K. P Karuppan- Renaissance leaders of Kerala.

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K.P Karuppan(1885-1938)

  • Birth place- Cheranelloor ,near Ernakulam
  • Born on – 24 May, 1885
  • He was born in Dheevara Fisherman community
  • Father – Pappu
  • Mother – Kochu pennu
  • Dedicated his life for the upliftment of the fishermen community
  • Organized his community in to regional groups called “Sabhas”
  • Formed “ Araya Samajam”
  • He is called as “ Lincoln of Kerala
  • His first book was ‘Lanka Mardhanam’
  • Balakalesam is another important work
  • ‘Jatikummi’ is his masterpiece- criticizes caste system
  • Acharabhooshanam– against superstitions
  • Samadhi saptakam – condolence poem, on the death of Chattampi Swamikal
  • Nominated as a member of legislative council- in 1925
  • Established Kochi Pulaya Maha Sabha – in 1913
  • Organised kayal sammelanam – in 1913
  • His statue is situated in Cheranellur
  • He was given the title “ Kavi Thilakan” –by the King of Cochin
  • He is considered as the first human rights activists of Cochin state
  • Title of Vidwan – by Kerala Varma Valiakoithampuran

Sabhas founded by Pandit Karuppan

  • Valasamudhaya Parishkarini Sabha – Thevara(Ernakulam)
  • Kalyana Dayini Sabha- Kodungalloor
  • Jnanodayam sabha – Eda Kochi
  • Sudharma Sarvodaya Sabha – Thevara
  • Prabudha Chandrodaya Sabha – North Paravur
  • Araya Vamsodharani Sabha- Engandiyoor
  • Sanmarga Pradeepa Sabha – Kumbalam

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