Book Review : The Legends of Khasak

Book Review : The Legends of Khasak

The Legends of KhasakWhat do I write about the book ‘The Legends of Khasak’ by O.V.Vijayan which has not already been written before.  The book is a cult classic in Malayalam known as ‘Khasakinte Itihasam’  which means the same as the English title of the book.  I had heard lot of praise for the book from my mother, my uncles.  But,  since it was in Malayalam,  which I am not very fluent in reading,  I could not share the same passion.  I knew the English translation existed but I had been put off by Indian translated works,  a case in point being ‘Bhima : The Lone Warrior’ which is the translation of another cult Malayalam classic ‘Randamoozham’.   But this book being relatively thin,  I gave it a try.   Continue reading