Author: M Mukundan
Translator(s): C Gopinathan Pillai
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-260-1883-6
This work is an English translation of Malayalam novel Adityanum Radhayum Mattu Chilarum by M Mukundan.
M Mukundan has introduced a deviant style and a dislocated discourse in this work and generated a new sensibility among the readers of Malayalam fiction. An ingenious narrative strategy, stylistic deviations, metafiction, dislocation of time, multiple voices and defamiliarization are some of the characteristics of the novel that reinforces the postmodernist impulses in it.
Mukundan's creative energy weaves out a technically astounding and highly innovative work around the enigma of existence. He attempts to perceive spatiotemporal concepts as a philosophical problem and contest the traditional narrative techniques of Malayalam novel in the process.