Ulloor | Ashan | Vallathol
Ulloor S. Parameswara Iyer (1877-1949) (Malayalam: ഉള്ളൂര് എസ്. പരമേശ്വരയ്യര്), commonly known as Ulloor, was a famous Malayalam poet and a noted historian. He was one of the famous triumvirate poets of Kerala, South India in the first half of the 20th century.
He attempted to revive the classical heritage of Malayalam poetry. He was born at the Thamarassery Illam at Perunna, Changanassery. Romanticism flourished with the appearance of the great trio Kumaran Asan, Ulloor and Vallathol Narayana Menon. He started his work as a civil servant and finally became the Chief Secretary to the Travancore Government.
His early works show the influence of Sanskrit words and usages. In Premasangeetham he glorified the concept of love. One of his poems, Premasangeetham (literally 'song of love'), compiled the history of Malayalam literature for the first time. He says that love is the only religion in the world, and describes the rhythmic harmony between man and nature. The poem concludes in a highly philosophical note: "You, me and the Paramathma (the Almighty) are one and the same".
Ulloor published Umakeralam , a Mahakavyam, in 1914.