tv varkeyProfessor T. V. Varkey is has published more than a dozen novels and two volumes of short stories in Malayalam. His first novel Vazhiyum Nizhalum (The Road and the Shadow) was a brave attempt at the stream-of-consciousness technique in Malayalam. His masterpiece is the novel, Maanjupokunna Thalamurakal (The Vanishing Generations) – a family saga - on the evolution and transformation of Malayali community of Kerala. His story titled The Vice-chancellor won the ‘Vipula’ national award for the best fiction, while Njan Verum Njan was chosen as one of the best ten stories ever published in Malayalam. Two of his novels, Sooriyante Maranam and Njan Sivan Pillai, were made into films.