Dear friend,

Kerala Council for Historical Research (KCHR) will set up Kamala Surayya cubicle in its Contemporary History Archives to house memories, documents, photographs etc related to her life and writings. Council is launching a campaign across the world to collect and archive details on Kamala’s life, contacts, visits, friendships, meetings, interviews, etc. Even recollections of casual acquaintances can be sent, since they may bring out an unknown facet of her life/personality and make the archive more comprehensive and meaningful.

The Council requests all her friends, relatives and acquaintances to contribute their memories and other resources to the archives. The contributions would be significant source material for future research on the life and contributions of Kamala Surayya.

All documents will be preserved in the name of the contributors and it will be mandatory for researchers to acknowledge the contributions. There will be facility to keep documents confidential for a specified period if any one so desires. Contributors will also have the right to restrict their contributions exclusively for academic research.

KCHR also welcomes photographs, letters or such other material for digital preservation. The Council will undertake their digitization and return the original with a digital copy.

Memories/documents/photographs can be sent by post or email. To ensure factual consistency in the documentation of the sources, we would appreciate your making use of the formats given below.

For further details, contact:
KCHR, PB No: 839, Trivandrum-3,
Phone no: +91+ 471-2310409, Email:

With warm regards,

K N Panikkar, Chairman, KCHR PJ Cherian, Director, KCHR
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