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Stories From Ithihyamala Fables Of Kerala

Stories From Ithihyamala Fables Of Kerala
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Item Code: IDH169
Author: A.K. Srikumar
Publisher: Children's Book Trust
Edition: 2015
ISBN: 9788170119036
Pages: 192 (Color Illus: 58)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.5" X 5.5"
weight of the book: 570 gms
Back of the Book

'Ithihya' means traditional legends; 'mala' is a chain or a garland. Ithihyamala is a collection of legends in Malayalam, numbering over a hundred. Its author, Kottarathil Sankunni, was a versatile scholar with extensive knowledge of Kerala's history and customs. The stories cover a vast spectrum of life, personalities, events and skills, including magic, medicine, illusion (indrajal), so on. The elephant stories are unique. The stories are remarkable for their simplicity, lucid style, richness of humour and charm. We have stories of Sri Krishna full of compassion for his devotees, and adventures of Ayyappan, Lord of Sabarimala, in which abound his companions-leopards, tigers, monkeys.

Ithihyamala is a fascinating assemblage of legends, and it has not been matched by any other tome of tales in Malayalam for their delight of reading. This volume contains chosen stories from the original classic.

CONTENTS
Lord Of The Sabari Hills 5
The Healing Touch14
Poonthanam Namboodiri27
Mango Pickle35
Arakkal Bibi49
A Tusker's Tale56
Like Husband, Like Wife71
The Priest Of Kadamattom79
Elephantine Memory95
'Devasura-Yuddham'113
The Bundle, You Fool123
In The Master's Footsteps134
An Astrologer's Fate147
Neelakanthan160
Glossary186

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