Shajil Anthru

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 writing is an English poem at 11. Thereafter he published stories, poems and essays in leading newspapers and magazines in Malayalam. His published works are Rekshakante Varavu (2010)-Malayalam short story collection, Utharam (2013)–Malayalam novel, Swapanagalile Pakshi (2017)–Malayalam poetry collection, Over a Cup of Tea (2018) – Love story collection in English, Ey… CHU (2019) Collection of two love stories and Viswasahithyathile ettavum cheriya kadha (2020)–Malayalam story, Janus and other poems (2021)- English poems, Redefining Literature (2021)–English Literary essays, Six Word Stories (2021) – English stories , In...

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Sailing the high seas

An Autobiographical novel by Shajil Anthru

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Books by Shajil Anthru