Another important work was Chandrotsavam around The Padya verse portion is in Sanskrit metres and the Gadya prose portion is mostly in Dravidian metres.
They were influenced by the Bhakti movement. The novel recounted the history of Venad Travancore during the final period of Rajah Rama Varma 's reign and subsequently to the accession of Marthanda Varma. Kathakali In the court of Travancore king Marthanda Varma — and his successor Dharma Raja Kartika Tirunal Rama Varmathere flourished a number of poets distinguished in several ways.
The message poems that appeared in Kerala are Unnuneeli, Sandesam, and Kookasandesam. Symbolism became prominent and G.
Unlike the language of Ramacharitam and the works of the Niranam poetsthe language of Krishnagatha marks the culmination of a stage of evolution. Since the four aattakathas he wrote Bakavadham, Kalyanasaugandhikam, Kirmeeravadham and Kalakeyavadham punctiliously conform to the strict rules of Kathakali, they are particularly favoured by orthodox artistes and their patrons.
This was characteristic of a move to avoid excessive use of Sanskrit or Tamil idiom.
Early prose literature[ edit ].