ലന്തന്‍ബത്തേരിയിലെ ലുത്തിനിയകള്‍ | Lanthenbetheriyile Luthiniyakal

ലന്തന്‍ബത്തേരിയിലെ ലുത്തിനിയകള്‍ | Lanthenbetheriyile Luthiniyakal[Reading] ➶ ലന്തന്‍ബത്തേരിയിലെ ലുത്തിനിയകള്‍ | Lanthenbetheriyile Luthiniyakal By ‌‌N.S. Madhavan – Oaklandjobs.co.uk This ebook is from DC Books, the leading publisher of books in Malayalam DC Books catalog primarily includes books in Malayalam literature, and also children s literature, poetry, reference, biography This ebook is from DC books, the leading | Lanthenbetheriyile ePUB ¹ publisher of books in Malayalam DC books catalog primarily includes books in Malayalam literature, and also children s literature, poetry, reference, biography, self help, yoga, management titles, and foreign translations. This must be the first real book I have ever read Lanthan Batheriyile Lutheeniyakal contains the right mixture of history and story telling It caught me by surprise how different life was just 50 years back, And how ignorant I am about our own immediate history I have already become a fan of N S Madhavan the Genius with his exceptionally well researched work. Excellent book.Some of the songs mentioned in the bookek bangla bane nyara sung by kl sehgal dil hi toot gaya. K L saigal shahjehan 1946 majrooh sultanpuri naushad a tribute Ae Dil e Beqarar Jhoom Film Shah Jahan KE AB DIN BEETAT NAHI KL SAIGAL FILM DEVDAS 1935 MUSIC TIMIR BARAN nee marakkum kuyile htt Excellent book.Some of the songs mentioned in the bookek bangla bane nyara sung by kl sehgal dil hi toot gaya. K L saigal shahjehan 1946 majrooh sultanpuri naushad a tribute Ae Dil e Beqarar Jhoom Film Shah Jahan KE AB DIN BEETAT NAHI KL SAIGAL FILM DEVDAS 1935 MUSIC TIMIR BARAN nee marakkum kuyile ganga ki mauj main Joota Hai Japani Raj Kapoor Nargis Shree 420 apna dil to awara Parvatha Nirayude Panineere from Bharya pooti uranguka Snehaseema Thumpi Va Va kudeerangale bechoru kottaanu mora , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,50 N.S Madhavan, ,, dialect . , , . a good one by the author of higuitta Great description of half a century old Cochin. awsome mix of history and imagination.. See my review of the book in my blog See my review of the book in my blog A thin line separates name dropping and references that appear naturally in the narrative flow, adding something to it An example of the former would be Malayalam films like August Club or Pakal Nakshatrangal , both of which have dialogues replete with references to books and authors, many of whom happen to be my favourites too But these references in these films do not add any value to the narrative, rather they end up irritating you, for it is evident that they don t belong there, but wer A thin line separates name dropping and references that appear naturally in the narrative flow, adding something to it An example of the former would be Malayalam films like August Club or Pakal Nakshatrangal , both of which have dialogues replete with references to books and authors, many of whom happen to be my favourites too But these references in these films do not add any value to the narrative, rather they end up irritating you, for it is evident that they don t belong there, but were dragged in there just so that you will be impressed by the scriptwriter s reading list.An example of the latter could be N.S.Madhavan s Lanthanbatheriyile Luthiniyakal Littanies of Dutch Battery , which is replete with too many references, to musicians, songs, books, movies and what not But none of them sticks out like a sore thumb Instead, they add value to a book, which chronicles life in an imaginary island, somewhere near the islands of Kochi, in the 1960s It also happens to be a short history of the Communist party in those regions, of Chavittunadakam and of the many unknown and lesser people of these regions, people like union leader Nelson Fernandes, playwright and songwriter for Mehboob And of course, Fort Kochi s own Mehboob and the great K.L.Saigal.References work in two ways one, the references to songs books movies people you are familiar with, which make you return to these, yet again Like, how I listened to Saigal s Dil hi toot gaya , Ek Bangla bane , Soja Rajkumari and other gems that night or how I went back and searched for my photograph of Anita Thampy s speech portrait on Nelson Fernandes at the Uru Art Harbour in Mattancherry Two, the references which lead you to songs books movies people you haven t paid attention to till then, like how I went and listened to the songs of Jeevitha Nouka , which pops up quite a few times in the book.The main narrative, though spans only around two decades, condenses within in a sweeping history of the islands of Kochi, through the life of Jessica, belonging to a family of boat builders, from the time she was in her mother s womb to the unfortunate events that cloud her youth Had I known that this book was set in the small islands of Kochi, I would have arrived at it much earlier, as I have taken quite a fascination for the region after reading P.F.Mathews s two brilliant books Chavunilam and Iruttil oru punyalan , both set in similar landscape Something in that landscape seems to be capable of drawing out the best from the writers.The book leaves you with a few memorable characters, from Jessica to her grandfather Markose, who was believed to be lost in the sea and pops up one fine morning in front of their household after several decades, or even the not so likeable Pushpangadan master, who has dedicated his life to proving Fermat s last theorem wrong Lanthanbatheriyile is quite a world away from N.S.Madhavan s short stories It looks like he spent the three decades of his writing career prior to this in secretly shaping this debut novel of his It is worth the delay, his delayed debut novel and my much delayed arrival at it