Joseph Edamaruku

Joseph Edamaruku

Joseph Edamaruku (popularly identified by his surname "Edamaruku") (7 September 1934 - 29 June 2006) was a well known journalist and a militant rationalist from Kerala. He was the Delhi Bureau chief of the Malayalam magazine "Keralasabdam" for more than twenty years, and the founder-editor of "Therali", a rationalist periodical in Malayalam. He was president of the Indian Rationalist Association from 1995-2005.

As a rationalist and an atheist, he wrote over 170 books on various subjects ranging from religion to philosophy to miracles. His autobiography, "The Times that Raised the Tempest" won a Kerala Literary Academy awarded. He also translated and published in Malayalam the complete works of Dr. Abraham Kovoor. His son, Sanal Edamaruku, is a prominent Indian rationalist and president of the Rationalist International. Some of his most important works are:

# "Kristhuvum Krishnanum Jeevichirunnilla" (Christ & Krishna Never Lived)
# "Upanishathukal Oru Vimarsana Patanam" (Upanishands: A Critical Study)
# "Quran Oru Vimarsana Patanam" (Quran: A Critical Study)
# "Bhagavad Gita Oru Vimarsana Patanam" (Bhagavad Gita: A Critical Study)
# "Yukthivada Rashtram" (Rationalist Nation)
# "Kovoorinte Sampoorna Krithikal" (Complete Works of Abraham Kovoor: Translation)

External links

* [http://www.therali.com/ Indian Atheist Publishers]
* [http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1038420 Obituary at www.dnaindia.com]
* [http://www.newkerala.com/news3.php?action=fullnews&id=15630 Obituary at www.newkerala.com]


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