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Author Vaikom Muhammad Basheer
Country India
Language Malayalam
Genre Play
Publisher DC Books
Publication date
May 1945
Pages 76
OCLC 311460123

Kathabeejam (The Germ of a Story) is a one-act play written by Malayalam language author Vaikom Muhammad Basheer.[1] The play was written by Basheer in a period of few weeks and was conceived for the 16th anniversary of Samastha Kerala Sahitya Parishath.[2] It was published as a book in May 1945 and was Basheer's only play. The protagonist of the play is a writer named Sadasivan.


  1. ^ Satchidanandan (February 2008). "Sultan of story: A birth centenary tribute to Vaikom Mohammed Basheer who picked up his tales from life's poetry". Frontline. 25 (2). Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ P. K. Parameswaran Nair (1967). History of Malayalam literature. p. 161. 

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