Five books penned by different authors and published by the Tiruvannamalai-based Vamsi Pathippagam were released here on Saturday.
Four books in Tamil – Sumithra penned by Kalpatta Narayanan, 6174 by K Sudhakar, Thamirabharaniyil Kollappadaathavargal written by Mari Selvaraj, and Nammoduthan Pesugirargal by artists Srinivasan and Balasubramanian and one book in English titled Nothing But Water penned by S Ramakrishnan were released.
Among the books released, Sumithra is the Tamil debut of Kalpatta Narayanan. Originally written in Malayalam as Ithra Mathram, the book was well-received in Kerala in both literature and film dormats. It has been now translated into Tamil by renowned translator K V Shailaja. It was released by film director Balu Mahendra and received by journalist Vijaya Shankar.
The book Nothing But Water is a collection of children’s folklore compiled and written by well-known writer S Ramakrishna. It was originally written in Tamil and has been translated into English by Chaitanya.
The book 6174 is a debut science fiction novel of K Sudhakar and Thamirabharaniyil Kollappadaathavargal is a debut short story collection of Mari Selvaraj, an assistant film director. These books were released by writer Era Murugan and documentary film maker R R Srinivasan respectively and those were received by activist A Muthukrishnan and documentary film maker Revathi.
The book Nammoduthan Pesugirargal is a compilation of discussions that happened between two artists – Srinivasan and Balasubramanian. It was released by film director Bala and received by educationist S K P Karuna.
Releasing the books, director Balu Mahendra said, “If a film director does not have the knowledge or is in touch with literature, he will not be able to make films.”
Writers Prapanchan, Aadhavan Theetchanya, journalist Kadarkarai were also spoke in the occasion.