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Edasseri

Edasseri dealt with an awe-inspiring variety of subjects in his poems, plays and essays. His subjects range from the mythical to the social psyche on the one hand and from socio-political to environmental concerns on the other. A farsighted environmentalist Edasseri is the first poet in Kerala to air concern about the damage to eco system, in two of his poems "Kuttippuram Bridge"(1954) and "The Mango Tree Felled" (1963), when ecology was still not a subject of human concern at least in this part of the world. Few poets have evoked such keen interest as Edasseri in the new-era writers, so much so about twenty five poets have written poems eulogizing him.