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Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha

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അരനൂററാണടു മുമപ കേരളതതിലെ ഒരു കുഗരാമതതില ഒരു സതരീ കൊലലപപെടട സംഭവതതെ ചുററിപപററിയുളള അനവേഷണം ചില നിഗൂഡസതയങങളിലേകകെതതുനനതാണ ഈ കൃതി. ...more
Paperback, 4th, 304 pages
Published December 2010 by Current books (first published 2008)
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Nandakishore Varma
Jun 26, 2015 Nandakishore Varma rated it liked it
This novel (which in English means "Paleri Manikyam: A Midnight Murder Story")straddles the no man's land between fiction and reportage. Apparently it is based on a true incident: the rape and murder of a beautiful girl, Manikyam, immediately after she is married and brought to the Northern Kerala village of Paleri in 1957. The case is interesting because it is the first recorded case of its kind in the newly formed state of Kerala, and the first case to be investigated during the tenure of the ...more
Arun Divakar
Jan 09, 2012 Arun Divakar rated it liked it
There was a move based on this book which was visually a very interesting one. There is a thread of story that goes back into the Kerala of 1950's and one that unspools in the present day. The premise is very straightforward : A murder that occurs in a sleepy hamlet in Kerala and what happens there after. It's the very substance that whodunit's are based of.

There are however, differences to Paleri Manikyam. The victim is the first woman to be raped and killed in Kerala ever since the first elec
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Sumith Prasad
Aug 05, 2015 Sumith Prasad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
കാലപനികതയെ ചരിതരമാകകി മാററുനന എഴുതതാണ പലേരി മാണികയം: ഒരു പാതിരാ കൊലപാതകതതിനറെ കഥ .. കഥയോട കൂടി ഉപകഥകളും ചരിതരവും രാഷടരീയവും ശാസതരവും ഇടകലർന മികവുററ സൃഷടി തനനെയാണ ഇത .. ടി പി രാജീവൻ എനന നോവലിസററിനറെ വയതയസതതയാർന ആഖയാന രീതിയും ഇരുടട മറഞഞ പലേരിയുടെ വഴികളിലൂടെയുളള സഞചാരവും രാഷടരീയവും അസവാധനതിനു വേറിടട തലങങൾ സമമാനികകുകയും ആകാംഷ ഉളവാകകുകയും ചെയയുനനു .. കലപനികതെയെനനോ ചരിതരമെനനൊ വേരതിരികകാനാവാതത അവതരണം കൊണട മനസിനെ നിറയകകുനന പുസതകം ഉളളടകകം കൊണടും വേറിടട നിലകകുനനു .. ...more
Aravind P
A young writer Rajeev and his crime analyst friend tries to travel back to Paleri, in time, to unravel truths behind the murder of a young woman that shook a tiny village in 1957, when Kerala was in the verge of a major Political transformation.
In a village called Paleri, a young woman from opressed caste is brutally raped and murdered. The village hope the new people's government would bring the culprits to justice, but they don't. What Rajeev discovers is a village that shrunk itself with gui
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Bilahari
Aug 29, 2015 Bilahari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Her dead body wears the smile of accomplishment.
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Oct 17, 2012 Anoop rated it really liked it
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Amazing Narration. Still didnt understand one thing that how Filmmaker Ranjith was dare enough to make movie out of it.. Brilliant stuff by T.P Rajeevan...
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