ummachu (1954)
- Mindappennu (1956)
- Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum (1958)
- Chuzhiku Pimbe Chuzhi (1967)
- Aniyara (1968)
- Ammini (1972)
- The Beloved (1974; Hind Pocket Books, English trans. of Ummachu by Raghava R. Menon).
- Short stories
- Gopalan Nayarude Thaddi
- Velutha Kutti
- Manjinmarayile Sooryan
- Neer Chalukal
- Thurannita Jalakam
- Neela Mala
- Kumbedukunna Mannu
- Ullavarum Ellathaverum
- Thamara Thopi
- Lathiyum Pookalum
- Mukham Mudikal
- Vasandhayude Amma
- Moulavium Changathimarum
- Nilavinde Rahasyam
- 3334-enta Charithum
- Reserve Chayyatha Berth
- Plays (theatre)
- Mannum Pennum
- Theekondu Kalikaruth
- Miss Chinnuvum Lady Januvum
- Essay compilations
- Kavi Samelanam
- Uroobinde Shaniazhichakal
- Uroobinde Lekhanangal
- Children's stories
- Anka Veeran
- Apuvinde Lokam
- Mallanum Maranavum
- Short film
- Madras Govt. Award (1948) - Kathir-Katta
- Madras Govt. Award (1949) - Thurannitta Jalakam
- Madras Govt. Award (1951) - Kumbedukkunna Mannu
- President of India's silver medal for Best Regional Film (1954) - Neelakuyil
- Kerala Sahithya Academy Award (1959) - Ummachu
- M. P. Paul award (1960) - Gopalan Nayarude Thady
- Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award (1960) - Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum
- Kerala State Film Award for Best Story (1971) - Ummachu
- Ashan Centenary Award (1973) - Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum
- Awards & Fellowships-Akademi Awards
- "Timely tribute to Uroob". The Hindu. 2005-04-29. Retrieved 2008-11-15.
- Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum
- "Writers visit Uroob museum". The Hindu. 2008-06-07. Retrieved 2008-11-15.
- "Facelift likely for Uroob museum". The Hindu. 2008-06-13. Retrieved 2008-11-15.
- "The Beloved, PC Kuttykrishnan, `Oroob' Original Malayalam title: Oommachoo".
- Kulwant Singh Virk, "Indianness in Indian Literature".