Litterateur RW

Instituted in 2020 Litterateur Redefining World,
is a monthly online publication from R/M

About us

Litterateur Redefining World began its operation and published its first edition on August 2020 with K M Anthru as Managing Editor, Shajil Anthru as Honorary Chief Editor, and K M Santhosh Kumar as Executive Editor. We aimed at the lone magazine to introduce the most talented and gifted creative gems from literature, arts, music, culture and entertainment, with no Special Editions since we considered every edition as special.

Inspired by K M Anthru, a passionate writer of stories and literary essays who published many works in Malayalam and English, Litterateur Redefining World began its operation as a web magazine, truly international and unfolding a world, unseen and untold. K M Anthru was born on April 2, 1937. He started his literary career at 17. Though publications were a few during that time, his works found space in many of the periodicals and magazines. He started publishing books, mainly Malayalam Short stories and literary essays, from 2000. Since then, he published about eight books. During his long career in literature, he published a countless number of works in various print magazines. While he was very active in literature during his old age, he suddenly became sick and bedridden in 2017. He had an unfulfilled dream of becoming an editor of a magazine. The thought of Litterateur Redefining World arose to fulfill this dream. Sad to add, he passed away on 19 December 2020. He was the man who loved literature, lived through it and died for it.

K M Anthru Foundation began its operation after his demise and the dream magazine of Late K M Anthru become part of it as the first venture. The foundation declares its scope of work is not confined to any boundaries. We consider humanity as ONE and not to be discriminated over languages, countries, race, creed, color or gender. We are not averse to technology. With technological support, we intend to transcend the boundaries and extent to all.

Research in Literature at KMAF by Shajil Anthru brought out a poetic form “Fishbone poetry” and “Zeroism” , New order of the day, an alternative to post Meta modernistic era.

KMAF introduced K M Anthru International Literature Prize in 2021, which will be awarded to a Litterateur who has lived his life for literature or whose literature has been a change maker in bringing the society in reducing discriminations of any forms.

To nurture Literature, Arts and Media, Developing Leaders in all domains, Educating and teaching skills for sustaining life, Nature Care and Health and Community Service we will open windows to Lectures and Seminars, Research in all domains, Publications, honor distinguished personalities with awards, active in the proper care of Nature and start and collaborate with projects for the uplifting of society.

The journey never ends…

Chapter 9

Life is not a classroom A major change in life happened to me while I was in Grade VIII, IX and X. During Grade VIII, on the very first day class teacher conducted an election for class leader. He asked those who are interested to be class leaders to stand up. I had...

Chapter 8

My first Story It was on 1981 August; I wrote my first short story in regional language Malayalam. Malayalam is a Dravidian language spoken in the state of Kerala, Puducherry and Lakshadweep. “Malay” means “mountain” and “alam” means “region”. Kerala is southern west...

Chapter 7

Palma, the naughty lamb and the Saint I changed my school to St Joseph’s High School, Trivandrum, to join the fifth grade. While I was in St Roch’s convent, I went by school bus. But after that I started schooling in Government buses. On some days when I miss the bus,...

Chapter 6

Bengali We lived in Trivandrum city. The major portion of my former life was in West fort,Trivandrum near a temple. Landlords used to construct line houses which have a small reception, a side room, a middle room, a storeroom in its side and dining room and a kitchen...

Chapter 5

Big lesson My next session of studies in grade one started at St Roch’s Convent, Trivandrum. As I told earlier, it was near the sea and airport. On the first day of joining, I unclasped the hand of my uncle and ran away from school. He ran after me to catch me. But I...

Chapter 4

Honest lie and spirits I remember little about my schooling in Tirunelveli. Also, I do not have an enough memory about my stay at Tamilnadu. We stayed in upstairs of two storied- line building. Once I and my sister was playing throwing the towel towards the rotating...

Chapter 3

Rajesh Khanna and me This is my youngest photo I have with me. I do not know date of take and who had taken. I just know that during this time I was in Sarah Tucker Nursery and Primary School in Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India. My class teacher called me...

Chapter 2

Chak chak & hush-gush I remember being a dreamer in childhood. I had my kindergarten studies at Sarah Tucker Nursery and Primary School in Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India. That was in the year 1972-1973. I have only fade Memories of my childhood at...

Chapter 1

Introductory note When did I start writing? When I start learning “Seek hide” Seek hide? Yes. Hiding my pain-pain and agony of my life. So when did it start? I do not know. But… 27 January 1968…I am born. Someone showed me an ocean – or an ocean like blue – if you...

LITTERATEUR, TECHNOCRAT AND ACADAMECIAN

LITTERATEUR, TECHNOCRAT AND ACADAMECIAN

Shajil Anthru as Litterateur: Born in Thiruvananthapuram in 1968, Shajil Anthru started writing short stories and poems at small ages following the footsteps of his father, K M Anthru, a short story writer and essayist in Malayalam. His first published creative...