Travel memoir by T. Padmanabhan. Thinakkal Padmanabhan, popularly known as T.
Padmanabhan (born 1931 in Kannur, Kerala) is a short story writer in Malayalam. After education, he embarked on a career as an FACT employee from which he retired as the Deputy General Manager in 1989. He has written more than 170 stories. Prakasam Parathunna Oru Penkutty (The Girl Who Spreads Radiance, 1955), Oru Kathakrithu Kurishil (A Story Writer being Crucified, 1956), Makhan Singhinte Maranam (The Death of Makhan Singh, 1958), Kala Bhairavan and Gouri (1993) are some of his major works. His stories have been translated in almost every Indian languages and foreign languages such as Russian, French and English. He received the Vayalar Award in 2001 for his story Puzha Kadannu Marangalude Edayileku. He has also received Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Vallathol Award and Lalithambika Andharjanam Award.