The Saga of Muziris is a fascinating tale of the glory and decline of a major port, a hub of maritime trade in Kerala,in South India, which had mysteriously disappeared from the face of earth during the fourteenth century. Historians,archaeologists and academics, from the world over, had been looking for the lost Muziris, ever since. Some interesting leads, at the excavations at Pattanam, prompts Aravindan, the narrator, to pay a visit to his homeland. What follows is a magical journey, enticing Aravindan to sail into the dark annals of history. In an effort to document his findings, Aravindan unravels the evolution of the area over several thousands of years— through political turmoils, social struggles, emigrations and more—unfolding an alluring history through powerfully and indelibly etched characters. The result is a gripping mix of history, myth, legend, fiction and magic reality. It takes the reader on a journey through antiquity, moving back and forth to reflect on the socio-economic ferment of varying periods, also, interestingly, establishing an organic link to the most recent times.
The Act of Becoming is a unique publication on theatre performance, in which twenty-two critically acclaimed actors talk about their journeys—their lives and aspirations, their in-depth training and lasting stage careers.
Prema Jayakumar Prema Jayakumar, born in Kerala, studied in Kochi and Bangalore. A columnist and a translator, she enjoys being the link between two important languages, Malayalam and English. She has translated [...]
A. Sethumadhavan A. Sethumadhavan (Sethu), born in a small village in Kerala, has been writing stories and novels in Malayalam for the past five decades.He belongs to a highly innovative generation of [...]