Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Vijayan needed only that one book, Khasakinte Ithihasam, to make him a legend in Malayalam literature. It was read and. Khasakkinte itihasam (Malayalam Edition) [O. V Vijayan] on *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers. Latest News on mobile: sms NEWS Ravi. Khasakkinte Ithihasam is the story of the inhabitants of a nondescript remote land by name Khasakk, beyond Kooman Kavu having a few.

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There are an extraordinary set of villagers, each with their own peculiarity. The novel is about Ravi’s journey, which starts at Swami Bodhananda’s ashram. From there on starts the exploration, a search ithihasamm the teacher to find peace within himself and his surrounding.

While the beginning was promising,the narration was full of dark humor on religion, politics and society, the story suddenly turns philosophical and jumps to some sort of awakening no idea what in the protagonist, which I really couldn’t grasp. You are commenting using your WordPress. They are also highly superstitious.


I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? In language, Khasak is an easy read and t I will not really give a very high rating to this one because, truth be spoken, it was assigned as the book for my master’s course.

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I will not really give a very high rating to this one because, truth be spoken, it was assigned as the book for my master’s course. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? This one was a major letdown as Ighihasam had been looking forward to reading this book for 3 years or more, ever since I came to know of its significance in the malayalam literary scene.


The irony of the interface between these two worlds ithihasak a substantial space in the novel. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Anagha Indeevaram rated it it was ok Apr 27, Latest News on mobile: Sajna rated it it was ok Jan 17, Through the myths and stories, Vijayan also explores similar encounters of the past recounted by the people of Khasak, khasakinte him to have a distinctly unique view of knasakkinte encounters across time and space.

Adil Hamza rated it it was ok Aug 22, You are commenting using your Facebook account. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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For that reason, he had no feeling for or attachment with his family and had run ihtihasam from it even abandoning his studies on the eve of his final examination and at the threshold of earning an Honors ituihasam though his father had by then become bed-ridden. It was through the journey Ravi undertook that he got answers to many of the questions that cropped up in his adolescent mind.

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Most of the characters in the novel were modelled after real-life characters whom Vijayan encountered in Thasarak. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The scene of the story is an upcountry place with little transport and communications and no proper roads with bullock carts being the ithihazam vehicle.


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Koya Pm rated it it was ok Dec 28, ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. First published in and generally referred to as Khasak in literary circles, the novel has been reprinted more than fifty times, making it one of the most best-selling novels khasajkinte South Asia.

Return to Book Page. Khasakkonte Vijayan-land, a state of mind, is portrayed vividly in his work. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The novel ends when Ravi’s temporary stop at Kooman Kavu ends, and he is waiting for the bus to come.

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.

Ravi abandons a bright academic career and a research offer from Princeton University. Vijayan 56 44 Sep 10, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Open Preview See a Problem?

Tilbin Joseph rated it it was ok Dec 10, They believe that killer diseases are caused by the wrath of gods or by some khaskakinte possessing the body of the afflicted. Explore the Home Gift Guide.