Thaha MadayiThaha Madayi (also spelt as Taha Madayi) is a freelance journalist/writer and biographer from Kerala, India, writing in Malayalam language. He began contributing to Ballapankthi of Mathrubhumi weekly and has gone on to author many articles on significant topics, which appeared in leading Malayalam journals. He was instrumental in making visible Dalits and other marginalized groups through the literary genre of life-writing and has also published his interviews with many celebrities. He has made six documentary films and short films. He has presented cultural programs both on Radio and TV. He wrote the biographies of Kallen Pokkudan, Fabi Basheer, Gemini Shankaran, Mamukkoya, Punathil Kunjabdulla, Eranjoli Moosa, A Ayyappan and Captain Krishnan Nair.
He has written pieces for Malayalam weekly like Mathrubhumi and Madhyamam.
His interview with M.N. Vijayan was discussed in Kerala Cultural-Political scenario in a wider range. Thaha Madayi created a new branch in Malayalam literature called 'Jeevithamezhuth'(Life sketch). The work of Thaha Madayi was included into ''The Oxford India Anthology of Malayalam Dalit Writing'' published by Oxford University Press. Provided by Wikipedia