Author: A K Srikumar
Publisher: Children Book Trust
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170119030
Ithihyamala is a fascinating assemblage of legends, and it has not been matched by any other tome of tales in Malayalm for their delight of reading. This volume contains chosen stories from the original classic.
Ithihya means traditional legends; mala is a chain or a garland. Ithihyamala is a collection of legends in Malayalam, numbering over a hundred. Its author, Kottarathil Sankunni, was a versatile scholar with extensive knowledge of Kerela’s history and customs.
The stories cover a vast spectrum of life, personalities, events and skills, including magic, medicine, illusion (indrajal), so on. The elephant stories are unique. The stories are remarkable for their simplicity, lucid style, richness of humor and charm.
We have stories of Sri Krishna full of compassion for his devotees, and adventures of Ayyappan, lord of Sabarimala, in which abound his companions-leopards, tigers, monkeys!
Lord of the Sabari Hills
The Healing Touch
A Tusker’s Tale
Like Husband, like wife
The Priest of Kadamattom