Traceries of Human Interactions
by Abraham Eraly , , pp.,
December 2006, volume 30, No 12

Abraham Eraly has selected and transcribed a collection of legends from Kottarathil Sankunni’s  Aithihyamala which is an eight volume work published between 1909 and 1934. The translation of the chosen stories is easy and lucid, with no embellishment. Eraly has the confidence of someone who understands the culture and the varieties of communities which integrate in the fabric or canvas of daily interaction. So, essentially, the stories are historical figures, and the legends woven around them. While it is difficult to date these stories, unless one is a Malayali conversant with dating techniques, the stories have a timeless quality about them.

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