Ashoka Mani, who writes under the pen name Ashokan Marayoor is a poet and academician. One of his poems, Pachaveedu is included in the syllabus of Calicut University. His poems have appeared in the magazine, Indian Literature. He also writes poems in the tribal language, Muthuvan.
He is the recipient of the recent Kanakasree award by the prestigious Kerala Sahitya Academy.