“The literary walls among poems , novels, dramas, and newspaper reports have vanished in this civilized era ,said noted literary thinker KEN Kunhammad.
He was inaugurating Onam literary fest, organised by the DTPC and Kozhikode district administration.
Earlier times, only poems, novels, and dramas were considered as literature; now the situation has changed .
Anything written by anyone is considered as literature.”-said KEN.
“Works of weaker sections of society are getting more relevance nowadays. In this era anyone can write on anything. Drastic change has occurred in literature especially in its social aspects and this is an era in which readers are becoming writers ,he added ,quoting late Joseph Mundassery.
“Nowadays most of the writers are losing their stardom. This is a symptom of literature reaching to people. This also shows the growth of works in Malayalam. Implementation of complete literacy has made everyone writers. Writings of backward classes are published even without editing. The power of attorney of poems in literature is vanishing nowadays. In the world of Kerala literature , anyone can express anything. This is part of democracy. In this era, we can write any thing even about our own life. Works of Dalits, Women, and Transgender are opening new road to literature.”-said KEN.
“We are not discussing things happening in literature” , said U.K. Kumaran, former vice chairman of the Kerala Sahithya Academy.
“Writers’challenge , today is how to give more reachable and simple contents to the readers.”
He was speaking on Malayalam short stories.
Isaac Eappen spoke on Malayalam novels, Ilayadath Radhakrishnan spoke on Malayalam poems.
Organizing committee chairman Bhasi Malaparambu presided over the function.
TP Mammumaster welcomed the gathering. K.V Sakheer Hussain gave vote of thanks.
As part of Onam celebrations, many programs were held in different parts of the city,music and dance show by Afsal and Shamna Kasim wsa held at T A Rasak Nagar.
Kuttichirayil Bappu and Velliparampil Faseela rendered Mappila songs . Music show by differently abled was also held.
Dramas and many other cultural activities were organized at Kozhikode town hall by various residence associations.