Vaikkom Muhammad Basheer, was one of the most renowned Muslim novelist in Kerala. He had little formal education. When he was in class five, he left home to take part in Salt Satyagraha.
(i) Basheer is regarded as one of the prominent literary figure in India who revolutionised Malayalam literature.
(ii) Basheer is known for his unconventional style of language which was based on the colloquial language of everyday life.
(iii) His short stories, novels spoke about the details from everyday life of Muslim households.
(iv) He brought into Malayalam writihgs, themes which were unusual at that time. While describing poverty, insanity, life in prisons.