Kozhikode: Mathrubhumi Weekly celebrated its 90th anniversary on Tuesday. It was on January 18, 1932 that Mathrubhumi Weekly released its first edition. Mathrubhumi, who has allied himself with the nation’s independence movement, published his weekly with a focus on creativity and science.
Over the past 9 decades, the weekly has made abundant contributions to Malayalam literature. He introduced developments in world literature as well as science and technology to Malayalis. On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, Mathrubhumi Weekly presents a 214-page gift to its readers. An anthology of nine stories from nine different languages was included in the latest edition.
Important platform for the common man: Sharankumar Limbale
Marathi author, poet and social critic Sharankumar Limbale has expressed his sincere thanks to Mathrubhumi Weekly for publishing the translation of his autobiography ‘Akkarmashi’. The author conveyed his wishes to Mathrubhumi Weekly on the Navathi celebrations.
“Malayalam literature occupies a prominent place in Indian literature. It was a great opportunity to be part of this rich literature. I never thought that my writings would be translated into Malayalam. Mathrubhumi Weekly opened a window and invited me to connect with Malayali readers,” he said.
Kaliyath Damodaran translated ‘Akkarmashi’ from Marathi to Malayalam. The writer said that many people have read his struggle for life through the weekly, which is an important platform for the common man.
Sharankumar also thanked Mathrubhumi for leaving him a place in the minds of Kerala readers.