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Subtitle: King Marthanda Varma And Devasahayam

Authored By: Gopikrishnan Kottoor

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 9789352071364

Year of Publication: 2015

Pages: 256

                                       Binding: Paperback(PB)

Category:  Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories

Price in Rs. 346.50

                             Price in (USA) $. 27.72

Inclusive of All Taxes (After 30% Discount on the Printed Price)

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Book Contents


About the Book


The Nectar of the Gods, unravels the story of the execution of Devasahayam, a Nair noble in the palace of King Marthanda Varma of Tiruvitamkur, (mostly modern Kerala and further south) South India, following his conversion to Catholic faith at a time when nativereligious orthodoxy was at its peak. The narrativeis remarkably visual, and skilfully blended. The Nectar of the Gods rediscovers an eclipsed dimension of Kerala that links with the present, making for arewarding reading experience, coming from the hands of an accomplished poet. Set in its teeming backdrop of history, the book deserves the attention of every culturally conscious lover of India.

About the Author


The Nectar of the Gods is Gopikrishnan Kottoor’s twelfth book. His book of poems Vrindavan–The Coloured Yolk of Love’ called ‘The incredible book of beauty’ ( is into its second edition. His oeuvre includes poetry, plays, novels, transcreations, and reviews. He has won several National prizes for his poetry (All India poetry prizes of the British Council and others). He has attended Universities in US and Europe as MFA participant and as resident poet. His book of poems Father, Wake us in Passing in its German translation was published and read across Universities in Europe. He founded and edited the poetry quarterly Poetry Chain. His poetry can be accessed in e zines as Nth Position (UK), and New English Review (UK).  He presently edits The Poetry E-zine (