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Biography[ edit ] CV as a young man Born in Thiruvananthapuram Trivandrum , capital city of the erstwhile native State of Travancore , on 19 May to Neelakanta Pillai, a Sanskrit scholar and Parvathy Pillai, a scion of an ancient matriarchal family; both his parents were from middle-class families and employees at the Palace of the Maharaja of Travancore. Fondly called Ramu, he had a traditional Sanskritized education, early in life, under his father's tutelage which included lessons in Ayurveda and even magic and Tantra. He continued education at the first English school in Thiruvananthapuram. Subsequently, he graduated from His Highness Maharaja's College the present-day University College Thiruvananthapuram , the first-ever College in Travancore,  where he reportedly had a brilliant academic career under John Ross, the principal of the institution and Robert Harvey. Later, joined the Government Press and held the position of a superintendent when he retired from service. He married again in at the age of 30, and his wife, Bhageerathi Amma, was only 16 at the time of the wedding.
It sw ays over the reading like a reminder about the profound urgency that death brings over t rivialized lives. When death is rendered as punishment , it is not t he individual or the family t hat experiences it , but the locale, t he desham itself. It becomes the death of the region and as such it s putrid st ench stays over t he region for generat ions to come. The part icular punishment referred t o involved being tightly bound inside an iron cage and hung from a very high tree, t o be left t heir to die in inches, of hunger, t hirst and absolute physical stasis.
The vict im w ould hang for days, unable t o move a finger, his muscles tight ened by t he bars of the cage, sleepless and w ithout food and wat er and w it h a constant sense of t he imminent death, shift ing across and beyond the limit s of endurance.
While t his absolutely inhuman punishment saw most vict ims succumbing to death in ten days, t he charact er in question endured it for a long st ret ch of t w ent y seven days.
His w ill t o sustain left t he onlookers of his death astounded. Int erest ingly, he even surprises t he eagle t hat t urned up on the ninth day as usual to lay its claim on his dead carcass. M ore so, he even must ered up the st rength of his entire body t o stave off t he bird by shout ing an expletive at it. The st ory of t he region t hus began from him. The plot is decisively silent about t he crime of Ayyapillai t hat made him deserve t his ordeal.
It could have been for anything t hat displeased the king. When the sovereign was endow ed w it h divinit y, it w as common t o regard anyt hing that displeased the king as sin. This is t he delirious chant t hat the vict im continuously let s out while resisting t he scavenger t hat pries on his decaying body.
It invokes a Buddhist chant of t he ancient Lamoist t radition utt ered by t he Lamas as part of a rit ual that initiates them to Buddhist asceticism. Drape the whit e rob and become a devot ee.
Learn the five rules. Panchasiksha is deeply root ed t o the Buddhism and t hus the chant of Ayyappillai strongly suggests that his crime could be somet hing relat ed to religion or part of some larger religious conflict during t he era when sin and crime w ere the w hims of the sovereign. M ay be his courage in facing death came out of his convict ion of righteousness. His defiance was a reminder that t he law of the king could not subjugate his w ill to subject himself to another virtue.
By challenging the authorit y of the sovereign from inside the cage, Ayyapillai w as show ing his grit and unquenchable desire for freedom. The possibilit y that Ayyapillai died as a martyr for religious freedom comes subt ly alive in the plot of the novel, in t he questions it raises about religion and cast e. There is no direct reference t o t he suppressed history of Buddhism in Kerala anyw here in the novel ot her than t his chant.
Though not neatly placed into the wat er t ight compart ment s of purusharthas in t heir order, t hroughout t heir lives t he characters fall in and out of t he grips of t hese cat egories of desire.
In a way t he purusharthas are rendered here as a scale borrow ed from religion t o measure life so t hat the scale it self is subject ed t o a rigorous critique. The hierarchy t hat t he scale imposes, it s rigid logics, t he entire cast e syst em that is built upon it s t heology and everything that t he scale imposes is brought to scrut iny by a simple sket ching of an ordinary life coping w it hin its periphery. Thus even when it is religious in a part icular way and even when it is not blatant about the criticism of religion, the novel raises very substant ial challenges t o religion it self as a scale of life.
Also permeating the novel, is a st rong critique of a religion sans spirit ualit y. There is also an undercurrent of a communit arian critique of liberal individualism. Every other disciplinary hold of system s on individuals, be it slavery, feudalism or capitalism or post capitalist w orld of t oday, fundamentally is pat riarchal and hostile t o ot her genders.
Every int erpretat ion of freedom w ithin these system s is primarily and essent ially only t he freedom of t he male sex. Bot h his mother and Narapillai live a life resplendent w ith irredeemable cast ist hatred.
Tachanakkara was in the t w entieth cent ury by then and much wat er had flown by t he river, it had seen democracy, known human right s and been part of the struggles against caste domination. It had seen Gandhi and Sreenarayana Guru.
But everything in Thachanakkara w as still overdetermined by caste. Narapillai saw t he entire w orld through cast ist spect rum. He upheld his Sudra self w ith pride and rebuked Gandhi for visiting Sreenarayana Guru.
Ironically in his first night he was t aken aback by his w ife w ho confessed to him t hat she liked him for his first name, Narayanan t hat he shared w ith the Guru who had recent ly passed away. This w as the beginning. His son and son-in-law turn out t o be communist s, his son marries an Ezhava w oman while grandson marries a Christian. But Narapillai remains as the personificat ion of the rott en undercurrent of cast e in the changing postcolonial Kerala, as the patriarch who refuses to change.
Narapillai's ignorance is mat ched by his arrogance. When t he w ell known social reformer and rat ionalist kutt ippuzha Krishnapilla is introduced t o him by Jit hendran's father, he mistakes him for the poet Changampuzha Krishnapillai and abuses him.
Narapillai becomes furious w hen he finds M. Raman Pillai bore the expenses of their commutations and proceedings, and went on to sell his wife's necklace to meet the requirements. Sankara Menon. Raman Pillai in a difficulty that he could not meet the expenses to complete the printing of the remaining chapters as intended; so, he made a concise version and got it printed as part of twenty-sixth chapter, which thus became the final chapter of the novel.
Parameswaran Nair states that there were three more chapters after the twenty-sixth chapter by referring to a letter from N. Raman Pillai, who came to know about the concise narration only after getting the printed copy as he had left to Thiruvananthapuram before the completion of printing, criticized the author regarding the same.
Balakrishnan Nair, the concise version included in twenty-sixth chapter is an abridgement of two intended chapters. Raman Pillai states in the preamble that he wanted to have an annexure at the end of the novel.
Raman Pillai made a request for permission on 13 April to submit the first copy at royal palace, and subsequently the book was released on 11 June after presenting the first copy to Aswathi Thirunal Marthanda Varma, to whom the book is also dedicated to. Balakrishnan Nair states that author gave several copies of book as complimentary ones, out of the total copies printed.
Parameswaran Nair, the publication of Marthandavarma was a great event in the history of Malayalam literature. Book Depot at Trivandrum, acquired rights of the novel, to publish from his own publishing house.
Raman Pillai did a revision for the new edition, in which he had replaced the edits of N. Raman Pillai in the first edition with his own. The author corrected the flaws in the usages of Sanskrit and Malayalam words, together with the change of phrases that are in line with the then usages of Malayalam. The changes included the removal of a precognitive narration about the death of Padmanabhan Thambi at Nagercoil , removal of reference to an earlier spouse of character Anantham prior to her relationship with Sundarayyan and removal of references to mistresses from Thanjavur.
Kizhakemuri notes that the copyrights were reserved until 31 December Books of Kottayam started publishing their editions from ,  ,  and  respectively to remain as the major publishers [C] of the novel. Translations[ edit ] Marthandavarma has been translated into three languages, Tamil , English and Hindi as five different versions, among which two were in Tamil another two, were in English and one incomplete translation was in Hindi.
This section contains text in Devanagari , and Tamil scripts. Without proper rendering support you may see question marks or boxes , misplaced vowels or missing conjuncts instead of respective glyphs. Menon [ii] was published by Kamalalaya Book Depot, Trivandrum in ,  and was republished by Sahitya Akademi in after a revision by the daughter of B.
Menon, Prema Jayakumar. Krishna Pillai. It was published by Kamalalaya Book Depot, Trivandrum. A reprint by the same publisher was released in Padmanabhan Thambi was published by Sahitya Akademi. Guptan Nair notes that the literary work was hailed as a masterpiece. Thanu Pillai rated the novel as a rare and valuable addition to the literature of Malayalam.
Tipu entered the regions of Malabar and Coorg to put these rebellions down, engaging in tactics that included the forced deportation to Seringapatam and the conversion to Islam by force, of Hindus. Tipu then sent envoys to Travancore with a 'Khareeta', wherein he stated that "I have learnt that you desire to cultivate friendship with our Sircar..
The Maharajah received Tipu's envoys in the presence of an East India Company representative, which was taken as an affront by Tipu. The Maharajah also negotiated with the British for a force to assist in the defense of Travancore, anticipating an attack from Tipu Sultan.
Finally in , arguing that the Nedumkotta passed illegally through the territories of Cochin, his vassal state, Tipu Sultan gathered his entire force in Malabar and marched to invade Travancore. His palanquin, seals, rings, sword and other personal ornaments fell into the hands of the Travancore armies under the Dewan Raja Kesavadas Pillai.
It said: "Don't you know I have achieved a great victory recently in Malabar and over four lakh Hindus were converted to Islam? I am determined to march against that cursed Raman Nair very soon.
Since I am overjoyed at the prospect of converting him and his subjects to Islam, I have happily abandoned the idea of going back to Srirangapatanam now". Finally, Tipu attacked the Nedumkotta again after waiting for three months for further reinforcements to arrive from Coorg, Bangalore and Seringapatam. For nearly a month, the Travancore army under the protection of the Nedumkotta lines, managed to defend the state.
Soon, the entire Nedumkotta fell into the hands of Tipu Sultan, who captured large quantities of ammunition and cannons. The British forces stationed to assist Travancore did not provide aid to Travancore, but remained passive spectators, since they had not received orders from Governor Hollond to fight with the Sultan, much to the despair of the Maharajah.
When orders were finally received, it was too late and the British Commander thought it injudicious to commit his soldiers against the large Mysorean army. Tipu's army now devastated the whole of northern Travancore and reached Alwaye and camped on the Periyar River , although Tipu's officers advised the Sultan against it.
Hindu temples were destroyed and the subjects fled to the forests. The entire country was laid waste with fire and sword. Even Christians were not spared. The Dewan Raja Kesavadas of Travancore toiled ceaselessly and raised batteries at various places further south, and surrounded them with deep ditches and prepared to obstruct Tipu from proceeding further into Travancore.
Tippu Sultan, The Sultan and his army now moved to a place where the Travancore army had built a wall across the river obstructing the water, leaving the river-bed dry. In spite of the warnings of some of his Generals, Tipu decided to wage a battle here at night, certain of his superior numbers. Tipu first ordered two of his kushoons to advance and take over the defences which they accomplished with valour.