MALAYALAM CLASSIC NOVELS PDF

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Set in an old age home, the novella brings out the dark realities of contemporary family life which routinely brings cruelty to the elderly. Though written decades ago, her stories embedded within narrow domestic walls continue to hold relevance.

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The novel is translated by Arunava Sinha who has translated over twenty novels and has won the Crossword Translation Award twice. Gujarati 5. The novel sees Fateema struggle to find her way amidst communal violence and conflicting loyalties. Hindi 6. Apradhini is a collection of life-stories of ordinary women with extraordinary pasts, we read of women whose lives have been changed because of men, women who now survive on the fringes of society — or outside it.

The author also gives her own verdict for each story , for the reader to think why one crime could be greater or lesser than the other. These stories have been translated into English by her daughter, Ira Pande.

Set in the first decade of the 20th century in the small village of Shahpur, the novel captures the story of India through this village where people of both faiths coexisted peacefully living off the land. The personal histories of a wide set of characters are told largely through dialogue. Though the translation has met with criticism especially on its failure to capture the different registers of language, it does give non Hindi readers a chance to experience the classic. After the death of Chachcho, her nephew tries to piece together his memories of the two women to uncover the relationship between the two women that made so many people uncomfortable.

Malayalam 9. The novella told is told through the protagonist Prema, who is infatuated by Yudas, an ex-Naxalite who now dredges corpses from the bottom of a nearby lake. Themes of obsession and political ideology rendered in lyrical prose leaves us with a powerful novella by the author of Hangwoman.

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Agnisakhi by Lalithambika Antharjanam translated by Vasanthi Sankaranarayanan OUP, An active participant in the social reform movements of Kerala in the early s, Lalithambika sets her novel against the history of Kerala, customs and the culture of the Namboodiri community alongside the Indian National Freedom struggle. Interestingly, Sankaranarayanan had translated the same work in English for the Kerala Sahitya Akademi in Oxford University Press wanted her to retranslate the novel as they felt that both the author and the novel deserved a more careful rendering with proper contextualisation and closer attention to the different registers of language seen in the book.

Manipuri Somi Roy Zubaan, Published by Zubaan in , this part memoir, part oral testimony, part eyewitness account of life in the erstwhile royal household of Manipur is brought to English readers through the translation by her son L. Somi Roy. It is an important addition to the untold histories of the British Raj.

Marathi Motherwit by Urmila Pawar translated by Veena Deo Zubaan, A Dalit, a Buddhist and a feminist: Urmila Pawar's self-definition as all three identities informs her stories about women who are brave in the face of caste oppression, strong in the face of family pressures, defiant when at the receiving end of insult, and determined when guarding their interests and those of their sisters. This collection translated into English by Veena Deo and published by Zubaan contain fourteen stories on the travails of the Indian women.

It is now accessible to English readers through the translation by Jerry Pinto published by Speaking Tiger in Odia These stories address the recurring problems of the booming middle-class of Orissa and the plight of the modern woman.

A recurring theme is hunger and what it can do to you and two separate stories tell stories of hunger that are representative of the hunger that exists in our society today.

Tamil The Taming of Women by P. She has written novels around Dalit and feminist themes.

The central concern of the novel is the relation between man and the earth he cultivates. Already Uroob had developed the concept of an extensive canvas in Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum. The grand narrative found its rightful place in Malayalam fiction during the period after independence. Kesava Dev, in Ayalkar Neighbours , used the large-framed novel to recount the intricate relationships between different castes and communities.

The Nairs , Ezhavas and Christians figure dominantly in the complex and involved story of the people who live in any Kerala village as neighbours. These novelists were holding a mirror up to life in all its diversities, without identifying individual heroes and heroines or villains.

Menon Vilasini, attempted the biggest novel in Malayalam, perhaps also in any Indian language, in Avakasikal Inheritors , probably motivated by the desire to write the grand narrative centering around a family.

Unnikrishnan Puthoor b.

Mohana Varma b. Another tendency that could be found during this period is the attempt to retell puranic episodes. Balakrishnan set the trend with his popular redaction of the Mahabharata from the point of view of Droupadi : she is reflecting on the circuitous course of her life during the last night of the battle of Kurukshetra Ini Njan Urangatte.

Vasudevan Nair's Randamoozham The Second Turn recounts the story of Bhimasena , supposed to be the son of Vayu ; this is demystified or demythified in the novel. Other writers have also tried to retell other classics in the form of the novel, since the novel has become the most popular form of the narrative in Malayalam.

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Some of the novels of Kovilan V. Ayyappan, b.

His works have a remarkable philosophical insight and are written in an answerable style, unique to himself. Mathai Parappurath, , who also served in the army, is well known for his popular novels such as Panitheeratha Veedu Unfinished House Aranazhika Neram Half an Hour. His friend K. The post-independence novel has been enriched by the contribution of writers living outside Kerala. The pravasi novel has added a fresh chapter, bringing in new landscapes and new characters.

The nagara tinai city landscape has provided the milieu for some of the best novels in Malayalam. Kakkanadan , O. Vijayan , M. Mukundan , Anand and others have annexed these new areas to the concern of the Malayali fiction readers. Not that all of them have located the action in all their writings outside Kerala, but they have brought a new perspective or sensibility, as the pravasi poets have done of late. Kakkanadan George Varghese, b.

Vijayan , having spent a number of years in Delhi, locates his classic novel Khasakkinte Itihasam The Legend of Khasak in the remote village in his native Palakkad. It has a simple plot but the inlaid narration invests it with a metaphysical or even mystical aura, which marks it out among the works of fiction attempted by Malayalis during the post-freedom period.

It may be said that in novelettes like Khasakkinte Itihasam and Gurusagaram , he was turning away from the grand narrative in the realistic mode in favour of metaphorical or allegorical fiction, which was the forte of narratives in ancient India. To suggest a symbolically large design with a short physical frame, in other words to use a microscope as a magnifying glass, is the kind of technique that Vijayan resorted to. It was perhaps better suited to his world vision. Anand also seems to take a cue from Vijayan, but moves away from it so as to make fiction read less like fiction and more like pseudohistory, without abandoning the allegorical element.

His Jaivamanushyan and later works follow this pattern, although his first novel 'Alkkoottam ' The Crowd had all the ingredients of normative fiction. After a stint at the existentialist novel a la Sartre and Camus , M. He had also written a critique of modernism much earlier, called Enthanu Aadhunikata?

What is Modernism? But he has apparently moved on from that position.

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Mohammed too tried his hand at political allegory in Hiranyakasipu high-lighting the horrors of totalitarianism , but moved on to the social novel as in Ennappaadam Oilfield and Maram Tree , which are very sensitive portrayals of the life of the Muslim community, different in style from that of Vaikom Muhammad Basheer.

The novel is perhaps the best-seller in the consumerist book market today, and hence there are a large number of writers catering to that trend.

These works set a trend in story-telling, involving simple domestic characters in their everyday life with their joys and sorrows told in a rather sentimental melodramatic language. No wonder it attracted a vast number of readers and considerably helped to promote the popularity of the novel form. Today it commands the largest readership of all literary forms. It is even said that it contributed to the growth of literacy.

They probably dominate the field of serial fiction in the pulp weeklies and magazines and are Kanam EJ E. Thampi, Mallika Yunis , M. Ratnamma, etc. It is not easy to list the novelists in this category; their name is a legion. Among the more serious and gifted of these novelists are Sarah Thomas b. Syamala , author of Shyamaranyam among other works , K. Sreedevi b.

Vatsala b. Marar b. Panikker b. Perumbadavam Sreedharan b. Among those who have explored the regional novel with an intense flavour of the local language and local social fabric may be mentioned G. Vivekanandan , author of Kallichellamma and U. Khader b. Several writers are there who portray the decline of the feudal system and of the old order of the joint family, among whom easily the most gifted is M.

Vasudevan Nair b.Namboodiripad, this was Nalapatan's best work. Chinmayananda Saraswati. Odayil Ninnu by P. Thampi and Visha Vruksham by T. Nov 05, Feb 26, These works set a trend in story-telling, involving simple domestic characters in their everyday life with their joys and sorrows told in a rather sentimental melodramatic language.

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