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ഖസാക്കിന്റെ ഇതിഹാസം | Khasakkinte Ithihasam book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Vijayan needed only that one book, Khasakinte Ithihasam, to make him a legend in Malayalam literature. It was read and re-read by people, printed and. Khasakkinte Ithihasam is a path breaking Malayalam novel written by the Indian writer O.V Khasakkinte Ithihasam has also been translated into French, German and English. The Fifth Mountain-Book review by Navya.

Shelves: favorites , want-to-live-in , magical-realism , reviewed , hulk-smashed-my-mind , swadesi We have all had those times when after turning the last page of a book, we sit back and wonder what cosmic serendipity had lead us to this book, and allowed us to read the outcome of thoughts from a person we wish was from a world around us. Vijayan, sacked from a college where he taught, joined his family in a backward village of Thasarak, Kerala where his sister had got a teaching assignment. It was here that he found himself surrounded by the people who lived with their own measure of t We have all had those times when after turning the last page of a book, we sit back and wonder what cosmic serendipity had lead us to this book, and allowed us to read the outcome of thoughts from a person we wish was from a world around us. It was here that he found himself surrounded by the people who lived with their own measure of time. The characters and stories seeped through to him and a coincidental tragedy from Hungary where Imre Negy was tricked and shot, revealed the protagonist of this book to him in its complete form. The land of this story resides in a warp of all quotidian life. Consumed in an evanescent mist of legends and dreams, every soul has a purpose and a precious chest of misery. A benign outsider restless with guilt and despair finds himself at home in this escape. But when asked after he had lived here for some time, What are you running away from, Ravi? I want to be the laya, the dissolution Often this book has made me wonder, what is magic realism? Could it be that when a story is being told and is being precipitated by the reader with usual nods and chuckles and frowns, suddenly a sentence appears which creates ripples so strong inside the reader that he wonders what hit him? It opens a faucet of emotions - happiness, misery, laughter, anguish. And mind you, that sentence is not an outcast or a pariah, it is very much an arm to the body, befitting and strengthening.

Then there is the tamarind tree whose teeming fruit rots every season, for no man whose wife is unchaste may climb it and survive: a gauntlet few men dare run. And then there are the clouds of dragonflies carrying in their crystalline eyes the souls of the village ancestors.

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More fascinating still are the characters. Chukkru, the Diving Fowl, who earns his keep by plunging into wells to retrieve submerged chattel. Appu-Kili, the cretinous dwarf boy, whose sport it is to lasso dragonflies. The muscled Kuttappu-Nari, whose tribe for generations lived and flourished snaring and trading in tigers.

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And Maimoona, who like Remedios the Beauty, inflames the senses. The characters, Muslim and Hindu, high-caste and low, with all their envies and animosities, their adulteries and sins, live out their lives in a wonderful dance of karmic harmony that is at one with nature and man.

Excerpt Twelve Mosques in ruin, a desolate ring round the village; in them lay stagnant the infinite time of Khasak. Legend had it that pagan deities sought to rebuild the oldest of them.

But the deities were sworn to build only in the dark, and complete their task before day broke. Demon spirits who turned themselves into roosters crowed when it was still night, which confounded the deities, who fled, abandoning the incomplete edifice. A curse lay on the mosques and after the deities were thwarted no one, and certainly no human, could finish building any of the houses of worship, least of all the most ancient of them.

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Pisharody N. Chellappan Nair N. Mohammed N. Madhavan Nandanar Narayan O. Vijayan Omchery N. Pillai Oyyarathu Chandu Menon P.

Never leaving Khasak

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Balakrishnan P. Kesavadev P. Shyamala P. Surendran P. Hareesh S. Rajeevan T.

ഖസാക്കിന്റെ ഇതിഹാസം | Khasakkinte Ithihasam

Padmanabhan T. Kochubava T. Khader U. Ayyappan A. Shankara Kurup Irayimman Thampi K.

The Hindu : Literary Review : Spiritual outsider

Ayyappa Panicker K. Govindan M. Appan M. Kurup Olappamanna Subramanian Namboothirippad P. Kunhiraman Nair P. Parameswara Iyer Unnayi Variyar V. Madhusoodanan Nair V.

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Gopinathan Nair. Annie Thayyil C. Venkiteswaran Joseph Mundassery K. Daniel K.

Appan K. Damodaran K. It is located somewhere off Palghat bordering Tamil Nadu and as such the people are mostly Tamil speaking. Yet it is not chaste Tamil but a mixture of Tamil and Malayalam and the expressions are mostly slang. Muslims form a major portion of its population with Hindus accounting for the rest. Modern education is almost unheard of there and the children are imparted religious teaching in Othupalli mosque or basic education in a far off Ezhuthu palli.

People are generally averse to modern education, their logic being what to do with education. They are also highly superstitious.

They believe that killer diseases are caused by the wrath of gods or by some ghosts possessing the body of the afflicted. Therefore, treatments are made by religious heads or priests or oracles velichappad by othu, oothal, possessed dance by oracles who bang their heads with swords and sabres.

Small pox is believed to be caused by pothi bhagavathy who stays in the body of the victim as his wife till he is cured. The story which is not eventful takes the reader for a cross country run across the rustic life of the inhabitants of the village.

There is a multitude of characters, each one being a specimen of the type of people living there. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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