For many school students in Palakkad and for umpteen upcoming poets in the blogosphere, Jyothibai Pariyadath is a sweet voice that sings beautiful poems to them.
The person behind the voice is someone who loves literature. Jyothi is a housewife who has three published works to her credit, has done many translations, written script for a docu-fiction and runs an online magazine.
And she has two blogs, one where her own poems are posted (www.jyothiss.blogspot.com) and the other carries her renditions of poems of other renowned poets (www.kavyamsugeyam.blogspot.com).
Jyothi got into blogs four years ago.But the twist happened when she was approached by the panchayat officials of Palakkad to give voice to poems of the greatest Malayalam poets as part of the Harisree project. The project is for popularising Malayalam language and literature among students with the belief that listening to poems will imprint them in the minds of students quickly. The renditions of the poems are played in Malayalam classes and students listen to them quite keenly. In the blog ‘Kavyasugeyam’, one can listen to the poems of Kumaranasan and Ulloor to those of M P Appan and Sugathakumari.
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