A tale of rebirth
This is the autobiography of Johnson. He tasted alcohol while in class seven and eventually ended up an alcoholic. A rank-holder, for his degree and post graduation, who went on to take an LLB and doctorate, he couldn’t live without alcohol, until one day he realised the extent to which he had destroyed his life. Now he runs Punarjani, a de-addiction centre.
Kutiyante Kumbasaaram – Oru Madyasaaktharogiyute Aatmakatha, Johnson, Rs. 295
A pilgrimage across 12 Jyothirlinga temples in India. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Jyothirlinga in these temples.
Jyothirlinga-kshethrangal, P.G.Rajendran, Rs. 70
A compilation of 111 traditional songs of seven Adivasi tribes in Idukki district – Muthuvan, Mannaan, Malayarayan, Oorali, Ulladan, Paliyar and Malappulayan. These songs reflect history, beliefs, culture and outlook of these tribes.
Idukki Aadivasippattukal, compiled by Dr. S.R. Chandramohanan, Rs. 140
Life as such
A compilation of 14 short stories that present complications in modern- day society. Natural human emotions are presented in lucid prose.
Punitha Varuvel Baandset, Varghese Ankamaly, Rs. 75
Inimitable and powerful
Complete works of M.Sukumaran, who presented the searing truth in his stories. Sachidanandan credits him with having introduced political modernism in his writings.
M.Sukumarante Kathakal Sampoornam, M.Sukumaran, Rs. 195
A timeless tale
The book that became the base for Padmarajan’s classic movie Namukku Parkkan Munthirithoppukal.
Namukku Graamangalil Chennu Raapaarkkam, K.K.Sudhakaran, Rs. 65
For copies: DC Books
Keywords: Malayalam books