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About the Author Sethumadhavan (born 5 June 1942), popularly known as Sethu, is a Malayalam fiction writer. He has published more than thirty-five books. He received the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 1982 for Pandavapuram, a novel and Pediswapnangal, a collection of short stories. His novel Adayalangal won the Vayalar Award in 2005 and the Kendra Sahitya Akademi award in 2007. Marupiravi won the Odakkuzhal Award. Sethu’s other literary works include Velutha Koodarangal, Tbaliyola,...
About the Author

Sethumadhavan (born 5 June 1942), popularly known as Sethu, is a Malayalam fiction writer. He has published more than thirty-five books. He received the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 1982 for Pandavapuram, a novel and Pediswapnangal, a collection of short stories. His novel Adayalangal won the Vayalar Award in 2005 and the Kendra Sahitya Akademi award in 2007. Marupiravi won the Odakkuzhal Award. Sethu’s other literary works include Velutha Koodarangal, Tbaliyola, Kiratbam, Niyogam, Setbuvnte Katbakal and Kaimudrakal. Sethu has served as the chairman and CEO of the South Indian Bank. He was also the chairman of National Book Trust, Delhi.

Catherine Thankamma is a retired associate professor in English. She worked in various colleges under the government of Kerala, including a brief stint in Jesus and Mary College, Delhi. She has a Ph.D. in theatre studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University and has published short stories and articles. Her translation of Narayan’s Kocharethi for Oxford University Press won the Crossword Book Award for 2011.

 

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The Scent of the Sea 1
The Bechor is Born 12
Severing Ties 35
Growing Up 55
Ramanandan Recommends a Replanting 70
Kunnumpuram Reacts 81
The Corner Beneath the Stairs 92
One's Own People 104
The Call of the Land 123
A Lesson in World History 134
Remembering Rebecca 148
The Newspaper Comes to Kunnumpuram 162
Moses Master is Worried 173
Veroni Seeks Salamon's Help 179
Comrade Pavithran Speaks 187
Trapped: An Idle Ribbing and its Aftermath 202
Call Me Estheramma 208
Raw Desire 231
Eliacha Explains 244
Vimochana Samaram 258
A Return or a Migration? 265
The Locked Room 273
The Album 287
Haunted by Memories 293
Resistance Intensifies 299
Pathros Achan Comes to See Elias 308
The Burden of Awareness 318
Fences 326
Parting 335
The First List 341
Eliacha has a Question to Ask 350
A Blot on Democracy 360
On Trial 364
Waiting 373
Ouso's Advice 380
The Eve Before Departure 386
The Last Jew 393
P.S. Section 395

 

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Item Code: NAO612 Author: A. Sethumadhavan Cover: Paperback Edition: 2017 Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers ISBN: 9789352640621 Language: English Size: 7.0 inch X 5.5 inch Pages: 415 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 305 gms
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