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The first malayalam novel is...........

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Asked by Swarna Kumari, 10 Apr '07 04:56 pm
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Kundalatha published in 1887, is considered to be the first Malayalam novel. Even before that Malayalam translations of English works were becoming popular. The second Malayalam novel was Indulekha (1889) which has taken an English novel as its model. Indulekha was a strong critique of the existing social situation of the time. It was an attack against the Namboodiri community which was steeped in conservatism. The author has attacked the feudal lordship, and the Namboodiri-Nair marriage pact called Sambandham which was prevalent during those times



Answered by Manas Swain, 10 Apr '07 05:01 pm

 
  
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Swarna Kumari knew the answer.....!!!
Answered by krishna, 10 Apr '07 05:00 pm

 
  
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indulekha written by, o.chandumenon
Answered by riyaz, 11 May '07 06:25 pm

 
  
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kundalatha
Answered by Sarath, 01 Jun '07 07:56 pm

 
  
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Though Kundalatha written by appu nedungadi is widely accepted as the first malayalm novel, many critics feel kundalatha lacks many attributes of a novel. Thus Indulekha by Chandumenon could be called as the first God's own novel
Answered by eby nair, 16 Apr '07 01:33 pm

 
  
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