The Saga of Muziris

Author:

A. Sethumadhavan

Publisher:

NIYOGI BOOKS PVT LTD

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Publisher

NIYOGI BOOKS PVT LTD

Publication Year 2017
ISBN-13

9789385285578

ISBN-10 9385285572
Binding

Hard Cover

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 430 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 22X14X2.5
Weight (grms) 648

The Saga of Muziris is a fascinating tale of the glory and decline of a major port, a hub of maritime trade in Kerala, in South India, which had mysteriously disappeared from the face of earth during the fourteenth century. Historians, archaeologists and academics, from the world over, had been looking for the lost Muziris, ever since. Some interesting leads, at the excavations at Pattanam, prompts Aravindan, the narrator, to pay a visit to his homeland. What follows is a magical journey, enticing Aravindan to sail into the dark annals of history. In an effort to document his findings, Aravindan unravels the evolution of the area over several thousands of years—through political turmoils, social struggles, emigrations and more—unfolding an alluring history through powerfully and indelibly etched characters. The result is a gripping mix of history, myth, legend, fiction and magic reality. It takes the reader on a journey through antiquity, moving back and forth to reflect on the socio-economic ferment of varying periods, also, interestingly, establishing an organic link to the most recent times.

A. Sethumadhavan

A. Sethumadhavan (Sethu) has been writing stories and novels in Malayalam for the past five decades. He belongs to a highly innovative generation of fiction writers in Malayalam, who pioneered a radical transformation of sensibility during that period. Widely travelled abroad and having worked in different parts of India, many of his writings have a global flavour and a pan-Indian canvas. A winner of the Sahitya Akademi and other major awards in Malayalam, he has 18 novels and 20 collection of stories to his credit. Many of his works have been translated into English and other Indian languages. A banker by profession, Sethu was also the Chairman of the National Book Trust, Delhi, for three years.