Plagiarism row leaves Kerala writer red-faced

Wednesday 05th December 2018 02:07 EST

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A raging controversy over plagiarism in Kerala has left two progressive cultural faces celebrated by the Left, sweating. Writer and college faculty Deepa Nisanth, also an activist and young orator Sreechithran, who recently hogged the limelight for his speeches at Left-sponsored events, favouring the entry of young women to Sabarimala. Both young leaders are currently stuck in a row for lifting a poem written by poet S Kalesh. At the crux of the controversy is a poem published under Deepa's name at a service magazine of All Kerala Private College Teachers Association. Kalesh has claimed that the lady copies his poem, which was published in his blog in 2011. He said the title of the poem in the blog was “anganeyirikke marichu poyi njan” (So When I Died). In response, Deepa has indicated that the poem published in the magazine was sent to her by Sreechithran.

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