Paul Chirakkarode was a noted Malayalam- and English-language novelist, short story writer, biographer, essayist, thinker, social critic, orator and human rights activist. It was through his literary interventions that the miserable and subhuman life of the downtrodden people of Kerala was exposed before the world of letters in an aesthetic manner. The author has been considered one of the pioneers of Dalit Literary Movement in India.
Paul Chirakkarode was born on 4 September 1938 in Maramon, a small village situated on the banks of Pamba river, near Thiruvalla in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. He belonged to a Dalit Christian Family. His father Rev LT Daniel was well known among the natives of his village as a teacher, social worker and as a Christian Missionary. His mother was Elikutty. Paul Chirakkarode had his education at Maramon High School; St. Thomas College, Kozhancherry; SB College, Changanassery; Sacred Heart College, Thevara; University College,