A new perspective

Kadammanitta has influenced the Malayali psyche with his life and writings. The richness in his writings have never been analysed from a women’s point of view. The author looks at the feminine figures in his poems, such as Shantha, Kurathi, Devi and Kaali.

Kadammanitta Kavithakal – Oru Sthree Paksha Vaayana, Bettymol Mathew, Rs. 110

Memoirs

Compilation of articles by one of the greatest actors of Indian cinema, the late Sukumari. The past and present of Malayalam cinema and interesting instances from her personal and professional life have been covered.

Sukumari – Ormmakalude Vellithira, compiled by M.S. Dileep, Rs. 125

Cream of the lot

The book introduces noted writers of English literature and analyses their literary contributions. A reference guide for teachers and students.

Aangalasahitya Naayakanmaar, K.M. Chandrasarma, Rs. 250

Power of her pen

Revisiting the works of one of the most outspoken feminist writers whose literary career was cut short on account of personal reasons.

K. Saraswathiyammayude Kathakal Sampoornam, K. Saraswathiyamma, Rs. 450

Guide to learn

Malayalam-English dictionary for children, based on words in text books up to class four. The meanings are given through excerpts from various poems as well. Illustrations are by K.R. Raji.

Chithrashabda-thaaravali, Sreekandeswaram G. Padmanabha Pillai, Rs. 195

For copies: DC Books

Celebrating art

Poems based on Kanayi Kunhiraman’s sculpture, Jalakanyaka, on Shanghumughom beach in Thiruvananthapuram.

Jalakanyaka, Suja Krishna, Rs. 50

For copies: DNA Publications