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Dharmarajyam is a collection of essays written by Malayalam language writer Vaikom Muhammad Basheer.[1] These politically charged essays were written against the policies of the then Diwan of Travancore Sir C. P. Ramaswami Iyer.[2] The book was published in 1938 and was Basheer's first published book.[3] The book was banned by the Travancore government in the same year.[3] It is said[by whom?] that Basheer himself got these printed and sold them at local shops and households, going on foot.[2] Subsequently, he was jailed for two years for conspiring against the government.[4] The book was re-released by DC Books in 2008.[3]

AuthorVaikom Muhammad Basheer
PublisherDC Books
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  1. ^ Mahachcharithamala (in Malayalam). DC Books. pp. 525–530. ISBN 81-264-1066-3.
  2. ^ a b Indian Literature - Issues 249-251. Sahitya Akademi. 2009. p. 84.
  3. ^ a b c "സി.പിയെ വിറപ്പിച്ച 'ബഷീറിന്റെ ധര്‍മ്മരാജ്യം'". DC Books. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Dharmarajyam". DC Books. Retrieved 1 April 2013.

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