“All about Kudallur..”, may be the best tag regarding this book .. because each and evey page of this book says something unheard and amazing on Kudallur. Like the name suggests, its a look back to the ways through which Kudallur came through. And also remembering the great icons whose achievements and efforts which brought remarkable changes the village.. Social, cultural, natural and historic aspects of the village are well covered in this book. The book is released as a part of Government U .P.School Silver Jubilee Celebrations.
To begin with, N.M.Namboodiri’s study on Kudallur is the major highlight of this book. He describes the formation of Kudallur and his attempt reveals the historic progression of lot of villages including Kudallur, better called ‘Vayyavinaadu’.
The article ‘Ee Manohara Theerath’, written by Achuthan Kudallur brings back his childhood memories in Kudallur.
Alankod Leelakrishnan, express his views on Kudallur through the article ‘Amaranmarude Gramathil’ which focuses on how M.T. books and Kudallur is closely related. He calls Kudallur, a village where the people lives through stories and memories. His article also goes deep through myths connected with the village.
Kudallur’s own writer Vaseerali Kudallur also comes up with his memories on the village. ‘Oru Kudallur Veeragadha’, a walk to Madath Thekkepattu house by T.V.M. Ali brings out more on Kudallur’s illustrious son writer M.T.Vasudevan Nair and his home. M.T. Ravindran also appears with his words on Madath Thekkepattu house. M.T.N.Nair, brother of M.T.Vasudevan Nair translates a Khaleel Gibran story named ‘Perunnal Thalennu’.
P.Surendran makes a close watch and study on Achuthan Kudallur’s paintings and explains what makes Achuthan Kudallur different in the artistic world. Dr.Rajan Chungath enters the world of ‘Parayipetta Panthirukulam’ and presents the readers more details about Thrithala.
The book also takes a look onto the folklore of the village. Mehaboob Kudallur brings out various heard and unheard stories on myths connected to the village. Study on artistic tradition of Kudallur by M.Shivashankaran and feature on traditional arts and festivals by M.Suresh Babu adds more to the folklore. An article on Kudallur’s famous game ‘Pakidakali’ described by Balan, gives a brief idea on the rules and styles of the game.
The book had succeeded in extracting Kudallur life to a great extent. It does a deep study on Kudallur’s diversity in flora and fauna. Butterflies seen on the banks of Nila, birds, fishes and more adds a different dimension to the book. Progression of Nila, agricultural background, surrounding ranges of hills and various water resources are the distinct subjects that comes in between the pages. More interesting facts on roads, buses, electricity, cinema, telephone, radio and library also finds place in the book. The last pages of this book concentrates on articles written by teachers and students of Government U.P.School, Kudallur. Also a brief report on school’s silver jubilee celebrations is brought out. Perhaps the only negative point marked with the book is that one or two articles missed focus on Kudallur.
Efforts behind ‘Kudallurinte Ormapusthakam’ is highly appreciable since the book covers almost culture and society of Kudallur. Also the book had to face lot of challenges regarding the funds and is only for private distribution. Definitely Kudallur people could be proud of this book at all times. The book was relaesd during, the 50 years celebration of Naalukettu held at Thrissur. Kudallur.com is thankful to this book to a great extend because of the fact that the book was a big support in post web development.
Coverpage : Achuthan Kudallur’s Painting
Chairman : P.M.Azeez ( Anakkara Panchayath President )
General Convenor: Vishnu Prasad
Advicory Board : V.T.Vasudevan and M.T.Ravindran
Editor : Mehaboob Kudallur
Board Members : M.K. Balakrishnan, K.T. Preetha and K.V. Usha
Photos : Madhu Kudallur and Sashi.C.K. Pachattiri
Design and Layout: Sudheesh Kottembram