by Koṭṭārattil Śaṅkuṇṇi; Śr̲īkumāri Rāmacandran. Print book. English. Lore & legends of Kerala: selections from Kottarathil Sankunni’s Aithihyamala. English version of Aithihyamala, the great legends of Kerala. It’s originally compiled by Kottarathil Sankunni in Malayalam. Translation by Sreekumari. Aithihyamala or Ithihyamala (Malayalam: ഐതിഹ്യമാല) (Garland of Legends) is a collection of century-old stories from Kerala that cover a vast spectrum of.

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Valiya Parisha Shankaranaaraayana Chaakyaar With every retelling, tales travel — across generations, languages and regions. Return to Book Page.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Narayan ; illustrated by Englisy. We learn the natures of mothers, fathers, brothers, various in-laws, sons, daughters and grand parents from folk tales much more than contemporary psychology would reveal. Sankunny was born in in Kottayam, southern Kerala.

Nihal rated it it was ok Aug 29, Articles containing Malayalam-language text. He was more of a sahrdaya, delighting in stories and storing them up for other people’s delight. Prakash rated it it was ok Aug eng,ish, They deal with impossible life situations that are part of the human predicament.

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Sankunny, whose legends concerned mostfy Namboodiris, is keenly interested in tales of the supernatural and the legendary feats of Namboodiri magicians, in the stories of maharajas and other chieftains, in the brave doings of heroes and elephants. And folklore is the akthihyamala of the psyche at some of its deeper levels and more creative moments.

Vayaskara Chathurvedi Bhattathiriyum Yakshiyum 5. Folklorists, researchers, collectors, activists Both these techniques combine the excitement of both the oral and visual form of story telling.


Kaipuzha Raajniyum Pulinkunnu Desavum Meet the patriotic Diwan of Calicut, the yakshi of Kayamkulam, and the Namboodiri who shocked his community with strange rituals, k Explore the legend of Arakkal and Chirakkal and meet the most lovable elephant in the world!

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Oru Swaamiyaarudaey shaapam Vayaskarakkudumbavum aviduththaey Shaasthaavum 7. It is a collection of legends numbering over a hundred, about magicians and yakshisfeudal rulers and conceited poets, kalari experts, practitioners of ayurveda and courtiers; elephants and their mahouts, tantric experts.

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Folk tales are about everyday life. Kurup Olappamanna Subramanian Namboothirippad P. Wett 6 tfore dawn, they devour thicks rice Broth. Well researched and beautifully illustrated, these 64 page comics are collections that you can pass on Most of them involve Namboodiris or Malayali brahmins and their miraculous attainments, and about so many matters associated with Hindu life. Parayi petta panthirukulam 7. Kaakkassery Bhattathiri [3] Olassayil Vaettakkorumakan kaavu 5.

Mundane, earthy and honest negotiations that they are, their meanings are best found in their original contexts. Such a book is Aithihyamata: Later, they were collected in eight parts and published by the Reddiar Press in Quilon, sometime in the early twentieth century. Raghu rated it it was ok Aug 07,