was the founder - head master of a high school in Mayyanad.
C.V. Kunhuraman was the "last word" of Ezhava
Community and became the general secretary of SNDP Union
twice in 1928 and 1931.
The first published work came out in 1901: Valmiki
Ramayanam. Hailed as the first Malayalam prose translation
of Ramayanam it catapulted C.V. as an eminent literary
figure. Vyasabharatham published in 1929 and
serialised in Malayalarajyam was an instant hit!
Scores of editions were printed. It was the prescribed
text book in the schools of Travancore. Panchavadi,
Ente Sreecovil, Ragaparinamam and other works were
was enough to reveal the poetic face of his personality.
his stint as school head master, CV appeared for criminal
test (equivalent to law degree) and came out successfully.
Later, he joined Paravoor magistrate court as a criminal
Kunhuraman was instrumental for the historic Temple
Entry Proclamation of 1936. He was a nominated member
of Sreemoolam Prajasabha (former version of Legislative
meeting held in Rastriya Hotel, Trivandrum, in
1937, presided by C.V.Kunhuraman, led to the formation
of Travancore State Congress. In 1936, he made that
provocative speech at the Maramon Convention
appealing all Ezhavas to embrace Christianity, and published
the now-famous 'yellow book' with arguments.
was a many splendoured bunches of contradictions. He
defied all definitions. He edited Kerala Kaumudi defending
the Abstention Movement, led by C. Kesavan. Simulataneously,
he also edited Malayalarajyam, a mouthpiece of
Sir C.P, attacking the same Abstention Movement, led
by the same C. Kesavan! He was an arch-rival of Diwan
Sir C.P. Ramaswamy Iyer and on the other side remained
his loyal friend! He translated the English classic
of Sir CP, World Religions, into Malayalam as Loka
was the founder editor of Yukthivadi, a rationalist
weekly against God worship and was an ardent believer
of God at the same time! When asked, he quipped: "I
am giving the God his due!"
passed away at the age of 78 in 1949.