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Malayalathinte Suvarnakathakal Pathmarajan is a collection of short stories by the noted Malayalam writer Padmarajan.
Summary Of The Book
Padmarajan was a renowned figure in the Malayalam literary and film worlds. His works, both his writing and his films, were noted for their realism. The stories in this collection have been selected by the late writer’s son. The stories in Malayalathinte Suvarnakathakal Pathmarajan are Lola, Oru Sthree Oru Purushan, Amruthethu, Banyan Avenue, Mruthi, Choondal, Jeevithacharya, Soorpanakha, Kunju, Kaikeyi, Nisasalabham, Thekkeyattam, Mazha, Ore Chandranmar, Ningalude Thavalangal Ningalkku, Kaivariyude Thekkeyattam Orma, Oru Sameepakala Durantham, and Ranimarude Kudumbam.
These realistic and touching stories display the author’s excellent writing skills. Covering a range of subjects and themes, these short, crisply told stories portray different aspects of human existence and character. The book, Malayalathinte Suvarnakathakal Pathmarajan, with a foreword written by the Malayalam poet D. Vinayachandran, could turn out to be a delightful addition to any bookshelf that houses Malayalam literature.
About P. Padmarajan
P. Padmarajan was a renowned Indian filmmaker and writer. Other books by this author include Itha Ivide Vare, Manju Kaalam Notta Kuthira, Jalajwala, Nanmakalude Sooryan, Nakshathrangale Kaaval, and Onnu Randu Moonnu. His writing is known for its realism and detail.
Padmarajan was born in 1946 in Alappuzha, Kerala. After earning a degree in Chemistry from University College, Trivandrum, he learnt Sanskrit from the Sanskrit scholar Cheppad Achyutha Warrier. While Padmarajan was working for All India Radio, he also wrote many novels and short stories, which were highly appreciated. His novel Nakshathrangale Kaval won him the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award. Padmarajan entered the Malayalam film industry as the screenplay writer for the popular director Bharathan’s debut movie Prayaanam. Soon, he began directing films from his own screenplays and became known for his experimental approach to filmmaking as well as his choice of unique themes. Padmarajan’s films were popular both among the critics and the common movie-going audiences. They won him many awards, including the 1982 Best Film and Best Script awards at the Kuala Lumpur Film Festival. Padmarajan also won the 1988 Filmfare Award for Best Director, for his film Aparan. His untimely death in 1991 was much mourned across Kerala.
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Renjith Rajendran Nair
Apr 7, 2012
Nice oneNice collection of stories, heart-felt, touching the realness sometimes; after all, it's from Padmarajan, the maestro himself. Its the same haunting feeling that we get from his movies, the haunting of thoughts, the face of reality...
Jan 24, 2015
As Good As His MoviesThis is the first of his book that I have read and definitely intend to read all his work. For guys a warning the story titled "ORU STHREE, ORU PURUSHAN" will torture you :)
Feb 17, 2014
Suvarnakathakal thannePadmarajan has always been a celebrated writer in Malayalam. This collection involves some of his best stories (not novels) like Lola, Amrithethu etc. A treasure for all lovers of Malayalam literature. His style of writing is different, really different.