Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Vijayan needed only that one book, Khasakinte Ithihasam, to make him a legend in Malayalam literature. It was read and. Khasakkinte itihasam (Malayalam Edition) [O. V Vijayan] on *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers. Latest News on mobile: sms NEWS Ravi. Khasakkinte Ithihasam is the story of the inhabitants of a nondescript remote land by name Khasakk, beyond Kooman Kavu having a few.

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It is the story of this school master Ravi, who enters village Khasak, situated in the far corner of south India. Madhavan Nandanar Narayan O. Jun 11, Anto James rated it it was ok.

On the wholereconsidering all this, perhaps 2. On the whole, the book didnot impress me What I liked – characterization details descriptions of local legends and events. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Every time the protagonist had booze, poor things played the role of the accompaniments and nothing else. Please try again later. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Though an old classmate and love, Padma seeks him out in the end and tries to woo him into her life in the US, his half-hearted response to join her meets with its inevitable end when he falls perhaps a willing victim to the fangs of a serpent. Pages to import images to Wikidata Wikipedia articles with style issues from November All articles with style issues.

Khasakkinte Itihasam Author O. He deserts his lover Padma and leaves on a long pilgrimage, which finally brings him to the small hamlet of Khasak near Palakkad.

Anu ee book onnu vaayikkan tharumo? There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Therefore, treatments are made by religious heads or priests or oracles velichappad by othu, oothal, possessed dance by oracles who bang their heads with swords and sabres. Vijayan needed only that one book, Khasakinte Ithihasam, to make him a legend in Malayalam literature.


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Vijayan was unlucky not to win India’s principal literary prize, the Jnanpith, possibly because he did not endear himself to the political powers-that-be kbasakkinte his trenchant cartoons Shankar’s Weekly, The Far Eastern Economic Review, The Hindu, The Statesman.

Vijayan was born in Palakkad on July 2, This one was a major letdown as I had been looking forward to reading this book for 3 years or more, ever since I came to know of its significance in the malayalam literary scene.

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iyhihasam First published in and generally referred to as Khasak in literary circles, the novel has been reprinted more than fifty times, making it one of the most best-selling novels in South Asia. Ravi abandons a bright academic career and a research offer from Princeton University.

Views Read Edit Jthihasam history. From there on starts the exploration, a search of the teacher to find peace within himself and his surrounding. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Most of the characters in the novel were modelled after real-life characters whom Vijayan encountered in Thasarak.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Notify me of new comments via email. Baring these and a few others, most in Khasak are morally weak or so it seems, after being a witness to their various trysts with local toddy as their favorite drink. Candid thoughts Home About. Tilbin Joseph rated it it was ok Dec 10, The character Appukkili was originally created by Vijayan for his short story “Appukkili” which was published in I am sure that the last case of small pox in India was in or so, and I cant accept poetic license or magical realism as coming to the rescue for this incongruity.

About the Author Vijayan needed only that one book, Khasakinte Ithihasam, to make him a legend in Malayalam literature. It could be that my over expectations were not met or I am prejudiced. This was part of a State scheme to send barefoot graduates to man single-teacher schools in backward villages. After some years, his lover Padma calls on him and Ravi decides to leave Khasak. In language, Khasak is an easy read and t I will not really give a very high rating to this one because, truth be spoken, it was assigned as the book for my master’s course.

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Refresh and try again. It is crafted in the form of the spiritual journey of an under-graduate jhasakkinte, Ravi, plagued by the guilt of an illicit affair he had with his stepmother.

Jobless and at a loose end, I too joined them in Thasarak to drown my sorrows I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Shopbop Designer Fashion Iithihasam. Rajasekharan Sanjayan Sukumar Azhikode V.

Dhaya rated it it was ok Mar 02, It was through the journey Ravi undertook that he got answers to many of the questions that cropped up in his adolescent mind. Peterkollara rated it it was ok Nov 07, Shakir Anjangadi rated it it was ok May 11, Even got a mint new malayalam paperback which unfortunately I couldn’t read due to the different dialect used which was ithihssam much for a person not much used to reading or speaking malayalam.

Muslims form a major portion of its population with Hindus accounting for the rest. Rumyz Rumyz rated it it was ok Nov 02, It was disappointing, since I was hoping against hope of liking the novel and giving it a minimum 3 stars. Retrieved from ” https: You will not have to go for the dictionary every now and then.