The market orientation of the literature should not be at the cost of social advancement, said Kerala Sahitya Akademi president M Mukundan. He was inaugurating a district level Literary Camp organised by the Sahitya Akademi for young writers.
“The writers should not forget their basic commitment to society,” he said. Mukundan reminded that the literary workers should be able to spread the essential sense of social justice and humanism through their writings. He said that only those writers, who can make their unique voice stand out from the chaos, can survive in the world of literature.
He also added that the writers should have the essential “kindness” in them to reproduce in their works. “It is not only the commodities that get its value shrunk as a result of tight competitions, but literature also faces the same fate,” he maintained.