A. V. Kuttimalu Amma

A.V. Kuttimalu Amma or Anakkara Vadakkathu Kuttimalu Amma (1905-1985) was a woman freedom fighter, social worker and politician in India. She was a prominent figure in Civil disobedience movement.[1]

A. V. Kuttimalu Amma
Born23 April 1905
Anakkara, Palakkad district
Died14 April 1985
Known forMember of the Calicut Municipal Council, President Hindi Prachar Sabha, Member of AICC, President of Poor Home Society Calicut, Member of Madras Legislative Assembly from tellichery cum Kozhikode.
Political partyKerala Pradesh Congress Committee, All India Congress Committee
MovementQuit India Movement, Swadeshi Movement
Spouse(s)K. Madhava Menon
FamilyAnakkara Vadakkathu


She was born in Anakkara village in Palakkad district on 23 April 1905[2] and belongs to Perumbilavil Govinda Menon and Madhaviyamma couple of Anakkara Vadakkathu family at Thrithala.

On 25 April 1931 with Margaret Pavamani she organized a picketing at Thrissur town with a group of women from middle-class families.[3] As a result of civil disobedience movement she was imprisoned along with her 2 month old baby in 1932. After here release she was nominated to madras assembly in 1936. During Quit India Movement (1942), she was imprisoned again for two years at Presidency Jail, Amaravathi. She became a major person in organizing congress proceedings in the regency of Malabar and also worked in Indian national congress working committee.[4] She was the president of Hindi Prachar Sabha and was a Hindi Pracharika. In 1946 she was elected again to Madras legislative assembly. She died in 1985.[citation needed]

She had set up a number of orphanage homes in Malabar. She was married to Kozhipurath Madhava Menon, minister representing Malabar region in Madras presidency.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Gandhi and the Mass Movements. Atlantic Publishers & Distri.
  2. ^ "Directory of Madras Legislature 1950" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Political Participation of Women in Malabar" (PDF). shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  4. ^ Kumar, Ravindra (1992). Selected Works Of Maulana Abul Kalam AzadVol. 11 Vol# 11. Atlantic Publishers & Dist. ISBN 9788171563111.