Some portions when Sridharan goes through his teenage love affairs are poetic. EveningHour September 20, at 9: Altogether a very engaging book, the reader would be left with the hangover at least for a couple of days. Or has the writer fit all the interesting people he met in his life into the imaginary village called Athiranippadam, much like what RK Narayan did with Malgudi?
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Pottekkatt DC Books books Indian novels Autobiographical novel stubs s historical novel stubs. Retrieved from " https: Sridharan's relationship with his father who was an epitome of truth and dharma otu has been described. He gets to know what happened to most of the people of the village after he left 30 years before, from'Velumooppar' who is still alive Velu was a carpenter in Athiranippadam.
The ending has been dragged a little when the author takes the reader through some incidents which happened with Sridharan after leaving Athiranippadam. Sridharan finally is forced to leave the village when his iadha dies.
Rajasekharan Sanjayan Sukumar Azhikode V. Madhavan Nandanar Narayan O. The language of the novel is beautiful, its simplicity being its beauty: Does Athiranippadam really exist?
Book Review:- 'Oru Deshathinte Katha' (Malayalam) by SK Pottekkatt
Narayanan K September 20, at How many unheard fruits does he eat! Pillai Oyyarathu Chandu Menon P.
Or has the writer fit all the interesting people he deshathintf in his life into the imaginary village called Athiranippadam, much like what RK Narayan did with Malgudi? The story begins with the birth of Sridharan and continues till he is about twenty.
A must read in Malayalam or even Indian literature, creations of such magnitude are rare to find!
Narayanan K September 19, at If that is true, the writer has done a commendable job in relating the character introduced in say 50th page into a happening say in th page. Public Relations Department, Government of Kerala. Oru Desathinte Katha English: The writer also has drshathinte the ripples caused by different historical happenings like the Mopla Revolt or 'Jagala'of and the Civil Disobedience Movement of during the period in the village.
The most interesting of them being Kunjappo, Sridharans elder brother. The Story of a Locale is a Malayalam novel written by S. Venkiteswaran Joseph Mundassery K. Retrieved 11 April There are more than a few moments where the reader may feel his eyes getting wet: It became an instant bestseller and fetched him the most acclaimed Jnanapith award and Sahitya Academy award.
Jayasree 3 August Anonymous March 15, at 2: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. While Sridharan's life ooru of moderate importance and interest, it is the happenings and people of Athiranippadam and Sridharan's relationship with his father Krishnan Master that makes up the core of the deahathinte. Anonymous July 11, at 1: These could have been avoided, the story could have ended with just mentioning what happened with the different people of the village.
How many unheard birds does he hear singing!