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(Bovine Bugles)
Author V. K. N.
Translator V. K. N.
Illustrator Artist Namboothiri
Cover artist N. Ajayan
Country India
Language Malayalam
Genre Novel
Publisher DC Books
Publication date
Pages 167
Awards Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award

Arohanam (meaning, Ascent) is a Malayalam-language humorous novel written by V. K. N. in 1969. V. K. N. himself translated the novel into English under the title Bovine Bugles.[1] The author follows his trademark style in this novel which mercilessly attacks the Indian politics of the 1960s. The novel won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 1970.[2][3]


  1. ^ Thachom Poyil Rajeevan (4 April 2004). "Laughter born of tears". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award" (in Malayalam). Kerala Sahitya Akademi. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Literary Awards" Archived 2012-06-18 at the Wayback Machine.. Government of Kerala. Retrieved 1 July 2013.