Vijayalakshmi (poet)

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Vijayalakshmi Malayalam Poet.jpg
Native name
Born (1960-08-02) August 2, 1960 (age 59)
Mulanthuruthy, Ernakulam district, Kerala, India
Alma mater
Notable works
  • Mrigasikshakan
  • Oozham
Notable awards
SpouseBalachandran Chullikkadu
ChildrenOne son

Vijayalakshmi (born 2 August 1960) is a Malayalam–language poet from the south Indian state of Kerala.


Vijayalakshmi was born on 2 August 1960 in Mulanthuruthy village in Ernakulam district as the daughter of Kuzhikkattil Raman Velayudhan and Kamalakshi. She completed her education from Chottanikkara Government High School, St. Teresa's College, Ernakulam and Maharajas College. She completed her graduation in Biology and obtained her masters in Malayalam literature with a first rank from Kerala University. She is married to Balachandran Chullikkadu, a known Malayalam poet.[1]

Literary career[edit]

Her poem was first published in 1977 in Kalakaumudi weekly.[2] During her graduation period, she won prizes in the Kerala University Youth Festival in story-writing and poetry.

She has published numerous poems in Malayalam. She was a member of the Executive Committee and General Council of Kerala Sahitya Akademi. She has also held various other posts in the Academy, such as its Advisory Board Member and the Convener of its Publication Committee. She also served as Vice President of the Samastha Kerala Sahitya Parishad.

Many of Vijayalakshmi's poems try to establish gender-equality and question the dichotomy on women. Literary critic M. Leelavathy lauds the concept of feminism in Vijayalakshmi as a continuation of the feminism of the Malayalam poet Balamani Amma.


  • Mrigasikshakan (1992, DC Books, Kottayam)
  • Thachante Makal (1992, DC Books, Kottayam)
  • Mazhathan Mattetho Mukham (1999, DC Books, Kottayam)
  • Himasamadhi (2001, DC Books, Kottayam)
  • Anthyapralobhanam (2002, DC Books, Kottayam)
  • Ottamanalthari (2003, DC Books, Kottayam)
  • Anna Akhmatovayude Kavithakal (2001, DC Books, Kottayam, Trans.)
  • Andhakanyaka (2006, DC Books, Kottayam)
  • Mazhaykkappuram (2010) (2010, DC Books, Kottayam)
  • Vijayalakshmiyude Kavithakal (2010, DC Books, Kottayam)
  • Jnana Magdalena (2013, DC Books, Kottayam)
  • Seethadarsanam (2016,DC Books, Kottayam )
  • vijayalakshmiyude Pranayakavithakal ( 2018 , D C Books , Kottayam )



  1. ^ "എന്റെ കവയിത്രി". Indian Express Malayalam (in Malayalam). 26 July 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  2. ^ "കവിതയുടെ നഷ്ടജാതകം". ManoramaOnline. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Ayyappan award presented". The Hindu. 22 October 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Poet Vijayalakshmi gets Kerala State Library Council award". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Vijayalakshmi bags Padmaprabha award". The Hindu. 9 September 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Padmaprabha award for Vijayalakshmi". The Economic Times. 7 September 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Award for writer Vijayalakshmi". The Hindu. 18 October 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  8. ^ "Malayalam poet Vijayalakshmi selected for Literary Award". Retrieved 25 March 2019.

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