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emsE.M.S. Namboodiripad
E.M. Sankaran Namboodiripad started his public life by participating in the Freedom Struggle against British Imperialism. He acted as the Kerala Pradesh congress Committee Secretary for four years (1934-1938) and then moved to socialist group of the congress party. From 1950 onwards he became a polit bureau member of the communist party He became the first elected Chief Minister of the Community party in 1957. Until his demise on 19th March 1998 he was an ardent follower of Marxism-Leninism . In addition to his political activities his intellectual contributions played a very important role in determining the cultural scenario of Kerala. His first masterpiece Keralam- Malayalikalude Mathrubhumi, was a cultural critique and paved the way for further investigations in Kerala culture and history. His works on Indian Freedom Struggle, literary criticism and many other important essays are worth studying. Actually he introduced a new experiment with Marxism by formulating the concept of coalition ministry. He was the protagonist behind the Peoples planning campaign (Janakeeya Asutranam) implemented by left democratic front in Kerala.