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All of C. Radhakrishnan's major works are published by Hi-Tech Books, Kochi 682017. In India, Hi-Tech Books distributes C. Radhakrishnan's books through major booksellers like National Book Stall, Mathrubhumi books, Poorna Publications, D.C. Books, Green Books, H&C etc.

Indian editions are available online from C. Radhakrishnan's Books Online, and other online sites such as Amazon. U.S. and other international editions of C. Radhakrishnan's Books are available from here.

From October 2018, e-books are available exclusively from Kobo and can be read on any device including Desktops, E-readers, Tablets, iOS, Android, Blackberry or Windows. E-book links: Deep Within   Bhagavad Gita: Modern Reading   The Secret Behind the Universe(free e-book)   Birds That Fly Ahead   Heart-Rending Times   Now For a Tearful Smile   Agni


Malayalam Books




Kannivila (The First Harvest)

A combination of C Radhakrishnan's first two novels-

Nizhalppadukal (Patches of Shade) and Mareechika (The Mirage)






Theekkadal Kadanhu Thirumadhuram

Churning The Ocean Of Fire

(Biography of the father of Malayalam Language)

Click here to read more about the book and some of the responses to the previous impressions







The vision of the Gita

first published March 2011






Ullil Ullathu

Deep Within

Science Fiction Novel based on Eastern Philosophy

New Revised Edition

first published Nov 2002






Ellaam Maikkuna Kadal

The Ocean That Wipes Out All


first published Nov 1972






Puzha Muthal Puzha Vare

From The River And Back To It


first published Dec 1974





Pullippulikalum Vellinakshatrangalum

Spotted Leopards And Silvery Stars


first published Nov 1984





Spandamapinikale Nandi

Thank You, Seismographs


first published Sept 1986

Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award 1989





Ivide Ellavarkum Sukham Thanne

We Are All Fine Here


first published May 1988







Verpadukalude Viralpadukal

Imprints Of Separation


Mahakavi G. Award 1994




Munpeparakkunna Pakshikal

Birds That Fly Ahead


Vayalar Award 1990

Abudhabi Malayali Samajam Award

Achuthamenon Award

first published Dec 1989




Karal Pilarum Kaalam

Heart-rending Times


first published April 1994





Iniyoru Nirakanchiri

Now For A Tearful Smile


first published march 1997









Novel published by D.C. Books







Published by C.S.S. Books, Thiruvalla






Stories published by D.C. Books






The Nector Of The Ramayana

Published by Poorna Publications




Works for children




Akalangalile Koottukar

Friends From Far Away

Novel for children, published by Poorna Publications






Varu,Nakshathrangalkappuram Pokam

Come, Let Us Go Beyond The Stars

Novelette for children, published by Grand Books






Nithyajeevithathile Shasthram

Science in Everyday Life

Published by D.C. Books (D.C. School Reference)






Eppozhum Evideyum

Everywhere, Always

Novelette for children, published by Grand Books






Muthachan Kathakal

Grandfather Stories

Short stories for children, published by Balasahithi Prakasan





Other works by Hi-Tech Books





By Dr. M. Leelavathy






Adhyathmaramayanam Kilippattu grandham

Prepared and perfected by examining various texts of Adhyathmaramayanam kilippattu,  by Sri. K. P. Narayana Pisharody.





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Heart-Rending Times

Now For a Tearful Smile

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English Works and Translations




Birds That Fly Ahead


English translation of Munpeparakkunna Pakshikal

Translated by Kairali Narayanan
The book presents many an untold part of the left-extremist upsurge that took place in India four decades back and the way it has influenced the fabric of life ever since. It has been a bestseller running into more than a dozen editions and winning as many major awards. It is a modern Indian classic, the work of a master craftsman, different in style, rich in content, revealing and enticing.

first published Dec 1989

Vayalar Award 1990

Abudhabi Malayali Samajam Award

Achuthamenon Award






Heart-rending Times


English translation of Karal Pilarum Kalam

Translated by Kairali Narayanan

How much can a woman take without breaking down? A great lot more than ever imagined is what this book portrays. Most epics and, later, classical works of literature have women made to walk on fire, but Anuradha lives in a veritable inferno. At critical moments of despair and pain she is surprised by the array of strange personalities emerging from deep within her own self.

In ways how unusual can a man love a woman? No one can say is what one will think after experiencing this saga. How selfish and cruel can intense love turn when spurned? As much as one finds in here.

What does vengeance do to the person in his teens harboring it? And what all drives a mother to act in ways so bewildering in circumstances never faced before in human history?






Now For a Tearful Smile


English translation of Iniyoru Nirakanchiri

Translated by Kairali Narayanan

This is a unique and poignant love story of two very special people living under assumed identities for different reasons; and also a thriller chasing the intriguing tentacles of espionage activities and the untold stories behind political assassinations in India.

The translator notes: "This landmark novel, a socio-political silhouette of contemporary India, is a poignant juxtaposition of materialism and spirituality, contemporary geopolitics and history in the making, India and the world, urban and tribal cultures, tragedy and comedy, saints and sinners, displacement and assimilation, cyanide tablets and self-healing, arms and man, war and peace, hospitals and hermitages... innumerable are the strands that form the warp and weft of this literary milestone. It thrills, threatens, moves, shocks, calms and exhilarates!"






Bhagavad Gita

(Modern Reading)

The Indian edition was first published in December 2016.

C. Radhakrishnan makes use of the methodology of science for a thorough analysis of ancient Indian philosophy, making this book the first ever scientific reading of the Gita.

The Bhagavad Gita is not considered as a religious text in this work but as the simplest form of yoga sastra. This ancient wisdom cleansed of all superstitions can help anyone lead a successful and happy life in the modern world with freedom from all sorrow; irrespective of religion, gender, nationality, caste or creed. Never before has successful Vedantic vision in regular day to day life explored in such simple and feasible manner as in this.

The book is the trans-creation of Gitadarsanam, the commentary of the Bhagavad Gita in the Malayalam language by the same author.






Cosmology in Vedanta

-The Physics Correlation

(The Secret Behind the Universe)

Exploring the secrets of the Universe as far as physics can go, and even beyond.. Along with its Vedantic integration.

This book has two sections. The first section is a work in physics which presents an in-depth exploration of Avyakta - the hidden metaphysical reality behind the apparent universe - through scientific study. A condensed version of this part was published in the Prespacetime Journal Vol 7 Issue 16 on 08/01/2017, titled "Avyakta - The Fabric of Space".

The second section of the book presents in-depth study of cosmology as outlined in ancient Indian Philosophy, researching from the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads. Since God cannot be considered in physics due to lack of experimental evidence, this section is provided as a separate part!

The first book of its kind, it brings the diverse fields of Science and Philosophy into face-to-face contact. It is a thrilling journey for all types of readers interested in science or Vedanta.







Deep Within


English translation of Ullil Ullath

Modern Science Fiction novel based on Eastern Philosophy.
A young couple on their scientific research is about to make a huge breakthrough - a revolutionary technology that could benefit humankind as never before and herald a new world.
But every gift from science can be misused..
A global criminal gang is after them, trying to hold them at ransom, ready to do anything to grab that technology for the final war of dominance over the world.
But the couple fight back with their mind and heart and power derived through an ancient philosophy.
The mind is the ultimate weapon....






Maybe Another Day

English translation of Spandamapinikale Nandi

The novel presents the scenario of an attempt at revolution by scientists to correct the injustices in society and in the field of science itself. A scientific investigation into the philosophy of violent social correction.

Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award 1989 (Award of the National Akademi of letters)

The novel is also translated to Tamil by the name Nile Adirvumaanikale Nanri

The English translation, Maybe Another Day, and the Tamil translation, Nile Adirvumaanikale nanri are published by Kendra Sahitya Akademi and are available in Delhi at "Swathi", Mandir Marg, New Delhi 110001. In Calcutta at Jeevan Tara Building, 4th floor, 23 A/4X, Diamond Harbour Road, Calcutta - 700053. In Mumbai at 172, Mumbai Marathi Grantha Sangrahalaya Marg, Dadar, Mumbai - 400014. In Bangalore at A.D.A Rangamandira, 109 J.C. Road, Bangalore - 560002.









Agni was written in Malayalam in 1963 and published the same year. After twenty-five impressions and serving as text-book for several University courses, it continues to be widely read and discussed. The Author trans-created the novelette in English.

Agni in Sanskrit means fire. It tells the story of a remote village of special nativity in simple style and compassionate humour. The book analyzes various dimensions of the love / violence equation.

The novelette was filmed in 1973. Now a part of the Indian Panorama of Feature Films, Agni has been screened at major international film festivals including Mannheim, Istanbul, Moscow and Locarno.

The original Malayalam novel is now part of the collection titled "Mrityor ma".









Patches of Shade

English translation of Nizhalppadukal, C. Radhakrishnan's first novel

(Published by Kerala Sahitya Akademi, Trichur - 680020, Kerala state, India.)

Nizhalppadukal has also been translated to French as

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English translation of Poojyam

(Published by Arnold-Heinemann Publishers (India) Private Limited, AB/9 Safdarjang enclave, New Delhi - 110016. First published 1974)





Hindi Translations




Agnisagar Se Amrut

Hindi translation of Theekkadal Kadanhu Thirumadhuram

Translated by S. Thankamani Amma and K. G. Balakrishna Pillai

Bharatiya Jnanpith, 18, Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi - 110005









Hindi translation of Ottayadippathakal

National Book Trust, A-5 Green Park, New

 Delhi - 110016, India




Malayalam Collections




Asatho ma (Collection of seven novels)

-Athirukal kadakkunnavar, Swapnaparampara, Ulpirivukal, Kurekkoodi madangivarathavar, Idukkuthozhuthu, Kaivazhikal, Pin nilavu (Cinema)






Thamaso ma (Collection of novelettes and seven novels)

-Oodum paavum - three novelettes

-Randu divasathe vicharana, Kankaaligal, Nilaavu, Thevidissi (Priya) *Cinema, Ival avalil oruval, Sruthi, Amavasikal






Mrityor ma (Collection of six novels thematically connected with death)

-Agni *Cinema, Yudham, Poojyam, Ottayadippathakal *Cinema, Brihadaaranyakam, Maranashiksha







Collection of five novelettes

-Aazhangalil amritham, Cassioppiyakkaran noyel castelino, Oru vilippadakale, Control panel, Driksakshi.







Collection of three satirical novels -Kalippaattangal, Veshangal, Kalikalavasthakal








Collection of six novelettes dealing with women and their problems

 - Kannimangakal, Sahadharmini, Thayveru, Tharanisa, Asha, Eka

First published as collection in July 2005







Saga Of Motherhood

Collection of four novels thematically connected in different ways with motherhood

-Chuzhali, Kanalthullikal, Mrinalam, Verukal padarunna vazhikal

first published July 1967







In Consideration Of

Selected prose writings on science, literature, art, culture and cinema

C. P. Menon Award







Collection of four plays and two poems

Plays: Dweepu, Ithikkannikal, Mathilukal, Nayattu

Poems: Ottayan alarunnu (collection of short poems), Sudarsanam






Stories by C. Radhakrishnan

Published by D.C. Books






Onnilum Tholkkathirikkan

Essays of C. Radhakrishnan

Published by Mathrubhumi Books







Collection of stories

Published by Lipi Publications






C. Radhakrishnante Lekhanangal

Essays of C. Radhakrishnan

Published by Mathrubhumi Books