Life of a leader
Autobiography of Selina Prakkanam, a leader of the Chengara land agitation. Her life as a Dalit, struggles as a leader, her political stand, opposition she faced within her outfit and from outside… she has talked about it all in the book.
Chengara Samaravum Ente Jeevithavum, text by O.K. Santhosh and M. B. Manoj, Rs. 110
“Direct paths from the world around lead to my stories and vice versa,” writes the author about his stories. Five short stories are included in the collection.
Wagonyatra, N. Prabhakaran, Rs. 70
Struggle for identity
Translation of the novel on transgenders. Real-life incidents have been incorporated by author S. Balabharathi.
Avan–Athu = Aval, translated by Shafi Cherumavilayi, Rs. 95
For copies: DC Books
Vavachan, the hero
Vavachan is famous as the hero of the Malayalam film – Karunam, directed by Jayaraj. The director takes readers through the life of the rustic and artless Vavachan, who spreads joy with his blunt and original observations of people and situations.
Sri Sri Sri Vavachante Suvisheshangal, Jayaraj, Rs. 85
The book is not a biography on Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, but it narrates the struggle between his physical and spiritual being, says the author in the foreword.
Daivam Thurakkatha Pusthakam, K. Aravindakshan, Rs. 180
For copies: Current Books
Reflections on life
A collection of essays. In the words of writer K.P. Ramanunni, most of them read like short stories, poems, essays or plays.
Vanna Vazhiyil Kandathum Thonniyathum, N. Gopalakrishnan, Rs. 95
Story of zero
Zero is not just a number or numerical digit but also a philosophy. The book tells the story of zero and analyses interesting facets when it is taken in the context of science and other fields.
Poojyam: Onnumillaymayude Syamasaundaryam, C. P. Muhammad, Rs. 60
For copies: Mathrubhumi Books
The Dutch and cycles
While there are 25 lakh people in Amsterdam city, the capital of Holland, the number of bicycles is estimated to be 28 lakh. Cycles are a part and parcel of the region. The author takes a cycle ride and captures facets of the country, its people, culture and lifestyle in the travelogue.
Amsterdaamile Saikkilukal, Raju Raphael, Rs. 125
For copies: Green Books