EZHUTHACHANTE KALA -
(THE ART OF EZHUTHACHAN
is considered the father of Malayalam literature. Though serious studies have
been conducted, no one has dealt with how a 'translator' of Mahabharath becomes
the foremost poet and father of Malayalam literature. Ezhuthachan's Bharatham
is totally different from the Mahabharth in its perception of life and the character
structures. The story and event sequence with their relative importance in the
original is totally rejected by Ezhuthachan. The first nine chapters of the
book deal with this vital distinction. This is followed by a chapter on Adhyatma
Ramayanam. The next four chapters deal with the peculiarities of the artistic
genius of Ezhuthachan. To complement the early references to the Vyasabharath,
the last chapter deals with the evolution of the Vyasabharath.
The preface to the book is written by the author's poet friend Mr. Neelamperur Madhudoodanan Nair.
Publisher: DC Books
First published by Navadhara, 1982
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