Dr. Sunil P. Elayidom receives recognition for the book Mahabharatam Samskarika Charithram published by DC Books. The Ulloor Memorial Literary award carries a cash prize of Rs 10,000, a sculpture and a certificate. The award was decided by a jury comprising Dr. MA Siddique, C. Ashokan and S. Bindu. The jury considered it to be the best book in the field of cultural history, examining the critiques and studies of the Mahabharata.
Dr. Jesse Narayanan receives special mention from the jury for his study on the great poet Ulloor’s Pingala. The award ceremony will be held in February 2021 in Thiruvananthapuram. The Ulloor Service Co-operative Bank presents the Ulloor Memorial Literary Award every year.
The author presents a great path which portrays the historical life and literary form of the Mahabharata through Mahabharatam Samskarika Charithram. The book is an extended written version of the Mahabharata discourses by Dr.Sunil P. Elayidom. This book gives a comprehensive overview of the Mahabharata in seven parts: textual history, physical history, recitation history, extension history, polyphonic history, Gita history and imaginary history. The book chronicles the life history and history of a great book that lived in different times and in different countries.