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Naalukettu is a Malaaylam novel written by M. Published init was MT’s first major novel. Like many other novels written by MT, Naalukettu is also set against the backdrop of the crumbling matrilineal order of Kerala in a newly independent India. Naalukettu remains a classic in Malayalam fiction. It contributed to the renewal of a literary tradition initiated by S. PottekkattThakazhi Naluoettu Pillai and Uroob in the s.

Doordarshan adapted the novel into a television film in Malayalam actor Krishnaprasad enacted the protagonist in this film. Naalukettu is a veritable depiction of the matriarchal social order of Kerala’s Maalyalam community in its final gasp for life. The hero Appunni is a scion of a once rich and powerful family. Appunni is the son of a woman who married a man of her own choices and who did not marry the man whom her Karnavar suggested. So she has to leave the family with her mlayalam and Appunni grows up without a father and away from the prestige and protection of the matrilineal home to which he belongs.

The novel captures the traumas and psychological graph of Appunni, nalukettu introvert and angry youth, aspiring to avenge the insult meted out to him in a matrilineal family by building a new edifice on the ruins of his ancestral home. The Hindu ‘s critic K. The balukettu and collapse of the system resulted in nuclear families and consequential social, traditional and economic changes. But apart from the historical angle, Naalukettu has a lasting literary value, as one of the best in Malayalam fiction.

The novel has been translated to various Indian and malayalqm languages. The English translation is by:. Pottekkatt, Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai and Uroob in the s.

Madath Thekkepaattu Vasudevan Nair born 9 Augustpopularly known as MT, is an Indian author, screenplay writer and film director. He shot into fame at the age of 20 when, as a chemistry undergraduate, he won the prize for the best short story in Malayalam at World Short Story Competition conducted by The New York Herald Tribune.

The deep emotional experiences of his e Chemmeen tells the story of the relationship between Karuthamma, the daughter of a Hindu fisherman, and Pareekutti, the son of a Muslim fish wholesaler. The theme of the novel is a myth among the fishermen malaya,am along the coastal Kerala State in the Southern India. The myth is about chastity.

If the married fisher woman was infidel when her husband was in nnalukettu sea, the Sea Goddess Kadalamma literally means Mother Sea would consume him. It is mwlayalam perpetuate this myth that Thakazhi wrote this novel. It was adapted into a film of same name, which won critical acclaim and commercial success. Thakazhi made a departure from his a vowed commitment to realism as it appeared in his works till then he brought in a fresh breeze of lyricism and romanticism.


Indulekha is a Malayalam novel written by O. Published init was the first major novel in Malayalam language. It was a landmark in the history of Malayalam literature and initiated novel as a new flourishing genre. Background The title Indulekha, refers to the prodigy in this novel, a nallukettu, well educated Nair lady of 20 or 22 years.

The novel was written at a time when there was an emerging class of upper caste men mostly Nairs who received a Naluksttu style education, and were achieving prominent positions in British India. The period was a clash of cultures, as the educated Indians were torn between Western ideals and traditional practices.


The Nambudiri Brahmins of Kerala,traditionally had marital relations with Nair women, known as Sambandham, since only the oldest Nambudiri youth was allowed to marry a Brahmin girl. The younger sons were encouraged to have Sambandham with Nair women, in order to maintain It tells the story of npvel Nambudiri woman, who is drawn into the struggle for social and political emancipation but cannot easily shake off the chains of tradition that bind her.

Agnisakshi was Lalithambika Antarjanam’s only novel. She was famous for her short stories and poems.

Naalukettu (novel)

She wrote this novel in her old age. It has become something of a classic in Malayalam fiction. He is young, virtuous, and loving but too orthodox to be the husband of a woman with Thethikutty’s views. Manju Mist is a novel by M. Vasudevan Nair published in The novel is set in the mountains and valleys of Nainital where Vimala Devi, a teacher in a boarding school, waits in hope for the winter of her discontent to vanish.

The eco-feminist theme of patriarchal domination and exploitation gains more prominence in Manju, MT’s only novel with a female protagonist. The novel stands apart as set in a milieu different from the usual one, the Valluvanadan village.

MT said in an interview with India Today, “I don’t remember having ever read Verma’s story although we are very close friends. I wrote Manju immediately after I returned from a visit to Nainital. I don’t think M Yakshi is a Malayalam novel written by Malayattoor Ramakrishnan in He meets a beautiful woman who is willing to accept him despite his disfigurement.

But after a while, Srinivasan has doubts about the identity of this woman; he doubts that this woman is human.

The novel was adapted into a film with same name starring Sathyan in Ina contemporary retelling of the novel titled Akam was released. The Growth of the novel in India, Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Paul Willemen Encyclopaedia of Indian cinema. Her popularity in Kerala is based chiefly on her nalukwttu stories and autobiography, while her oeuvre in English, written under the name Kamala Das, is noted for the poems and explicit autobiography.

She was also a widely read columnist and wrote on diverse topics including women’s issues, child care, politics among others. She was born in a conservative Hindu Nair Nalapat family having royal ancestry, She converted to Islam on Malayalak 11,at the age of 65 and assumed the name Kamala Surayya. Her open and honest treatment of female sexuality, free from any sense of guilt, infused her writing with power and she got hope after freedom, but also marked her as an iconoclast in her generation.


The Demon Seed is a Malayalam novel written by M. Set in Kizhakkemuri, a fictional picturesque village in Kerala, the novel describes the plight of the protagonist Govindankutty, the youngest son of a proud Nair tharavadu, as he is trapped between the social scenario, social injustice and his own inner consciousness.

As in many other M.

The novel was adapted into a film with the same title in The film, directed by A. Vincent and scripted by M. Vasudevan Nair himself, featured noted actor Prem Nazir as Govindankutty. Raman Malaya,am published in Set in Kollavarsham — Gregorian calendar: The novel utilizes rich allusions to the Indian subcontinent and Western, historical, cultural and literary traditions.

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The historical plot is aided with the love story of one of the lead pairs, Ananthapadmanabhan and Parukutty, the chivalric actions of the former, and the aspects of romanticism in the longing of Parukutty for her lover as well as in the unrequited love of Zulaikha. The yesteryear politics of Venad is presented thru Goat Days original title: The novel was first published in serial form in Mathrubhumi Illustrated Weekly.

Najeeb’s dream was to work in the Persian Gulf states and earn enough money to send back home. But, he achieves his dream only to be propelled by a series of incidents into a slavelike existence herding goats in the middle of the Saudi desert. In the end, Najeeb contrives a hazardous scheme to escape his de Rathinirvedam is a Malayalam language short novel written by P.

Padmarajan and published in The story revolves around a teenager who falls in love with a woman older than he is. The title translates as “venereal disenchantment” in English.

Seventeen-year-old Pappu, awaiting school results and then college, has plenty of time on hand. His trouble is adolescence, but neither his mother nor his aunt can diagnose his affiction. Everything round him excites and stimulates his sexual curiosity. Twenty-two-year-old Rathi, the girl next door, has been chechi sister to him since he was a child. Unaware of the stirrings of his desire, she dismisses his first overtures to her as boyish pranks.

But soon her feelings change. She is sympathetic to the boy’s confusion and goes to the sarppakkavu cobra-shrine to keep a midnight assignation with Pappu. It storms and thunders while Pappu Pottekkatt, is a famous Malayalam writer from Kerala state, South India. He is the author of nearly sixty books which include ten novels, twenty-four collections of short stories, three anthologies of poems, eighteen travelogues, four plays, a collection of essays and a couple of books based on personal reminiscences.

Pottekkatt was born in Kozhikode as the son of Kunchiraman Pottekkat, an English school teacher. He graduated from Zamorine’s College, Kozhikod Second Turn is a Malayalam novel by Indian author M. Vasudevan Nair, widely credited as his masterpiece. The novel has been translated to multiple languages.