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E. Harikumar

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Short story writer and novelist in Malayalam, the language of Kerala in South India, E. Harikumar is a well known writer in Kerala. Kerala is the land of coconut palm groves and sunshine. The land of lakes and mountains. Of sea and sand. The trees are so green and lush, it is called the God's Own Land. Born on 13th July 1943 in Ponani a coastal town between Calicut and Cochin.
Parents: Edasseri Govindan Nair, well-known poet and playwright and E. Janaki Amma.

He has won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 1988 for collection of short stories titled Dinosarinte Kutty (The Dinosaur's Baby), Padmarajan Award in 1997 for the best story of the year 'Pachhapayyine Pidikkan' (To Catch A Grasshopper) and Nalappadan Award for the book Sookshichu Vacha Mayilpeeli (Peacock Feather Treasured) in 1998. E. Harikumar was a member of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi, the foremost literary institution  under the Cultural Department of Government of Kerala, for two terms from 1998 till 2004. 

Collection of stories NAGARAVASIYAYA ORU KUTTI

He has to his credit 23 books of which 13 are anthology of short stories, 9 novels  and a memoir.
Novels: Urangunna Sarpangal, Asaktiyude Agninalangal, Oru Kudumbapuranam, Engine Drivere Snehicha Penkutti, Ayanangal, Thadakatheerathu, Pranayathinnoru Software, Kochambratti and Ariyathalangalilekku.
Stories: Koorakal, Vrishabhathinte Kannu, Kumkumam Vithariya Vazhikal, Dinosarinte Kutti, Canadayilninnoru Rajakumari, Sreeparvathiyude Paadam, Sookshichu Vacha Mayilpeeli, Pachappayine Pidikkan, Doore Oru Nagarathil, Karutha Thambratti, Anithayude Veedu. Nagaravasiyaya Oru Kutti and a collection  of stories written between 1966 and 1996 titled Ilaveyilinte Santhwanam.
Memoir: Nee Evideyanenkilum

His latest collection of 14 short stories 'Nagaravasiyaya Oru Kutti' (A Boy who lives in the City) (pix to the left) is published by Lipi Publications, B14 Vikas Building, Rly. Stn. Link Road, Kozhikode 673 002

His eighth novel 'Kochambratti' (see picture right) meaning Young Mistress has been published by Mathrubhumi Books, Cherootty Road, Kozhikode 673 001. It is a novel about the big social and economic upheaval that took place in Kerala, South India during the period 1955 to 1960, (when Communists came to power through ballots) and about a girl who had to take tough decisions when left alone to live.
Please contact the respective publishers for your copy by mail, or http://indulekha.com for online purchase.

Novel KOCHAMBRATTI

Hridaya Anoop, two year old daughter of Anoop Verghese reading :) the novel Thadakatheerathu! Mr. Anoop Verghese is an ardent reader of the stories and novels of E. Harikumar.
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Two Year Old HRIDAYA ANOOP

Two boys and a girl and a message waiting for them in the form of a chess board with an impossible play position in it, from a person died long ago. One of the boys when he grows up cracks the code in the play with help from his daughter to find the most amazing thing they could imagine! A novel full of esotericism and suspense. 

ARIYATHALANGALILEKKU

(novel in Malayalam by E. Harikumar)
Published by: Poorna Publications
G.H. Road, 
Kozhikode 673 001
Price: Rs. 80.00

PLEASE READ THE PREFACE OF THE NOVEL BY AUTHOR

NEE EVIDEYANENKILUM 
(memoir in Malayalam by E. Harikumar)
Published by Poorna Publications
G.H. Road, 
Kozhikode 673 001
Price: Rs. 75.00

PLEASE READ PREFACE OF THE MEMOIR BY THE AUTHOR 

An entirely different reading experience! Exploring the inner cells of the feminine psyche. The innumerable characters the author has met in his lifetime and the memorable experience he had shared with them. At times humorous at times heart-rending the book  reads like fiction, makes you laugh and cry.

 

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