KOCHI: The English version of ‘Aithihyamala’, the compilation of the legends and folklore of Kerala, will be released on April 9. The book has been translated into English by Sreekumari Ramachandran.
The book with 1160 pages in two volumes will be released by Malayala Manorama chief editor K M Mathew in the presence of Mathrubhoomi managing director M P Veerendra Kumar. The first copy of the book will be received by Soorya Kalady Soorya Subramanian Bhattathiri at a function organised at the Kottayam office of Malayala Manorama.
“The translation took a year and a half to be completed. It was tedious to find the exact English translation of Malayalam words.
Slight modifications have been brought in for ease of reading but I have taken extra care not to stray from the original,” Sreekumari said in a press release.
The book is being brought out by Mathrubhoomi publications.