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Pachhappayyine Pidikkan : Collection of Short Stories

By Edasseri, Harikumar

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Title: Pachhappayyine Pidikkan : Collection of Short Stories  
Author: Edasseri, Harikumar
Language: Malayalam
Subject: Fiction, Drama and Literature, Adventure
Collections: Authors Community, Short Stories
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Publisher: Self-published
Member Page: Harikumar Edasseri


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The story Pachhappayyine Pidikkan (To Catch a Grasshopper) won the Padmarajan Award in 1997. Padmarajan was a well-known film director and film maker. The story is about a five year old girl who goes out to catch a grasshopper on her elder sister’s wedding day. The situation in the family is so desperate that the girl thinks she should do something to have more money. There is a belief that if a grasshopper enters your house, it brings wealth also.

Pachhappayyine Pidikkan (To Catch a Grasshopper) is the collection of 11 short stories of E. Harikumar, that includes well-known stories like Ammu Paranja Katha (The story told by Ammu), Ettavum Mahathaya Kazhcha (The Greatest Show), the title story, and Santhwanathinte Thakkol (The Key Of Solace).

The impatient horn of the car was heard outside. She said, ‘Raju I never expected all these.’ She took her suitcase and walked to the door. She kept the suitcase on the floor and turned to Rajasekharan. He was standing motionless. She went to him. ‘Are you sad ?’ Again the car horn was heard and he did not say anything. ‘They’re calling, shall I go?’ She went through the door, and stood for a moment holding the door; then taking out a key from her hand bag said. ‘This key........’ She stopped abruptly. That key for her was a private property. She has never felt it that way before. The quarters allotted to her in the hotels never gave her this intimate feeling. There is intimacy, privacy and solace in this key. ‘This key.......’ she asked, ‘shall I keep this with me? Whenever I feel extremely unhappy and sad I might need this.’ (Santhwanathinte Thakkol)

Table of Contents
Stories: Nishaadam Ammu Paranja Katha Ettavum Mahathaya Kazhcha Asramam Urangukayanu Moolode Urappikkunnathile Vishamangal Desatanakkilipole Aval Oru Thanutha Kattayi Avan Pachhappayyine Pidikkan Veruthe Vanna Oral Santhwanathinte Thakkol Arunthathiyude Painikili Kavithakal


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