Joseph Edamaruku, popularly identified by his surname Edamaruku, was a years, and the founder-editor of Therali, a rationalist periodical in Malayalam. Joseph Edamaruku (7 September – 29 June ), popularly identified by his surname He was the Delhi Bureau chief of the Malayalam magazine. Joseph Edamaruku, was an eminent rationalist, scholar and author of books and more than two thousand articles, mainly in Malayalam language.

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Joseph Edamaruku, born on 7 September in the southern Indian state Kerala, is an eminent rationalist, scholar and author of books and more than two thousand articles in Malayalam language.

Since he lives in Delhi and represents Kerala Sabdam group of newspapers. Joseph Edamaruku edited daily newspapers and mass circulated magazines, published rationalist journals, addressed numerous meetings and influenced the way of thinking of a whole generation in Kerala. An indefatigable campaigner against malayalqm, superstitions josepph blind belief, Edamaruku represents a colorful era of Indian rationalism.

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He was the president of Indian Rationalist Association from to Hailing from a traditional Syrian Christian family that contributed bishops and priests to the church, close experience with the church and Bible education made him a rationalist while malsyalam in his teens.

He became an activist, married Soley from a Hindu family and challenged caste marriages.

He was instrumental in building up the strong rationalist movement in Kerala. He spent two spells in prison, in and in during the National Emergency. Thomas Kovoor April 10, — September 18, was an indian professor and rationalist who gained prominence after retirement for his campaign to expose as frauds various Indian and Sri Lankan “god-men” and so-called paranormal phenomena.


His direct, trenchant criticism of spiritual frauds and organized religions were enthusiastically received by audiences, initiating a new dynamism in the Rationalist movement, especially in Sri Lanka and India. Joseph was an eminent rationalist from Kerala, India. Joseph was born on January 6, at Thripunithura in Kerala. His father was Mookencheril Kuncheria and mother Maria.

After his education, he took up his career as a lawyer. Kunjiraman, and Sahodaran Ayyappan. The first issue of the Yukthivadi was brought out on August, Sahodaran Ayyappan was the first editor of the magazine.

Two years later M. Joseph took over the editorship and successfully continued its publication without any interruption for the next 45 years. His famous column Kurippukal Notes carried scathing criticism of all organized religions, superstitions, and undemocratic and authoritarian political systems.

During his tenure as its editor, the magazine got so identified with its editor that he came to be known as Yukthivadi M. In Julyat the age of 87, he handed over the magazine to Unni Kakkanand. Joseph died on October 26, at the age of As per malyaalam wishes, the body was handed over to Calicut Medical College.

He is considered an icon of rationalism. To his followers and admirers, he was a courageous advocate for the rights of humanity and the preservation of Dravidian cultures.

He was a edamqruku who indicted Indo-Aryan India in the harshest terms for its exploitation, malaylam, and marginalization of the indigenous Dravidian peoples who were non-Brahmin. Those who had a dislike for Periyar accused him of attacking Hinduism and the Brahmin community. But his was targeted against Brahminism and not Brahmins, and the manipulation of Hinduism and not Hinduism as a faith.


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He has been listed amongst the top most influential people amongst Tamil society of the 20th century. He lost his father at an early age and was brought up under the guidance of his elder brother Achuthan Vaidyar.

By this time the social revolutionary in Ayyappan had come of age and was ready to fight against the social evil of caste system. From then on, Ayyappan came to be known as Sahodaran Ayyappan. Malaalam consuming passion was still directed towards effecting radical reforms in the society. An inquisitive soul from childhood, K. Amidst his relentless work in the field of effecting social reforms Ayyappan found time to work in trade unions and in active politics.

He is one of the founding edsmaruku of the trade unionism in Kerala. InAyyappan was elected to Cochin Legislative Council of which he continued to be a member for the next 21 years. During his first tenure in the legislative council Edamzruku showed his commitment to progressive programmes. On one occasion he demanded that registration be given to all love marriages.

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