Malayalam translation of Cosmos hit the charts within hours during the holiday weeks in the Amazon Movers and Shakers category. This is an effective way of overviewing the popularity of a particular product on an hourly basis.
The night sky is a fascinating spectacle with the moon, planets, and millions of stars dancing in front of our eyes. Some seek aesthetic pleasure out of it, while some others scientific data. In the late 1970’s, a scientist/ astronomer, Carl Sagan came up with the idea of educating the masses about complex scientific matters in a simpler and more engaging way. His work about this universe was turned into a TV series called Cosmos: A Personal Voyage with 13 episodes which took its print form in 1980 with the title Cosmos: The Story of Cosmic Evolution, Science and Civilisation and earned him the Pulitzer Prize. The heavily illustrated book with 13 chapters, speaks about science and civilization, gently reminding the audience that we all are just a mere speck on a pale blue dot. The author urges his audience to “Cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
The Malayalam translation by Vivek Poonthiyil Balachandran is now available at the DC Books online stores. Grab your copies and delve into the Sagan world.