Uroob

Uroob
P. C. Kuttikrishnan
Born Paruthulli Chalapram Kuttikrishna Menon
June 8, 1915(1915-06-08)
Ponnani
Died July 11, 1979(1979-07-11) (aged 64)
Medical college, Kottayam
Pen name Uroob (Arab Time)
Occupation Novelist, short story writer,Editor- mangalodhayam magazine, Producer- All India Radio, Editor- Kunkumam magazine, Editor- Malayala manorama weekly & Editorial board member- Bhashaposhinimagazine, President- Sahitya Akademi
Language Malayalam
Nationality Indian
Subjects Social aspects
Literary movement Realism
Notable work(s) Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum, Ummachu
Notable award(s) Sahitya Akademi Award
Spouse(s) Devakiamma

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.[1]

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Career

Uroob is the penname of P. C. Kuttikrishnan.[2] He 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 Thiruvanathapuram as editor of Kunkumam magazine and from there to Kottayam to work as editor of Bhashaposhini published by Malayala Manorama group.

One of the most progressive novels in Malayalam, Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum (The Beautiful and the Handsome) was authored by Uroob.[3] His other notable works include Ummachu and Aniyara.

Uroob Memorial Literary Museum at the Kiliyanad School in Kozhikode is named in his honor.[4][5]

Major works

Novels
  • Aamina(1948)
  • Kunjammayum Koottukarum(1952)
  • Ummachu (1954)
  • Mindappennu(1956)
  • Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum (1958)
  • Chuzhiku Pimbe Chuzhi(1967)
  • Aniyara(1968)
  • Ammini(1972)
Short stories
  • Gopalan Nayarude Thaddi
  • Velutha Kutti
  • Manjinmarayile Sooryan
  • Rachiyamma
  • Neer Chalukal
  • Navonmesham
  • Kathir-Katta
  • 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
Poems
  • Pirannal
Plays (theater)
  • 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
Screen plays
Short film
  • Rachiyamma

Awards

  • Madras Govt. Award (1948) (Kathir-katta)
  • Madras Govt. Award(1949) (Thurannu eta jalakam)
  • Madras Govt. Award(1951) (Kuumbedukuna manu)
  • President of India's silver medal for story & screen play(1954) (Neelakuyil)
  • Kerala Sahithya Academy Award(1959) (Ummachu)
  • M.P. Paul award(1960) (gopalan nayarude thady)
  • Sahitya Akademi Award (New Delhi) (1960) (Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum)
  • Kerala State Film Award for Story writer (1971) (Ummachu)
  • Ashan centinary award (1973) (Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum)

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