Thursday, 14 April 2016

Leaders of Renaissance in Kerala - Kumaranasan (1873-1924) (Chapter -2)

Leaders of Renaissance in Kerala
- Kumaranasan (1873-1924) 
(Chapter -2)
21. Kumaranasan was the first General Secretary of Sri Narayana Dharma
Paripalana Yogam.

22. He edited ‘ Vivekodayam’, the mouth piece of SNDP Yogam, along with M.Govindan who was its official editor.


23. Kumaranasan was the founder of Sarada Book Depot.He authored ‘Divyakokilam’ as a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore.

24. When Tagore visited Narayana Guru at Sivagiri in 1922, it was Kumaranasan who translated the dialogue between Tagore and Guru into Malayalam.

25. He died aged 51 as a result of a boat accident on 16th  January 1924 while returning to Kollam from a function in Alappuzha.

26. The boat capsized at Pallana and all on board drowned.


27. The name of the boat was ‘Redeemer’.

28. The spot where Asan met death is known as Kumarakodi.

29. Asan Memorial is at Thonnackal in Thiruvananthapuram district.

30. His statue is erected at Palayam in Thiruvananthapuram, the junction where the seat of Kerala University is situated.

31. Joseph Mundassery called him ‘Viplavathinte Sukranakshatram’.

32. Kumaranasan exhorted ‘Mattuvin Chattangele’ (Change the rules).

33. Asan World Prize was instituted in memory of Kumaranasan.


1. who was called 'Viplavathinte Sukra Nakshathram' by Joseph Mundasseri?

2. The first General Secretary of SNDP  Yogam?

3. Who transleted the 'Light of Asia' of Edwin Arnold in to Malayalam with the title 'Sribudhacharitam'?

4. The Malayalam poet of 20th century with profound Budhist influence?

5. Whose final resting place is 'Kumarakode'?


6. Who established Sarada Book Depot?

7. Whom Dr. Palpu called 'Chinna Swami'?

8. The Malayalam poet who passedaway in Re- deemer Boat Tragedy  in 1924.

9. Whose memorial is established at Thonnackal in Thiruvananthapuram district?

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