Sunday 9 August 2020 9:32 AM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
KOLLAM Aug 9: Kollathinde Innalakal (Yesterdays of Kollam), a book by social activist, trade unionist, thinker and writer P. Kesavan Nair has been trending amongst Kollam natives and those who are looking to know about the town Kollam.
The book, which contains facts based on the history of Kollam, is a simple and concise account of the history of Kollam which covers the three stages of the history of Kollam, namely, ancient, medieval and modern.
The book also details the links the Portuguese, the Dutch and the English have with Kollam.
It also briefly gives readers a picture of the democratic institutions, industries, religions, workers, movement, media heritage, cultural, heritage and political heritage prevalent in Kollam.
Publishers of these books are Pagon Books, Ora 20, Thevally, P.O, Kollam (Phone 00919496208994) and on Amazon stores.
After completing matriculation from Govt High School for Boys in Kollam he did his B.Sc in Physics from Fathima Matha National College Kollam and M.A. in English from Durga Arts College Ravisankar University, Raipur.
His writings are mainly on Science, Vedantic Philosophy and Philosophy of Science. He is recipient of Kerala Sahithya Academi Endowment Award for Vedic Literature.
He became an active member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in 1971. He left the party in 2005. He had leading role in trade union movement of Kollam for 33 years and actively participated in many struggles. Now he is actively engaged in social activities and writing.
His major works in Malayalam are Stephen Hawkinginte Prapancham, Bhawthikathinappuram, Prapancham, Prapancha Nirutham, Bhodhathintte Bhouthikam, Marxism Sasthramo, DNA Muthal Super Manushiyan Vare, Gandhi Chinthakal, Manushyamanassum Quantum Sidhanthavum, Vivekananda Chinthakal, Asthikanaya Daivam, Chinthayile Visista Mattengal, Nava Paristhika Chinthakal, Kasuandi Thozilali Charithram, Kalam.
In English he has written two books Beyond Red and An Introduction to Quantum Physics.
He received the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Endowment Award for Vedic Literature for Beyond Physics in 1999-2001.
He was born to N Parameswaran Pillai, Pandarazhikathu, Veliyam and K Ammukutty Amma, Aykarazhikathu, Thevally, Kollam on July 17, 1944 as their only son. He married B Sumangala Amma.
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