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Kottaratheruvu Naguib Mahfouz

Kottaratheruvu

Naguib Mahfouz

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ISBN : 9788126207084
Paperback
328 pages
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This is the malayalam translation of Novel by famous Egyptian writer and Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz. Originally published in 1956 with the title Bayn al-qasrayn (Between the Two Palaces). The setting of the novel is Cairo during and just afterMoreThis is the malayalam translation of Novel by famous Egyptian writer and Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz. Originally published in 1956 with the title Bayn al-qasrayn (Between the Two Palaces). The setting of the novel is Cairo during and just after World War I. Kottaratheruvu is the translation of first novel in Mahfouz’s magnificent Cairo Trilogy, an epic family saga of colonial Egypt that is considered his masterwork. Malayalam translation is by B M Suhara.The novels of the Cairo Trilogy trace three generations of the family of tyrannical patriarch al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad, who rules his household with a strict hand while living a secret life of self-indulgence. Kottaratheruvu introduces us to his gentle, oppressed wife, Amina, his cloistered daughters, Aisha and Khadija, and his three sons—the tragic and idealistic Fahmy, the dissolute hedonist Yasin, and the soul-searching intellectual Kamal. The family’s trials mirror those of their turbulent country during the years spanning the two world wars, as change comes to a society that has resisted it for centuries.