Sharing her story

Autobiography of dubbing artiste Bhagyalakshmi. Her days in an orphanage and struggles on the personal and professional front and the evolution of dubbing as an art in Malayalam cinema have been covered. The work comes with a free audio CD with excerpts from the book recorded in Bhagyalakshmi’s voice. Rare photographs have also been included.

Swarabhedangal, Bhagyalakshmi, Rs. 175

Classics revisited

A compilation of the screenplays of Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s 11 films – Swayamvaram, Kodiyettam, Elippathayam, Mukhamukham, Anantharam, Mathilukal, Vidheyan, Kathapurushan, Nizhalkuthu, Naalu Pennungal and Oru Pennum Randaanum with observations on each film.

Adoor Gopalakrishnante Pathinonnu Thirakathakal, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Rs. 750

A flashback

The author narrates his days as a civil servant, which is also an analysis of the political history of Kerala from the 1950s. The book also presents untold stories from the lives of leaders such as Mannathu Padmanabhan, R. Shankar, EMS Namboothirippad, M.N. Govindan Nair, A.K. Gopalan, T.V. Thomas, K. Karunakaran, E.K. Nayanar and A.K. Antony.

Entharo Mahaanubhaavulu – Ente IAS Dinangal, C.P. Nair, Rs. 395

Love is in the air

A novel that delineates the emotion that is love, through the lifes of Prakash-Pamela and Harshan- Saira. Art, philosophy and engineering form the backdrop of the work which gives a new interpretation to love.

Pranayathaazh- varayile Devadaru, George Onakkoor, Rs. 100

Bookmark

Screenplay of the novel Naalukettu, which heralded many changes in Malayalam literature. This was prepared by the author for Doordarshan.

Naalukettu, M.T. Vasudevan Nair, Rs. 95

Fresh perspectives

The first poetry collection of the author, a research student. A promising poet, the author touches upon themes he sees around him, whether be it relationships or politics.

Kaithakkaattile Kavitha, Bineesh Puthuppanam, Rs. 45

Compelling thoughts

Political and social incidents and episodes and powerful observations on the glorious past of the country are reflected in the poems of Vimeesh Maniyur. Regional dialect and usage figure in the verses.

Anayude Valarthumrugamaanu Pappaan, Vimeesh Maniyur, Rs. 60

From the newsroom

Set against the backdrop of a news channel run by a political party, the novel moves through the lives of the channel heads and the employees, thus unravelling a tale interspersed with behind the scenes manoeuvring.

24x7 News Channel, Manoj Bharathi, Rs. 95

For copies: DC Books

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