Karoor Soman is a renowned Malayalam writer from London. He is an Universal Records Forum(URF) World Record Holder for most books published by a person in a single day. He is a writer who has made outstanding contributions to Malayalam literature. He hails from Charummood,Mavelikara, Kerala, India. Soman began his literary activities in his school days, with radio dramas. His literary work consists of Novels(English, Malayalam, Children’s) , Dramas, Articles, Travelogue, Stories, Historical stories, Poems, Travelogues, Biography. 3 of his stories and novels got translated into English and three of his stories became short films and one story became cinema called “Abu”.
He has written 66 books to his credit covering a variety of some informative subjects such as sports, science and tourism. He won many awards in his literary career spanning over four decades. From 1985 onwards, all his 66 literary titles start with the letter ”K” starting from Kadalkara and is unique in Malayalam literary history as no other writer in the world has managed to do this as of this date.
Karoor Soman started the first Malayalam magazine in 2005 from United Kingdom, called Pravasi Malayalam(Chief editor Kakkanadan). He is the Chief Editor of Lima World Library.com (International Online Literary Portal), and Managing director of Karoor Publications/ E-Book Amazon Publications/Distribution.
Karoor Soman has been recognised from Kerala and internationally and received around 20 awards including from late Prime minister Narasimha Rao, Kerala Chief minister OmmenChandy and well known Kerala writers.During his high school years he started writing poems for Balarama, a children magazine by Manorama and later turned to write radio dramas of which Kartanittu and Karmekham were broadcasted by Trivandrum and Thrissur radio stations in Kerala. After the 1970s, he was the only youth member for the Kerala YuvasahityaSakyame from Mavelikara which was run by a leading news paper Malayalam Manorama, Kottayam. In 1973, his controversial drama “EruladanjaThazhwara” was presented at Thamarakulam VV High School. The play portrayed the abuse of police towards society. He got the best character actor in the competition at the Annual Day Celebrations. This drama was watched by some of the attending student’s parents who worked at the Mavelikara police station. After the drama some of the police personnel accused him of being a naxalite and threatened him. The police came to know that the same drama was to be played at the Nooranadu Leprosy Auditorium on their Annual Day. As predicted the police were not so pleased about this news and decided to plan a trap for him. They conjured a false police case against him connected with Naxalite group and had him arrested, beaten and tortured at the Mavelikara police station. At that time Malayalam and Sanskrit poet and pandit K.K.Paniker come to the station and get released him. This was his first punishment for bringing out the love and truth that he had towards literature writing. The police and his parents threatened him to stop writing or leave Thamarakulam/Charumood. Lastly he escaped to North India, Ranchi where he worked for the Daily newspaper called Ranchi Express.
During this time he also wrote drama and songs for Ranchi Angel Theatres. Later on his dramas were played in Agra, Delhi, Bokaro, Ludhiyana and Mumbai by the Malayalam samajam and associations. In 1975, his first ‘KalayumKalavum’ was published by Ranchi Malayalaee Association Magazine called malayalee. In 1985, Kottayam VidhyarthiMithram published his first musical drama “Kadalkara”. This drama Foreword written by drama and filim song writer sreemulamnagaramvijayan. He wrote his second musical drama “Kadalinakkare Embassy School” which was the first Malayalam drama from the Gulf countries. This drama Foreword is written by Thoppil Bashi.
In 1995, His first novel Kannirpookal published by SPCS/ NBS and Foreword is written by ThakazhiSivasankara Pillai. His English novel, Malabar Aflame was released in the British Parliament. He acts as Associate Editor, Editor and representative of various publications. During the London Olympics 2012, he reported London Diary for Madhyamam Malayalam newspaper from London. He has also been the Chairman of World Malayali Council for the Middle East and African regions and he was the Literature section Convenor and Chief Editor of Jawala magazine for the biggest organization in UK called UUKMA. Karoor Soman has endeared himself to the Keralites in the fascinating world of Malayalam and English Literature.
He is also the chief editor of LIMA World Library Publications online, Karoor Publications, K.P E-Paper Publications via Amazon. He has visited over 67 countries. He has been recognized as an Amazon International writer and has won multiple accolades and awards.
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(1) Kannirpookal, (2) KathanamazhaNananjapol, (3) Kanal, (4) Karoor Kochukunju,(5)
KinavukaludeTheeram, (6) Kanapuranangal, (7) Kathanayakan, (8) Kalpadukal (first malayalam novel
from Europe),(9) Kaumarasandhyakal, (10) Kaval Malaga, (11) KavalkkarudeSangeerthanangal, (12)
Kalanthrangal, (13) Kalayavanika,(14) Kanmadapookal, (15) Kariyasthan (Crime novel), (16)
Kanniyadalangal (Novelite), (17) Kalvilakk, (18) KanniyasthreeKarmel, (19) Kilikonjal (Children Novel),
(20) Kattadipookal (Children novel) (21) Krishimandri (Childrennovel).
(1) Malabar Aflame, (2) Dove and the Devils, (3) Kindled Tales.
(1) Kadalkkara, (Sangeetha Nadakam 1985) (2) Kadalinakkarae Embasy School, (Sangeetha
Nadakam) (3) First Gulf Malayala Sngeetha Nadakam, (4) Kalapralayam, (5) Kadalolangal
(1) Kattukozhikal, (2) Kalathinttakannadi, (3) Karinthrivilak, (4) Kattumirghangal
(1) KaruthaPakshikal, (2) Kadalas, (3) Kalimannu,(4) Kannadimalika
(1) Kathakalurangunna Poonniyabhumi(Gulf), (2) Kalaghadikaram, (3) Kalamudrakal, (4) Kalam
Kavinjozhukunnu, (5) KalathinumChirakukal (Saudiyudemannil), (6) Kadannuvarunnu,(7) Kalachakram,
(8) Kayar Vittakalakal, (9) Kannundayal Pora Kananam
(1) KamanayudaSthreeparvvam, (2) KathakarentteKanalvazhikal (Biography), (3) KarirumpninteKaruthu
(Sardar Vallabai Patel), (4) Kalachakram (Britten)
(1) Kanaka NakshtrangaludeNattil (Austria), (2) Kalam MaikkathaPaithrakaKazchakal (England),(3)
KadalinakkaraIkkarea (Europe), (4) KanninuKulirayi (France), (5) Kazchakalkkappuram (Itali), (6)
KunjilamDeepukal (Finland), (7) Kannyasthree Kakkakaludae Nadu (Botswana-Africa), (8) Kattilparakkunna panthukal
(1) Kanakkayangal (Chandrayan), (2) KanamarayatheKawthukaKazchakal (Mangalyan), (3)
Kalikkalam (Olympics History), (4) Kayikaswapnangalude London Diary(2012), (5) Keralam(Travel
&Tourism) (6) Kalam Marunnu, (7) Kandethalukal
Kerala Travel and Tourism
Kerala Travel and Tourism.
Amazon International Award, Bharathiya Delithu Sahithya Academy Award,
Parapuram Pravasi Sahithya Award, Kallikkad Ramachandran Smaraka Award, Gandhi Bhavan
Sahithiya Award, Sahithyposhini Sahithya Award, Victor Luise Smaraka Sahithya Award, Ludhiyana
Malayali Association Drama Award, World Malayali Council Sahithiya Award, Lipi Foundation Award,
Emalayalee American Media Award, London Malayalee Council Overall Award