An upcoming writer and critic in Malayalam Rajendran Edathumkara was born in Edathumakara, near Vatakara, Kerala .Â He currently works in Govt. College Madappally as Asst. Professor in Malayalam Language and Literature. His contributions include Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Fiction and Literary Criticism. His popular titles are Nigoodabhashayude Onnaam Divasam and Aakhyaanangalude Pusthakam, Njanum Budhanum which received Mathrubhoomi Literary Award and Indian Truth novel award.