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Important Novels

Important Novels of Thakazhi

 Kayar (Coir)  Thottiyude Makan (Scavenger’s Son)
 Randidangazhi (Two Measures)  Chemmeen (Prawns)
 Enippadikal (Footsteps)  Pratiphalam (Returns)
 Paramarthangal  Avante Smaranakal
 Ouseppinte Makkal (The Sons of Ouseph)  Oru Erinhadangal (An Extinguishing)
 Chukku  Thalayodu
 Anubhavangal Palichakkal  Perillakkatha
 Pappiyammayum Makkalum  Anju Pennungal
 Jeevitham Sundaramanu Pakshe  Nurayum Pathayum
 Akaththalam  Kotippoya Mukhangal
 Pathithapankajam  Vilpanakkari

Important Novels of Basheer

 Balyakalasakhi (Childhood Companion)
 Ntuppuppakkoranendarnnu (My Grandad Had an Elephant)
 Premalekhanam ( The Love Letter)
 Maranathinte Nizhalil (In the Shadow of Death)
 Mathilukal (Walls)
 Shabdangal (Voices)
 Pathummayude Aadu (Pathumma’s Goat)
 Jeevithanizhalppadukal (The Shadows of Life)
 Muchcheettukalikkarante Makal (The Card Sharper’s Daughter)
 Aanavariyum Ponkurisum (Elephant Scooper and Golden Cross)
 Manthrikappoocha (The Magic Cat)
Sthalathe Pradhana Divyan (The Principal Divine of the Place)

Important Novels of S. K. Pottekkatt
Visha-kanyaka (The Poisonous Maiden)
Naatan Premam (Rural Love)
Karamboo
Prema-siksha (The Punishment of Love)
Mootupatam (The Veil)
Oru Theruvinte Katha (The Story of a Street)
Oru Desathinte Katha (The Story of a Locale)

Important Novels of Uroob
Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum
Aamina
Mindappennu
Kunhammayum Koottukarum
Maulaviyum Changathimarum
Ummachchu
Aniyara
Ammini

Other prominent novelists of the realism generation are Kainikkara Padmanabha Pillai, Nagavalli R.S. Kurup, Joseph Mundasseri, Vettoor Raman Nair, Cherukatu, N.K. Krishna Pillai, K. Damodaran etc.

Modernist trends in Malayalam novels came into existence only in the 1960s. As such, there was space for another set of brilliant writers to rise and flourish after the phase of realism, before modernism got fully entrenched. They were E.M. Kovoor, G. Vivekanandan, G.S. Panicker, Muttathu Varkey, Nandanar, Vaikom Chandrasekharan Nair, Ponhikkara Rafi, K. Surendran, Kovilan (real name V.V. Ayyappan), Parappurathu (real name K. E. Mathai), S. K. Marar, G.P. Nhekkatu, C.A. Kittunni, Pamman, Ayyaneth, Annie Thayyil, and Kanam.


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    An evening of contemporary dance presentation by the Tribhangi Dance Theatre from South Africa, showcasing a blend of original South African choreography and Indian dance styles at Tagore Theatre on 2017 May 29 at 6.30 pm.