'Pravasam'-M.Mukhundan's class novel.
M.Mukhundan writes about the agonies and joys of expats in his novel named 'Pravasam'Any malayalee who reads this novel gets engrossed in it, as it have real life charecters whom they can relate to.
'Pravasam'- M.Mukudhan's excellent novel.
M.Mukudhan, has always enthralled literary lovers of Kerala with his pen and 'Pravasam' his novel on the life of expats is not an exemption in this regard. Pravasam is the real life experience of some wanderlust Malayalees who crossed the border in search of green pastures. In this masterpiece he depicts the pangs of people who got caught up in turbulence of aloofness and their innate ability to tide out the awful conditions. From the initial groping in the darkness, the expats steers themselves to the luminous world. The perseverance paid rich dividends to their life and started to live pompous life. It also describes the economic situation and political situation which went through a sea change in Kerala and transition of Keralites from 'rags to richness,' depending on the money from expats.
S.K.Potakkadu, an eminent travelogue writer from Kerala also comes in as a character in this mass appealing novel. Pravasam can be considered as the milestone in Malayalam novel literature as it has the beauty and strength to handhold us through the intricacies of life that Malayalee expats leads in the foreign land.
'Pravasam' was released on 2008 August 17 and cover design was done in liaison with Lakshmi N.Menon who works for up lifting traditional art form called 'Hay art'. 'Pravasam' was published by D.C books sold out 10000 copies in one year and around 1 lakh people might have read this novel, and sure to become one of the best seller in Malayalam as it has the ingredients to glue everyone to it.