Arundhati Roy to be among the key speakers at the first edition of WLF, says festival director Vinod K Jose
The award-winning author said her mother, the renowned educationalist, who died Thursday, was a miracle.
The tale of their friendship reportedly began after the former, searching for a plot of land to establish a school, decided to advertise so in a local paper. One of the first to respond was Madhavikutty.
The cremation took place in the Pallikoodam School campus on Friday afternoon.
As per the Travancore Christian Succession Act, daughters in Syrian Christian families had no right over the father's property. Roy went to court in 1984 and got the Act abolished in 1986.
As Pallikoodam turns a guiding force for many educational institutions today, it speaks volumes of the success of Mary Roy, the educationalist who dared to dream.
She has earned a place in history for her legal fight to ensure equal inheritance for women, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Kerala's Tourism Minister Muhammad Riyas made the announcement citing international luxury magazine Conde Nast Traveller.
'It was my duty as a writer to write it. It is not my duty to fight for its place on a university curriculum,' the Man Booker Prize winner said.
The situation in India approaching genocidal, the activist said.