A renowned linguist and one of the great Malayalam poets of the modern era, K. A. Jayaseelan’s ouevre is characterised by his trademark juxtapositioning of dense philosophical ruminations and their almost playful rendition.  Although he started writing in the Seventies, the high period of Malayalam modernism marked by literary works that serenaded political and existential angst, it was in the Nineties that he was recognised as a modern master. For poets of the Nineties seeki