Portal to listen to Malayalam literature launched

For those of you who want to access the wonderfully rich world of Malayalam literature despite poor (or non-existent) reading skills in the language, a solution may be on hand.

A Thiruvananthapuram-based web portal will make available to the Malayali diaspora across the globe a little removed from their mother-tongue, audio versions of Malayalam books, dramas, poetry and novels.

“There are many people around the world, myself included, who can understand but probably cannot read Malayalam very well and yet want to be more familiar with its literature and culture,” says Sree Nakesh, founder and promoter of kathaparayumbol.com, which was launched on Sunday.

The web portal will have works of contemporary and classic Malayalam authors transcribed into audio format which can be downloaded for a nominal fee.

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