Madhavan is a Tamil writer from Thiruvananthapuram. He was a businessman in a commercial street called 'Salai' located in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram. His works are based on his experiences and roles in his daily business life, in Malayalam mixed with Tamil. Many of his works have been translated into English, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. He has received the Vishnupuram Literary Award for the year 2010 and the Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 2015. Characterization is an essential element in a literary work. When we think of a story, what comes to our mind should be the characters in it. Kambar's 'Raman', Silamb's 'Kannagi', Manonmaniam's 'Kudilanum', Kalki's 'Sivakami' and Jayakanthan's 'Ganga' are specially talked about because of their creative style. In this regard, this article examines the style of character creation in A. Madhavan's stories.


Madhavan, Short Stories, Vishnupuram Literary Award, Thiruvananthapuram,


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