Story of courage
A book on the Pakistani braveheart, Malala Yousafzai, who showed the world that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword. Her life is proof that. She continues to fight for the right to education for every child.
Njaan Malala, P.S. Rakesh, Rs. 65
A collection of socio-political articles written by the author from 1980 to 2012. Anand writes in the foreword to the book: ‘Parameswaran negates hypocrisy, opportunism and self-deception.’
Mounathinte Shambalam Maranam, C.R. Parameswaran, Rs. 185
The author, son of the late Madhavikutty, wrote this travelogue when he was 10 years old. He had travelled across Kerala with his mother who was assigned to write a book by the Kerala government.
Swargathilekku Onnara Ticket, Jaysurya Nalappat, Rs. 75
For copies: Mathrubhumi Books
‘The novel is a unique journey into the other side of the human mind’, says the author. How we are influenced by Vastushastra, astrology, black magic, horoscope… comes across through the characters in the story.
Praanasanchaaram, Rajiv Sivasankar, Rs. 175
The book is on the life and times of Greek philosopher Socrates, who unleashed a revolution with his social and moral criticism, which eventually saw him being executed.
Socrates Oru Novel, John Ilamatha, Rs. 90
Search for roots
A journalist is destined to unravel the forgotten history of a region in the novel.
Ulkhananangal, Sathishbabu Payyannur, Rs. 80
In a dilemma
The author, daughter of writer Sara Joseph, moves through the life of a youngster, Siyad, whose life is caught between the real and the imaginary.
Aparakanthi, Sangeetha Sreenivasan, Rs. 90
A collection of 31 new poems from the Jnanpith winner. Seven poems in it are related to his trip to Germany.
Kadalshanghukal, ONV Kurup, Rs. 65
For copies: DC Books
The book, a translation of the original English title by the late Indira Menon, showcases interesting and distinctive anecdotes from the lives of 14 vocalists who belong to the ‘golden era’ of Carnatic music (1930-1965). The musicians include Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, Musiri Subramania Iyer, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar, Madurai Mani Iyer, Semmangudi Sreenivasa Iyer, M. S. Subbulakshmi, D. K. Pattamal, G. N. Balasubramaniam, M. D. Ramanathan and Palakkad K. V. Narayanaswamy.
Eppadi Paadinaro, P.K. Uthaman, Rs. 200
For copies: Sahitya Pravarthaka Co-operative Society, Kottayam