Yakshi (novel)

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Author Malayattoor Ramakrishnan
Country India
Language Malayalam
Genre Literature Novel
Published 1967 (D.C. Books)
ISBN 81-7130-500-8

Yakshi is a Malayalam novel written by Malayattoor Ramakrishnan in 1967.[1] This novel is about a college lecturer, Srinivasan, who is disfigured in an accident in his college lab. He meets a beautiful woman who is willing to accept him despite his disfigurement. But after a while, Srinivasan has doubts about the identity of this woman; he doubts that this woman is human. The novel was adapted into a film with same name starring Sathyan in 1968.[2] In 1993, Yakshi was shown in BBC's Off the Shelf program as 12 episodes. In 1995, Hemamalini directed a telefilm in Hindi for Zee TV titled Mohini with Sudesh Berry and Madhoo. In 2013, a contemporary retelling of the novel titled Akam was released.[3]


  1. ^ Rajan, P. K. (1989). The Growth of the novel in India, 1950-1980. Abhinav Publications. p. 64. ISBN 978-81-7017-259-8. 
  2. ^ Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Paul Willemen (1999). Encyclopaedia of Indian cinema. British Film Institute. p. 143. 
  3. ^ "Akam film"

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