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Khasakkinte Itihasam: 1 [Paperback]

O.V. Vijayan
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1 January 1990

Khasakkinte Itihasam: 1 is an inspiring novel, that was first published in Malayalam in 1969. it revolves around Ravi, a bright student of astrophysics.

In Khasakkinte Itihasam: 1, Ravi gets an offer to join Princeton University. All is going well in his life, until he has an illegitimate affair with his step-mother. He gets overcome by guilt and shame, and decides to drop out from college. He abandons the life that he knows, and goes off on a pilgrimage. The protagonist finds himself in a small village called Khasak, near Palakkad. Eventually, he opens up an informal single-teacher school with the help of the District Board. Khasakkinte Itihasam: 1 introduces readers to the lives of the people who reside in Khasak. Through Ravi’s interactions with colourful characters, like Appukkili, Kunhamina, Unipparadi, and others, the author narrates numerous tales. The readers get introduced to the legends, superstitions, and myths that the people of this village believe. Ravi’s stay in Khasak takes him into a philosophical and spiritual journey, and he tries to balance his thoughts with scientific reasonings. With time, this young man starts to find answers to questions he has asked himself for years. However, when his lover calls him up, Ravi will have to figure out what to do.

Khasakkinte Itihasam: 1 is an enchanting novel, that has many dimensions. The malayalam 36th DCB edition, published by D C Books in 1990, is available in paperback.

Key Features:

  • Khasakkinte Itihasam: 1 has also been translated into English, German, and French.
  • This book has had fifty reprints in the last four decades, making it the most popular and largest-selling novel in South Asia.

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About the Author

O V Vijayan, born in 1930, was an Indian writer and cartoonist. His contributions to modern Malayalam literature has been tremendous. Vijayan was a political observer and editorial cartoonist for The Hindu and The Statesman. Many of his cartoons have been published in The New York Times, and Far Eastern Economic Review. The author graduated from Victoria College, Palakkad, and then did his master’s in English literature from Presidency College, Madras. Vijayan taught at Victoria College and Malabar Christian College, Kozhikode before choosing to enter the world of journalism. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2003.

Product details

  • Paperback: 163 pages
  • Publisher: D.C. Books, Printers, Publishers, Booksellers; 36th DCB ed edition (1 January 1990)
  • Language: Malayalam
  • ISBN-10: 8171301266
  • ISBN-13: 978-8171301263
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14 x 0.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #29,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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