Oru Desathinte Katha

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Oru Desathinte Katha
Author S. K. Pottekkatt
Original title ഒരു ദേശത്തിന്റെ കഥ
Country India
Language Malayalam
Publisher D. C. Books
Publication date
Pages 566
ISBN 978-81-7130-570-4

Oru Desathinte Katha (English: The Story of a Locale) is a Malayalam novel written by S. K. Pottekkatt in 1971. It sketches the men and women of Athiranippadam, drawing the history of the country while detailing the micro-history of a place.[1] It won the Kendra Sahitya Academy Award in 1972, and the Jnanpith Award in 1980.[2]The story take place in a span of about 55 years.It has a huge canvas of Athiranippadam to North India to Africa and Switzerland. It is a nostalgic novel and an autobiographical stance haunt the reader enormously.


  1. ^ G. S. Jayasree (3 August 2008). "Decolonising the land". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kendra Sahitya Academy Awards (Malayalam)". Public Relations Department, Government of Kerala. Retrieved 11 April 2011.