T Padamanabhan is considered one of the greatest short fiction writers in Malayalam language and is credited with bringing modern Malayalam literature nearer to the subjective intensity of the lyric. He was an employee with FACT and retired as the Deputy General Manager of the same company. Author of 162 stories in Malayalam, his stories have been translated to most of the Indian languages and to Russian, French, English and German. His short stories portray loneliness and helplessness with aesthetic perception. Major works: Prakasam Parathunna Oru Penkutty (The Girl Who Spreads Light), Oru Kathakrithu Kurishil (A Story Writer on the Crucifix), Makhan Singhinte Maranam (The Death of Makhan Singh), T. Padmanabhante Thiranjedutha Kathakal (Selected Stories of T. Padmanabhan), Saakshi (The Witness), Harison Sayvinte Naaya (Mr. Harison’s Dog), Veedu Nashtappetta Kutty (The Child Who Lost His Home), Kalabhairavan (Lord Siva), Nalinakanthi (The Beauty of the lotus), Gowry (1991), Kadal (The Sea) and Maraya (2018).
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