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O. V. Vijayan, Cartoonist and Malayalam Novelist

Ootupulackal Velukkuty Vijayan, popularly known as O. V. Vijayan (2nd July 1930-30th March 2005) is well known for his first novel Khasakkinte Ithihasam (The Legends of Kasak). He was an Indian author and a cartoonist and a noted figure of modern Malayalam literature.

Born at Palakkad in Kerala he was an extraordinary writer with enormous range, he wrote everything from a semi-fictional history of his feudal-landlord family. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2003.

His major novels are Dharmapuranam (The Saga of Dharmapuri), Gurusaagaram (The Infinity of Grace), Thalamurakal (Generations), Pravachakante Vazhi (The Path of the Prophet). Ithiri Neramboke, Ithiri Darsanam  is his cartoon collection.

Courtesy: ‘O V Vijayan', Movie directed by Mr. K M Madhusudhanan for Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.

You can buy this DVD from Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.