Agnivesh Jyotiraditya

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Agnivesh Jyotiraditya is a young Indian published author of 10 bestselling books at the age of 10. The books were published by companies like, H&C, Balasahiti Prakashan, Gold Dots publishing House etc. He writes under the pseudonym 'Monu' and his literary works have won several awards like Kamala Surayya Memorial Award by State committee for child welfare, Dr Hermann Gundert Award, Kala Gaurav Award, Balagokulam Award for Excellence, Young Talent Award by Yuvajana Samajam etc. He secured his black belt in martial arts at the age of 5 and one of the youngest to achieve this feat in the world.

A winner of several prestigious competitions like Google Code to learn Contest, National Spell Bee, Olympiads like NCO, IMO, NSO, UIEO, IEO, NSTSE, Quest Educare Global Talent Exam, Picasso International Art Contest. His exceptional works are also displayed as a separate section at the Don Bosco Museum and Indian Institute of Regional Cultures, North East India under the caption 'See what a 10-year young lad can do', which records the highest number of visitors in the museum.

He speaks 5 languages and his exhibitions aim at creating awareness to save endangered species. His contributions regularly appear in popular children's magazines and is well appreciated for his skills in editing. He has gained considerable attention by winning multiple awards for his works especially at a very young age.

Agnivesh Jyotiraditya descends from the royal lineage of Veluthambi Dalawa of the erstwhile princely state of Travancore, best known for his early rebellion known as Travancore rebellion, against British supremacy and Lord Macaulay, even before the 1857 revolt and also for the 'Kundara Proclamation'. He is the current scion of Kannankara family.

Monu's books[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

  • Little Stories by Little Monu
  • Naattu kalikal
  • Little Monu's Essays for Friends
  • Little Monu Tells Stories
  • Monuvinte Kunjikkathakal
  • Birds, Animals & Nature
  • Inner Purity
  • Guide to computer shortcuts
  • Monu's Book on Philately
  • Monu's List of Top 10

Awards & Honours[edit | hide | edit source]

  • State Committee for Child Welfare Award for Children's Literature
  • Dr. Hermann Gundert Award for Overall Excellence
  • Kamala Surayya Memorial Literature Award
  • Kala Gaurav Award for exceptional achievement
  • Balagokulam Award for Excellence
  • Yuvajana Samajam Young Talent Award
  • Hopes India Gold Medal for best writer
  • Google Citation for Winning Code to Learn Programming Contest
  • Picasso International Art Contest Golden+ Award
  • Global Talent Exam winner with full marks
  • National spell bee topper
  • Inter district Martial arts gold medalist
  • Topper in international competitive exams like NSTSE, NCO, NSO, IMO, IEO, UIEO, GTE

References[edit | hide | edit source]

Sreenivasan Deepthi; 'Monu of many trades', Deccan Chronicle March 16, 2017 http://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/viral-and-trending/160317/agnivesh-jyotiraditya-kannankara-monu-of-many-trades.html

News Bureau; 'Young Achiever in Town', The Shillong Times, 5 March 2017 http://epaper.theshillongtimes.com/epapermain.aspx?pgno=6&eddate=2017-3-05&edcode=820009

Sreenivasan, ' Penchant for letters', The Asian Age, March 17, 2017 http://www.asianage.com/life/more-features/170317/penchant-for-letters.html

Karanavar Aswathi; ' Making the right Moves,' New Indian Express, 28 September 2012. http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/2012/sep/28/making-the-right-moves-410304.html

Correspondent D C, PTI ; Agnivesh Jyotiraditya Kannankara', Kerala Chronicle, March 18, 2017 http://www.deccanchronicle.com/tabloid/kerala-chronicle?date=16032017

Rajwi, Tiki; ' Two New Books by Eight Year old', The New Indian Express, 29 March 2013. http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/2013/mar/29/two-new-books-by-eight-year-old-463009.html

Express Fearures; September 29, 2012 ibnlive.in.com/news/making-the-right-moves/295928-60-123.html

Code to learn contest result and details ; https://sites.google.com/site/indiacode2learn/

Newsletter ; Cnis, 20 September 2013 http://www.cnis.in/Files/IS/Newsletter/Septeember%202013%20Newsletter%2022.pdf

Sharma T; December 13, 2011, News18 page 'The New Indian': http://www.news18.com/agency/the-new-indian/page-2206/

'City boy wins Gundert Award', news 18 ; 11 Dec 2013 http://www.news18.com/news/india/city-boy-wins-gundert-award-427949.html

Sriharshan, c.p; ' Monu oru cheriya monalla, sakalakalavallabhan' - city kaumudi newspaper page 2 Feb 16 2013

K S, Aravind ; ' vayassu ettu Monu ezhuthiya pusthakangal 3' - metro manorama news paper page 4, July 31, 2012.

Periyachur Sukumaran; ' Monu enna sarvakalavallabhan' ; Pavithrabhumi September 2013 issue .

Panthavur, Faqruddin ; "Thottathellam Ponnakkiya Athbhuthabalan" ; Big News Live e-paper, 29 March 2017 http://www.bignewslive.com/agnivesh-a-very-talented-boy/

P, Faqruddeen; ' thottatellam ponnaakkiya athbhutha balan ' ; Daily Humt, 29 March 2017 http://m.dailyhunt.in/news/india/malayalam/bignewslive-epaper-bignewsl/thottathellam+ponnakkiya+athbhuthabalan-newsid-65729876?ss=wsp&s=a

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