Indian The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam  

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Vaikom Muhammad Basheer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam

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M. T. Vasudevan Nair is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam

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S.K.Pottekkad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
S.K.Pottekkad

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O.V.Vijayan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
O.V.Vijayan

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Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam

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M.Mukundan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
M.Mukundan

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Kamala Suraiyya is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam

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V.K.N is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
V.K.N

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C.Radhakrishnan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
C.Radhakrishnan

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Malayattoor Ramakrishnan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
Malayattoor Ramakrishnan

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C. V. Raman Pillai is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam

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Anand is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
Anand

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Padmarajan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam

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Kovilan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam

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Keshavadev is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
Keshavadev

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Kakkanadan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
Kakkanadan

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Uroob is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam

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Sara Joseph is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
Sara Joseph

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N.S.Madhavan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
N.S.Madhavan

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Lalithambika Antharjanam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam

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Sethu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
Sethu

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Benyamin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
Benyamin

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Punathil Kunjabdulla is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam

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C.V.Balakrishnan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
C.V.Balakrishnan

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U A Khadar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
U A Khadar

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N.P.Mohammed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
N.P.Mohammed

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Perumpadam Sreedharan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
Perumpadam Sreedharan

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P. K. Balakrishnan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
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Vilasini is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
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Moorkkanaat Krishnankutty Menon (23 June 1928 – 13 May 1993),[1] better known by his nom de plume Vilasini, was an Indian writer from Kerala who wrote in Malayalam-language. He is the author of India's longest novel, Avakasikal (The Inheritors), for which he won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award in 1981 and Vayalar Award in 1983.[2][3] His first novel Niramulla Nizhalukal won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 1966.

M. K. Menon was born in Karumathra, near Vadakkancherry, British India. He got his degree in Mathematics in 1947 from St. Thomas College, Trichur. In 1953 he left for Singapore where he started his life as the editor of the English monthly called Indian Movie News. Two years later, he became the sub-editor at the French News service Agence France-Presse (AFP)[1] in Singapore. He was also a member of the Kerala Socialist Party. He came back to Kerala in 1977.

He made his debut as a novelist with the book Niramulla Nizhalukal (1965) that gives a vivid description of the lives of Malayalis in Singapore during the Second World War. He has a special liking for the stream of consciousness novel. As a novel that narrates the entire story through what passes in the minds of characters Oonjal is remarkable.[4] Vilasini followed the examples of James Joyce and Virginia Woolf in his novels. His best known work is Avakasikal (The Inheritors). It runs into 3958 pages, in four volumes, and is the longest novel in an Indian language.

Vilasini also translated many novels into Malayalam, including Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo and The Blind Owl (Boof-e koor) by Sadegh Hedayat

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G.Vivekanandan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
G.Vivekanandan

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Rajalakshmi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
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sajil sreedhar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
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N Prabhakaran is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
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Sajil Sreedhar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
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Subhash Chandran is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
Subhash Chandran

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Madampu Kunjukuttan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam

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P.Valsala is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Novelists in Malayalam
P.Valsala