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Balachandran Chullikad, 1957-


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  1. Balachandran Chullikadinte Kavitakal.
    Kottayam: D. C. Books, 2000.
    (LCCN: 2001294986)

Balachandran Chullikad, one of India's most admired and respected living poets, was born on July, 1957 at Paravoor, a small town in Ernakulam District in Kerala. Throughout his school years, he devoted himself to poetry. By early adolescence his creative energy and poetic gifts showed in a poetry that displayed an unusual maturity and openness that questioned the dominant aesthetics which was saturated with romantic lyricism and conventional symbolism, and enabled the start of a free flowing subjective poetic tradition. Years before his first book of poems (Patinettukavitakal, 1982) was published he became the most sought after and quoted poet of Kerala thanks to the poetry festivals and university cultural functions that encouraged bold creative experiments by young poets. Nurtured in the grand epics of India as well as the canons of international modernism, Chullikad stands in the forefront of a generation of poets who wanted to invent a new poetic language.

He has published six collections of poetry and a book of prose. His poems have been translated into many Indian languages including English.

The Library of Congress has all his published works.

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