Khasakkinte Ithihasam is a popular Malayalam novel written by the famous Indian writer O. V. Vijayan. This novel was firstly published in 1969. It is commonly referred to as Khasak in a literary set. It has been re-printed above 50 times.
O.V. Vijayan’s Khasakkinte Ithihasam is the best-selling novel in South Asia. This novel is now available online for the readers to download in the Pdf format for free. It has been translated into German, French, and English languages.
This novel was published under the title “The Legends of Khasak” in 1994 by the author in the English language. People simply love reading this novel in English not just as a translation work but as an independent novel.
This novel includes various poetic narrations that imprint in the hearts of the Malayalis. There is no single narrative plot in the Khasakkinte Ithihasam novel. The novel describes a spiritual journey of ‘Ravi’ character. Ravi is guilt for having an illegal relationship with his stepmother.
He ruins his brilliant career by rejecting the offer from Princeton University. He also leaves his lover, Padma. After that, he goes on a long pilgrimage where he visits a small hamlet of Khasak near Palakkad. There he started teaching in a school where he meets his students and other people.
For the rest of the story, you must download the Pdf format of this novel. Khasakkinte Ithihasam is an interesting novel that is adored by a large number of readers all around the world. For this reason, this novel can be downloaded online in the Pdf layout for free.
In this novel, Vijayan has narrated various stories, superstitions, and myths treasured in Khasak. From a spiritual and philosophical disposition, this novel recounts several encounters of Khasak. The character of Ravi experiences a loss of self-esteem because of his former sins. The background in this novel is represented by the Palmera trees.
Vijayan took about 12 years to finish his Khasakkinte Ithihasam novel. He was inspired to write this novel while his sojourn at a village called Thasarak close to Palakkad for a year. His sister named O.V. Usha was appointed as a single-teacher in the village in 1956.
At that time it was a trouble for any girl to move into a remote village. For that reason, Vijayan’s parents decided to rent a house in the village to stay with his sister. At that time, Vijayan was sacked from the college where he was a teacher. Since he was jobless, he too joined his family in Thasarak to cover his sadness.
This was the time he wrote this novel. Thus, to enjoy his real-life characters in the novel, you must download Khasakkinte Ithihasam in Pdf file for free.