Chandu Menon was a pathbreaker in the field of Malayalam literature. His Indulekha was the first novel in Malayalam in the sense that is was no adaptation or translation, but a pioneer work dealing with the people and life in Malabar and written in homely Malayalam. It gives very good pictures of a typical Malabar institution, namely the tarawad.
By profession Chandu Menon was not a writer, but a judicial officer with a reputation for efficiency. Indulekha was translated by an English civilian, Mr. Dumergue, one year after the original was printed, as he liked it so much.
The author of this monograph, Prof. T. C. Sankara Menon, is an M.A. of Cambridge. He was in Kerala Collegiate Service and is a retired member of the Kerala State Public Service Commission. He gives a clear appraisal of Chandu Menon and his contribution of Malayalam literature.
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