MT Vasudevan Nair | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Kozhikode: Mathrubhumi Books to publish two books commemorating the birthday of beloved Malayalam writer MT Vasudevan Nair. ‘Rangam’, the script written by MT and ‘MT: Mathrubhumikaalam’ by M Jayaraj.
The book ‘MT: Mathrubhumikaalam’ recounts the period during which MT Vasudevan Nair served as the editor of Mathrubhumi Weekly. In the book, one can see the trail of life of an editor who helped in nurturing many budding writers and helped them grow and traverse new ways of writing and dimensions of literature. M Jayaraj who has worked in the marketing department of Mathrubhumi since 1978 and as Manager of Mathrubhumi Books has penned six books so far. His works include ‘Malayala Cinema Pinnitta Vazhikal’, ‘Malayala Achchadi Madhyamam: Bhoothavum Varthamanavum’, ‘Mahatmaji: Mathrubhumi Rekhakal’, ‘Mathrubhumiyum Basheerum’, ‘Mathrubhumiyum S K Pottekaattum’ and ‘Mathrubhumi Vishwothara Kathakal’.
The books will be released by novelist M Mukundan at a function to be held at KP Kesava Menon Hall in Kozhikode on Friday evening. The first copy of the book will be received by novelist and journalist Subash Chandran. Director of Digital Business Mayura Shreyams Kumar and M Jayaraj will speak at the function.
It is for the first time the script of IV Sasi directorial ‘Rangam’ that was released in 1985 and written by MT is being published as a book. ‘Rangam’ is a romantic drama starring Mohanlal and Shobana revolving around Kathakali and music.
There will be a birthday special discount on MT’s books from July 15 to July 22 on Mathrubhumi Books online.