Ancestral home: Chamravattom 676102 Kerala India
Born: 15 Feb. 1939 at Chamravattom, Tirur, Malappuram, Kerala. Parents: The late Sri. P. Madhavan Nair, veteran freedom-fighter, and C. Janaki Amma. Married to: Smti. Vatsala, d/o the late Sri. T. Gopala Kurup one of the pre-independence-day presidents of erstwhile Malabar District Congress Committee. Son: Dr Gopal, Radiologist, living at Kochi with wife Subhadra, an e-professional. Grandsons Harigovind, Navneet Krishnan and Harikrishnan.
Primary: Govt. Lower Primary and Sastha Upper Primary Schools, Chamravattom. Secondary: Achutha Varier High School, Ponnani - Winner of Best Student Gold Medal. Inter: Zamorin's College, Calicut - Winner of Madras University Sharpe Scholarship. Graduation: Physics, Zamorin's College, Calicut - Winner of Top Rank Gold medal. PG: Applied Physics, Govt. Victoria College, Palakad - incomplete. Research (Astrophysics).
Scientific Assistant at Astrophysical Observatory, Kodaikanal, 1960-'62. Officer-in-Charge, World-Wide Seismology Centre, Pune, 1962-'64.
PRINT MEDIA, ENGLISH
MALAYALAM PRINT MEDIA
Spoken Word and Literary Content Provider for Several Stations of All India Radio. Served on Programme Advisory Committees. Content Provider for Door Darshan and Private Channels.
CREATIVE WRITING, MALAYALAM
Won in every literary competition during academic career. Translated Daniel Defoe (M. Flanders) and Lincoln Bernet (Einstein and the Universe) at age seventeen. Contributed popular science and creative copy to leading periodicals ever since. Wrote the first novel at age nineteen, topped the 120 entries to the novel-writing competition organized by the Mathrubhumi Weekly, bagged the prize and, also won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 1962. Sixty more popular titles in various branches of writing, deep in content but simple in style, have followed, won acclaim, enriched the language and have always remained alive in the book market.
AMONG LITERARY AWARDS WON ARE NATIONAL SAHITYA AKADEMI AWARD,
KERALA SAHITYA AKADEMI AWARD, VAYALAR AWARD, ODAKKUZHAL AWARD, LALITHAMBIKA
AWARD, OLAPPAMANNA AWARD, BALAMANI AMMA AWARD, ACHUTHA MENON AWARD, ABU DHABI
SAKTHI AWARD, C P MENON AWARD, MUTTATHU VARKEY AWARD, DEVI PRASADAM AWARD,
MAHAKAVI G AWARD, PANDIT KARUPPAN AWARD, MULUR AWARD, PADMAPRABHA
PURASKARAM, SANJAYAN PURASKARAM,
AMRITAKEERTI PURASKARAM, CHANDU MENON AWARD, BAHRAIN AWARD, OMAN
PRATHIBHA PURASKAR, VALLATHOL SAMMAN, FELLOWSHIP OF KERALA SAHITYA AKADEMI,
JNANAPPANA AWARD, NADABRAHMA AWARD, SANJAYAN AWARD, MADHAVA
MUDRA, THAKAZHI AWARD AND V.T. AWARD.
WORKS IN ENGLISH; TRANSLATIONS
Agni (novel) available as paperback and e-book on Amazon. Birds That Fly Ahead (novel, translation of Munpe Parakuna Pakshikal), Heart-Rending Times (novel, translation of Karal Pilarum Kalam), Now For a Tearful Smile (novel, translation of Iniyoru Nirakanchiri) on Amazon, Patches of Shade (novel, translation of Nizhalpadukal) Kerala Sahitya Akademi, Maybe Another Day (novel, translation of Spandamapinikale Nandi) National Sahitya Akademi, Zero (novel) Arnold Heinmann.
FORAYS INTO FILM WORLD
Twice elected to the Board of Directors of the Writers' Co-Operative of Kerala. Headed the Board for one term. Member of the first Board of Directors of the Kerala State Film Development Corporation. Member of the National Film Awards jury panel on three occasions. Twice member of jury panels to select Indian Panorama films. Captain of the 1984 march of writers on foot across Kerala.
C. Radhakrishnan's works attempt to integrate the cultures of science and the arts, to defeat division of every kind and to herald a unified world. His sincere and upright stand is widely admired.
THE SECRET BEHIND THE UNIVERSE
This book is divided into two sections. The first section is a work in physics based on the assumption of a fresh concept - 'the fabric of space', which attempts to explore the secrets of the universe behind various phenomena like matter waves, gravitation, energy in the vacuum state, spiral arms of galaxies, dark matter, Higgs boson and virtual particles which pop out of nowhere, big bang and cosmic inflation, and of course the anti-particle. The concept is discussed in a clear, simple and comprehensive manner so that even a person with only basic knowledge in physics can follow it quite easily. The fabric of space is shown to provide substrate for all physical fields including the electromagnetic field, gravitational field and Higgs field.
The second section presents in-depth vedantic search in cosmology as outlined in verses from the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads. It is presented in objective fashion, avoiding any superstition and religion. Since God cannot be considered in physics due to lack of experimental evidence, this section is provided as a separate part!
The first book of its kind, it brings the diverse fields of Science and Philosophy into face-to-face contact. It is a thrilling journey for all types of readers interested in science or vedanta.
Presently working on:
Verse translation and commentary in English.
The book is set to be released on October 29, 2016 by Hi-Tech Books, Kochi 682017.
What is the Bhagavad Gita? What is it for? Is it a religious text? Is the knowledge discussed in it too difficult to comprehend for ordinary people?
This book is a unique search of how the timeless knowledge related to Upanishadic wisdom from ancient India, as explained in the Bhagavad Gita, can help lead a successful and happy life in the modern world, with freedom from all sorrow. It is a hand-book of the Gita packed with Vedantic information and explained in simple terms, so as to light the way for anyone anywhere in today’s complicated life, irrespective of religion or caste or creed.
The book is the translation of ‘Gitadarsanam’, the best-selling commentary of the Bhagavad Gita in the Malayalam language:-
(This work was serialized in the Mathrubhumi newspaper.)
C. Radhakrishnan has used the knowledge of modern science for a thoroughly critical analysis of ancient wisdom, to bring about a totally different work. No superstitions here. Without any doubt, the book is the first of its kind. The Vedantic outlook in day to day life has never been explored as thoroughly as this, ever before.
THEEKADAL KADANHU THIRUMADHURAM
Biography of Thunjath Ezhuthachan, the renowned poet.
Odakuzhal Award, Amritakeerti Award, Jnanappana Award, Sanjayan Puraskaram, Moorthidevi Award
The work presents an extremely challenging attempt to sketch Ezhuthachan's life and his creative instinct through the great teacher's own mind and emotions. The story is written mostly as the author had heard from his grandparents, in correlation with the known history of that period.
The book is currently being translated to English.
Ezhuthachan's real name was Krishnan, but this name has been long forgotten except within the family, as it was not prudent to address teachers by their real name. The great teacher was known widely as "Thunjathe Aniyanezhuthachan" (his elder brother Raman also being a teacher), or simply "Thunjathe Ezhuthachan".
Contrary to a popular belief Ezhuthachan was not born in Thunjan Parambu. But this place is strongly associated with the great teacher, because it was in Thunjan Parambu that the family set up their most famous and influential school. "Thunjan" was not his name. He was called "Thunjath Ezhuthachan" because the family had resided at Thunjan parambu.
Works translated to English:
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