"Swadeshabhimanii" Ramakrishna Pillai (1878-1916)
Ramakrishna Pillai was a freedom fighter in the princely state of Travancore. His , paper "Swadeshabhimani" was suppressed by order of the Raja of Travancore. His press was confiscated and he was driven out of the State.
Pillai is remembered as being the writer of a book in Malayalam called 'Karl Marx: His Life and Teaching", the first in any Indian language (august 1912). Before this,in April 1912, Lala Hardayal had written an English article in 'Modern Review", called' Karl Marx: A Modern Rishi.