Kerala, on the south-western coast of India, was described as late as , as 'God's Garden' by German missionary and scholar, Hermann Gundert. Even as this land continues to sustain its reputation, little is known about its social and cultural ethos. Lore and Legends of Kerala is adistillation of 48 of the most sparkling of the or so stories that form Aithihyamala, the definitive collection of the myths and social history of Kerala. Aithihyamala, which was first published in , is a compilation of narratives that were recorded by Kottarathil Sankunni and published by the Malayala Manorama newspaper and its literary journal Bhashaposhini.
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Kerala, on the south-western coast of India, was described as late as , as 'God's Garden' by German missionary and scholar, Hermann Gundert. Even as this land continues to sustain its reputation, little is known about its social and cultural ethos.
Lore and Legends of Kerala is adistillation of 48 of the most sparkling of the or so stories that form Aithihyamala, the definitive collection of the myths and social history of Kerala.
Aithihyamala, which was first published in , is a compilation of narratives that were recorded by Kottarathil Sankunni and published by the Malayala Manorama newspaper and its literary journal Bhashaposhini.
Peopled by sorcerers, spirits, dynamic women, and snakes and elephants, the stories ofthis grand collection explore universal human values like faith, commitment to spirituality, respect for elders, reverence for parents and mentors, love for the young, and compassion for dependants.
Significantly, the stories range across all the religious groups of Kerala. A representative selection of the themes and stories of this classic work, this book includes illustrations by leading Malayalee artists C. Karunakaran and Namboodiri. This book has been designed to appeal to young readers who will find the stories interesting and the illustrations delightful, asalso for enthusiasts of Indian literature and culture and general readers.
His real name was Vasudevan Unni and his work spans a variety of genres. He taught at a seminary school at Kottayam and was later the first poetry editor of thenewspaper Malayala Manorama. Narayanan has had a successful corporate career in India and abroad. He has published a biography of a time gone by called Ettukettu Stories and has also translated extended excerpts from A Midsummer Night's Dream into Malayalam for a travelling RADA performancesponsored by the British Council both in This is his first full-length translation into English.
Lore and Legends of Kerala : Selections from Kottarathil Sankunni's Aithihyamala
Sentences Mobile This incident is described in the Malayalam classic aithihya kathakal or Aithihyamala Pazhoor Padippura located in Piravom is referred in the Aithihyamala by Kottarathil Sankunni. Koopakkara Potti was made the Tantri of the Temple. In Aithihyamala it is mentioned that Kayamkulam Kochunni sunk his mother-in-law, after killing her, in Kayamkulam Lake. The stories of Kochunni are compiled by Kottarathil Sankunni in his collection of folklores " Aithihyamala " Garland of Legends. Krishna left this place to Ananthankadu after he was annoyed by Sree Swamiyar. Courtesy Ulloor S.
It is a collection of legends numbering over a hundred, about magicians and yakshis , feudal rulers and conceited poets, kalari or Kalaripayattu experts, practitioners of Ayurveda and courtiers; elephants and their mahouts, tantric experts. Kottarathil Sankunni 23 March — 22 July , a Sanskrit-Malayalam scholar who was born in Kottayam in present-day Kerala, started documenting these stories in They were published in the Malayalam literary magazine, the Bhashaposhini , and were collected in eight volumes and published in the early 20th century. It includes popular tales such as about the twelve children of Vararuchi and Parayi a woman of Paraiyar caste , Kayamkulam Kochunni , Kadamattathu Kathanar among many others.
Aithihyamala: The Great Legends of Kerala (in 2 Volumes)
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Tales From Maveli's Land (Aithihyamala (Vol.I) by Kottarathil Sankunni)
Kerala in India is known the world over as God's Own Country. Tales from Maveli's Land takes you to the fascinating world of valorous, benevolent or cruel kings, brilliant scholars, sacred temples, brahmins with divine powers to control Gods and demi-Gods, physicians with ability to cure rare diseases and many more characters of ancient Kerala whose stories, both facts and fiction, are seamlessly intertwined. Translated and adapted from the famous malayalam work "Aithihyamala" by Shri Kottarathil Sankunni, this book can easily match the popular Arabian Nights for its sheer ability to kindle the reader's imagination. Hyperlinks to interesting locations, have been provided, for the discerning reader and tourist. Tales From Maveli's Land is indeed a great bedtime read for not only children but for persons of any age who wish to go where their power of imagination takes them.