New Delhi: Biography of renowned Hindu saint and social reformer Sree Narayana Guru is being translated into three south Indian languages - Tamil, Telugu and Kannada - by Kendra Sahitya Akademi and will be published next month.
Congress MP from Kerala, P T Thomas, said in a release that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had directed the Akademi to publish the biography written in Malaylam by writer T Bhaskaran in other languages.
Singh gave this direction after Thomas made this demand in Lok Sabha in November 2009.
Thomas said the translated version of biography will be published during the Sreenarayana Guru Jayanthi celebrations this year.
The Guru (1856-1928) was born into an Ezhava family, in an era when people from the Ezhava community were regarded as "Avarna", faced social injustices in the caste-ridden Kerala society.
Gurudevan, as he was fondly known to his followers, led reform movement in the state, revolted against casteism and worked on propagating new values of freedom in spirituality and of social equality, thereby transforming the Kerala society.