C. V. Balakrishnan

Born24 September 1952, ( Now Age-71)
ProfessionalWriter, Novelist, Essayist
LanguageMalayalam
GenreNovel, Short Story, Essay, Screenplay, Novella
NationalityIndian
Notable WorksDisa, Kamamohitham, Atmavinu Sariyannu, Ayussinte Pusthakam, Thannunna Karyangal
Notable AwardsKerala Sahitya Akademie Award, Kerala State Film Award

Introduction of C. V. Balakrishnan 

C.V. Balakrishnan is an Indian author of Malayalam literature. He was born on 24 September 1952 in Kerala, India. He was a screenplay writer, essayist, short story writer, and orator. He received the Kerala Sahitya Academy Award thrice for a novel, travelogue and autobiography. He is a famous writer because the Padma Prabha was awarded him.  

He began his writing career with a literary career and has maintained his creative potential and calibre for over fifty years. He also wrote the masterpiece novel “Ayussinte Pusthakam”, which has remained a perfect contribution for three decades and was admired by all generations. 

He generally used different language and unique craft in his articles, which attracted people, and it was reflected in all his novels, short stories, and essays.

Career As Author And Education Of C.V. Balakrishnan 

C.V. Balakrishnan was a teacher in a school and started teaching after finishing his training IN 1979. He was a teacher in various schools before relocating to Calcutta. He was also a freelance journalist and started writing in Calcutta; his first writing was the “Ayussinte Pusthakam”.  

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C.V Balakrishnan Noteworthy Awards and Accolades

  • 1994- C.V Received “SBI” Malayalam Literary Prize For Maalakhamaar Chiraku Veesumbol.
  • 1998- C.V Received V.T Bhattathiripad Memorial Prize for Afmavinu Sariyennu Thonnunna Karyangal.
  • 2000- C.V Received Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Afmavinu Sariyennu Thonnunna Karyangal.
  • 2001- C.V Received the Kerala Film Critics Association Prize. 
  • 2002- C.V. received the Kerala State Film Award.
  • 2008- C.V Received Mayilpeeli Puraskaram. 
  • 2010- C.V Received the Shantakumaran Thampi Award.
  • 2012- C.V Received O.Chandu Menon Puraskaram. 
  • 2013- C.V Received the Muttathu Varkey Award.
  • 2014- C.V Received the Padmaprabha Literary Award.
  • 2015- C.V Received Abu Dhabi Malayalee Samjam Shahitya Puraskaram. 
  • 2017- C.V Received Kerala Sahitya Akademi Puraskar.
  • 2018- C.V Received the Mundur Krishnankutty Prize.

 Famous Books (Bibliography): 

  • In 1984- Ayussinte Pusthankam.
  • In 1997- Aathmvinu Sariyennu Thonnunna Karyagal.
  • In 2006- Avanavante Anandam Kandethanulla Vazhikal \
  • In 2001- Disa 
  • In 2018- Ennum Njayarazhcha Aayirunnenkil
  • In 1987- Jeevithame Nee Enthu
  • In 1990- Kannadikkadal
  • In 1994- Kamamohitham
  • In 2014- Librarian
  • In 1981- Kalamezhuthu
  • In 2014-Librarian 
  • In 1981- Uparodham 
  • In 2016- Varu Daivame Varu 
  • In 2023- Arul (Manorama Books) 

Novellas: 

  • Aadhi
  • Aagola Grameenar
  • Drusti 
  • Eenthappanayude Thottam. 
  • Ellinpadangal Poovidumbol
  • Vilakkumadam
  • Manassinu Ethra Thiraseelakal 
  • Manjuprathima
  • Meen Pidikkaan Poya Gabriel 
  • Amen Amen
  • Prappitiyan
  • Sari, Pisachineppatti Samsarikkam 
  • Rathisandratha
  • Bhavabhayam 
  • Maranam Ennu Perullavan 
  • Kadal Guhakal
  • Viva Goa
  • Vishadakala
  • Kadal Guhakal 
  • Maranam Ennu Perullavan
  • Bhavabhayam 
  • Rathisandratha
  • Etho Rajavinte Prajakal

Short Story:

  • Bhumiye Patti Adhikam Parayanda-1993
  • Ente Bhranthan Kinavukal-2016
  • Daivam Piano Vaayikkumbol -2020
  • Ente Bhranthan Kinavukal-2021
  • Edwin Paul 
  • Katha
  • Malakhamar Chiraku Veesumbol
  • Makkalum Mattu Kathakalum
  • Mamool 
  • Marukara 
  • Pranayakalam 
  • Sareeram Ariyunnathu
  • Snehavirunnu
  • Thiranjedutha Kathakali 
  • Ulkrushtaraaya Manushyarum Undu
  • Urangan Vayya
  • Vishudha Chumbanam 

Autobiography:

  • Paralmeen neenthunna paadam – it was written in 2012.

Memoirs: 

  • Aathmaavinodu Cherunnathu
  • Sannidhyam 
  • Sugandha Sasyangalkidayiloode
  • Vaathil Thurunnitta Nagarathi

Translation:

  • Parethan
  • Anyadesha Kathakali
  • Vegetarian 
  • Vruddhanum Vankatalum 

Travelogues: 

  • Ethetho Saranikalil 
  • Yathrapathangalil
  • Scottish Dinarathrangal

Other Works: 

  • Cinemayude idangal 
  • Mechilsthalangal 
  • Thathyakal mithyakal 
  • Orma mathram 
  • Nerkazhchakalude neru 

 Filmographies:

The story, dialogue and Screenplay 

  • Mattoral Written In 1988
  • Puravrutham, Written In 1988
  • Sammanam Written In 1997
  • Kattathoru Penpoovu Written 1997
  • Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal 2000
  • Orma Mathram, Written In 2011
  • Vellivelichathil, Written In 2014

Stories: 

  • Irattakuttikalude Achan Written In 1997.
  • Kattaram Veettile Apputtan Written 1998. 
  • Thoramazhayathu Written 2010.
  • Segment Puzha In The Anthology Cheraathukal Written 2021.

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