Elamkulam Kunjan Pillai

Elamkulam Kunjan Pillai was one of the noted historians based in Kollam. His researched articles in the Malayalam language help considerably in unveiling the history of Kerala. Even today, Elamkulam Kunjan Pillai is held as an icon in the department of History in a number of renowned universities and colleges. He took birth in the year of 1904 and pursued his career as a College Lecturer. He was promoted as a Professor before his retirement. Elamkulam Kunjan Pillai took his last breath in 1973.

One of the major researches of Elamkulam Kunjan Pillai concerned the historical details behind the origin of the Indian martial art, Northern Kalarippayatt. He had put forward his reasoning to establish the fact that this form of art, which was to be practiced widely in Kerala, originated in the 11th century A.D. during the period of warfare among the Cholas and the Cheras. His researched studies also concern the works of the historical legends like Tipu Sultan. Few of the important works of Elamkulam Kunjan Pillai include Keralam Anchum Aarum Noottandukalil, Janmi Sambradayam Keralathil, Kerala Bhashayude Vikasa Parinamangal, Unnuneeli Sandesam and Leela Thilakom.

The works of Elamkulam Kunjan Pillai have been well preserved in the libraries. The modern-day historians like K. Sivasankaran Nair depend on the path shown by Elamkulam Kunjan Pillai to work on the history of Kerala.

Last Updated on 9/15/2011