The Life Of Ayyappa Paniker


1930 : Born in Kavalam in Kuttanad, Kerala as the fourth child of E.Narayanan   Namboothiri and M.Meenakshmi Amma.
1942          : Death of his mother
1945         : Wrote his first poem Paneneerppovu
1946-48    : Intermediate at Malabar Christian College, Kozhikode, Kerala.
1946: : Addressed a public meeting for the first time, against the atrocities of   Sir.C.P.Ramaswamy Iyer, the Diwan of Travancore, at Town Hall,   Kozhikode.
1947: : Paneneerppovu, National Publishing Bureau, Kozhikode.
1951 : B.A (Honours), University College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
1951-52   : Lecturer in English, C.M.S College, Kottayam, Kerala.
1951-57  : Kurukshetram (Poem)
1952 : Lecturer in English, Mahatma Gandhi College, Thiruvananthapuram.
1952-65 : Lecturer in English, University College, Thiruvananthapuram.
1959 : M.A English Literature, Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram.
1961 : Married M.R. Sreeparvathi.
1965-74 : Lecturer in Institute of English, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram,   Kerala
1966 : Obtained Certificate from Central Institute of English (CIEFL), Hyderabad
1967 : Mruthyupooja (Poem)
1968 : Kudumba Puranam (Poem)
1968 : Launches the Poetry Quarterly, Kerala Kavitha.
1969  : Pakalukal Rathrikal (Poem)
1969 : Fulbright Fellowship, USA
1969-70 : Passage To America (Poem)
1971 : AM and PhD Degrees from Indiana University, U.S.A
1973 : Reader in  The Institute of English, University of Kerala,   Thiruvananthapuram.
1973-75 : Maharaja Kathakal (Poems)
1974 : Ayyappa  Panikerude Krithikal, Vol.I (1951-69), Navadhara,   Thiruvananthapuram.
1974 -1980 : Reader at Institute of English.
1975 : Represented India in the International Poetry Festival held in Yugoslavia
1975 : Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Poetry.(Ayyappa Panikerude Krithikal,   (1969-81)
1976-77 : Cartoon Kavithakal (Poems)
1980     : Gopikadandakam
1980-90     : Dean Faculty of Arts, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
1981-82    : Post Doctoral Research in Yale University (Five Months) and Harvard
University (Four Months). During this time he visited around 25 Universities   in the U.S and became acquainted with internationally renowned poets like   James Dicky, John Hollander, Czeslaw Milosz and Allen Ginsberg as well as   scholars like Cleanth Brooks, Harold Bloom, Charles Feidelson Jr, Frederic   Jameson and others.
1981    : Ayyappa Panikerude Cartoon Kavithakalum Maharaja Kathakalum,
Samkramanam, Trivandrum.
1982 : Ayyappa Panikerude Krithikal (1969-81), Vol.II, DC Books, Kottayam,   Kerala
1983  : Ezhu Kavithakal; Padanangalum, DC Books, Kottayam
1984 : Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Criticism.
1984 : Sahitya Akademi Award for Poetry
1984-85    : Selected as National Lecturer by U.G.C
: Gave lectures at Gorakhpur, Kolhapur, Karnataka and Bangalore   Universities.
: Also served as Visiting Fellow at Universities like Kashmir and Jadavpur.
1985- 89 : Gothrayanam (Poem)
1986 : Participated in Festivals of India held in France and in America.
1989 : Ayyappa Panikerude Krithikal (1981-89), Vol.III, Dc Books, Kottayam,   Kerala
: Gothrayanam, Chitravedi, Thiruvananthapuram
: Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Bhilwara Award for Poetry (Ayyappa Panikerude Krithikal, Vol II)
1990 Sep 30 : Retired as Professor and Head of the Institute of English, University of   Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.
: Ayyappa Panikerude Lekhanangal (1980-90), Vol.II, DC Books, Kottayam
: Ayyappa Panikerude Terenjedutha Kavithakal, S.P.C.S, Kottayam
1991 : Pookkathirikkanenikkavathille (Poem)
1990-94 : Chief Editor, Medieval Indian Literature, Sahitya Akademi
1996 : President, All India English Teachers Conference
1996-97 : Kabir Samman (Madhya Pradesh)
1997 : International Man of the Year (IBC, Cambridge, UK)
: Gandhi Memorial Fellowship
: Indira Gandhi Memorial Fellowship
1998 : Chief Editor, Encyclopedia of Indian Literature (Rev.Ed), Sahitya Akademi.
: Gangadhar Meher National Award for Poetry (Orissa)
1999 : Pookkathirikkan Enikkavatille, Bala Sahitya Institute, Trivandrum
: Anchu Kavithakal, Kozhikode U.P, Kozhikode
2000 : Therenjedutha Kavithakal, Ed.Abraham, Megha, Chalakkudi
2001 : Days and Nights. National Educational Research Centre (NERC),
Thiruvananthapuram
: Cartoon Kavithakal, H & C, Thrissur.
2002 : I Can’t Help Blossoming, Current Books, Kottayam
: Vayalar Award
2003 : Elected to the Honarary Membership of the prestigious Modern Language   Association of America
2004 : Pathumanipookkal : Current Books, Thrissur
: Vallathoal Award for Poetry
: Padmashree
2006 : Pakalukal Rathrikal, Mathrubhumi Books, Kozhikode Aug 23, 2006
: Saraswathi Samman
2006 : Passes   away after a prolonged lung disease