P. Valsala

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P. Valsala
Pvalsala.jpg
Born (1938-04-04) 4 April 1938 (age 76)[1]
Kozhikkode, Kerala, India
Occupation Kerala Sahithya Academy President
Nationality Indian
Subject Novel, Short story
Website
www.vatsalap.com

P. Valsala (Malayalam: പി. വത്സല; born 4 April 1938) is a Malayalam novelist, short story writer, social activist, and a retired Head Mistress from Kerala state, South India.[2] She a recipient of Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for her novel Nizhalurangunna Vazhikal (The Paths where Shadows Sleep).[3] Valsala was the Chairperson of Kerala Sahithya Academy.[4][5]

Selected works[edit]

Short stories
  • Pempi, Poorna Books, Calicut, 1969
  • Pazhaya, Puthiya Nagaram (The Old, New City), The Sahithya Pravarthaka Cooperative Society (SPCS), Kottayam, 1979
  • Anupamayude Kavalkkaran (The Bodyguard of Anupama), SPCS, 1980
  • Aanavettakkaran (The Elephant Hunter), SPCS, 1982
  • Unikkoran Chathopathiya (Unikkoran Chathopathiya), SPCS, 1985
  • Annamaria Neridan (To Confront Anna Marie), SPCS, 1988
  • Karuttha Mazha Peyyunna Thazhvara (The Vally of Black Rains), SPCS, 1988
  • Chamundy Kuzhi (Chamundi’s Pit), SPCS, 1989
  • Arundhati Karayunnilla (Arundhati does't Cry), SPCS, 1991
  • Koonychoottile Velicham (The Light behind the Flight Stairs), Prabhath Book House, Trivandrum, 1992
  • Madakkam II (The Return II), D. C. Books, 1998
  • Panguru Pushpathinde Theen (Honey from the Flower of Panguru), Poorna Books, 1998
  • Madakkam (The Return), D. C. Books, Kottayam, 1998
  • Kaly ’98 Thudarcha (Sports 98 Cont.), Prabhath Book House, 1998
  • Pookku Vayil Ponvayil (The Sunset that is Gold), Olive, 1999
  • Dhushyanthannum Bheemannummillatha Lokam (The world Devoid by Dhushyntha and Bhima), Poorna Books, 1999
  • Kalal Kavalal (The Soldier who is the Guard), D. C. Books, 2001
  • Kottayile Prema (Prema in the forth), Olive Books, Calicut, 2002
  • Pooram (The Temple Festival), D. C. Books, 2003
  • Aaranniya Kandam (Stories of the Forest), D. C. Books, 2003
  • Mythiliyuda Makal (The Daughter of Mythili), Green Books, Calicut, 2004
  • Ashokanum Ayalum (He and Ashokan), D. C. Books, 2006
  • Chandalabhikshukiyum Marikkunna Pownamiyum (Chandalabhikshuki and the Dying full Moon), Book Point, Calicut, 2007
  • Suvarna Kadhakal (The Golden Stories), Green Books, Trichur, 2008
  • Gate Thurannittirikkunnu, SPCS, Kottayam, 2008
Novel
  • Thakarcha (Decadence),Poorna Books, Calicut, 1969
  • Nellu (Paddy), The Sahithya Pravarthaka Cooperative Society (SPCS), Kottayam, 1972 (Adapted into a film with same name in 1974)
  • Agnayam (Of Fire), SPCS 1974
  • Nizhaluragunna Vazhikal (The Paths where Shadaows Sleep), SPCS 1975
  • Arakkillam (The House of Wax), SPCS, 1977
  • Venal (The Summer), SPCS, 1979
  • Kanal (The Live Coal), SPCS, 1979
  • Nambarukal (The Numbers), SPCS, 1980
  • Palayam (The Barracks), SPCS, 1981
  • Kooman Kolly (The Vally Owls), SPCS 1981
  • Gauthaman (Gauthaman), SPCS, 1986
  • Aarum marikuunnilla (Nobody Dies), SPCS / D. C. Books, 1987
  • Chaver (The Knights), SPCS, 1991
  • Rose merreyude Aakasangal (The Skies of Rosemarry), D. C. Books, Kottayam, 1993
  • Vilaapam (The Cry), D. C. Books, 1997
  • Aadhijalam (The Primeval Water), D. C. Books, 2004
  • Melppalam (The Flyover), Mathrubhumi Books, Calicut, 2007

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sahityachakravalam" (in Malayalam). Kerala Sahitya Akademi. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Telling her story". The Hindu. 9 May 2008. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "SAHITHYA ACADEMI AWARD WINNERS# from 1959 to 1999". malayalampadam.com. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "P. Valsala gets Sahithya Academy top post". Malayala Manorama. 29 March 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "P Valsala to chair Sahitya Akademi". The Indian Express. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Muttathu Varkey award for P. Valsala". The Hindu. 29 April 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "P Valsala bags Muttathu Varkey award". Mathrubhumi. 29 April 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "P. Valsala bags Kunhiraman Award". 

External links[edit]

Official website