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Appu Nedungadi is the name of Rao Bahadur T.M. (Thalakodi Madathil) Appu Nedungadi, author of Kundalatha, which was published in 1887, making it one of the earliest novels in Malayalam language, spoken in Kerala state, South India.. Appu Nedungadi, who was born at Kothakurissi,Ottappalam taluk in palakkad district.He is the author of the first Malayalam novel ‘Kundalatha' (1887). He was the founder of literary publications Kerala Pathrika, Kerala Sanchari and Vidya Vinodini.