Books Promoted by CSIS

Chattampi Swami:

An Intellectual Biography.

R. Raman Nair and L Sulochana Devi


The book adds new dimensions to our understanding of the extra ordinary figure of the late nineteenth century renaissance in India who made spirituality integral to the social and democratic endeavor  documenting aspects neglected by earlier historians the authors make a remarkable contribution to our understanding of the man behind the myth


Sanskrit Informatics by R. Raman Nair, L. Sulochana Devi. A book intended to create an awareness about the available digital resources on Sanskrit and Indology. Can introduce to the teachers and research scholars in Sanskrit related subjects, the basics of ICT skills for effectively accessing, processing and using such resources Sanskrit Informatics. Can be used as a study guide for Sanskrit Students attending methodology courses on Informatics. Pages. 160. Paperback. Rs. 300. Hard Bound Rs 750)

Public Library by K M Govi. (Malayalam)  An unique treatise depicting the story of public library movement world wide, critically discussing the influence of spread of education, rise of the working class and socialist movements on libraries and vice versa. (Malayalam) Pages112 (Paper Back Rs. 70)

Library and Information Science by K M Govi. (Malayalam)  A comprehensive and concise book intended to serve as a manual for librarians and basic textbook for students of certificate courses. Discusses library policies, qualitative development of collections, classification and cataloguing, day-to-day administration of the library etc. In a jargon free language, explains how computers, Internet, Digital Libraries and electronic books can be cost effectively used in small libraries also. Pages 160. (Paper Back Rs. 200)

A Manual of Historical Research Methodlogy
E Sreedharan
The books' coverage and comprehensiveness, its scientific, analytical and critical treatment, its near perfect organization and arrangement, its clarity and easy methods of reference will make it a useful compendium for teachers and students of history. A teacher and lover of history, the author has brought to bear philosophical, scientific, ideological and linguistic perspectives to bear on the subject



Pracheena Malayalam: by Chattampi Swami. (Malayalam)  Outlines the history of the origin of Kerala, ancient inhabitants, culture, language and the evolution of caste names of Aryan settlers. The book is a recently unearthed manuscript of the second part of the Pracheena Malayalam a very important source for research on Kerala history the first part of which was published in 1913.  It is also the earliest subaltern view of Kerala history Pages 96 (PB Rs. 100)


Communist Manifesto: A simplified translation with summary of all prefaces written by Marx and Engles and forward by the renowned historian Dr. K N Panikkar. Uses old Malayalam script, which is commonly used by the working class. A beautifully produced book. Pages 78 (PB Rs. 30)


Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. Tr. by Dr. L. Sulochana Devi. (Sanskrit)  Sanskrit Translation of one of the most widely read novels of the 20th century written in prose of biblical simplicity depicting the story of an individual’s quest for ultimate truth. Pages 158 (Hard Bound Rs. 500).

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