|Published||1967 (D.C. Books)|
Yakshi is a Malayalam novel written by Malayattoor Ramakrishnan in 1967. 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. 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.
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