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Dubai Puzha

Dubai Puzha

Author: Krishnadas


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A memory lane of Emirates life, upholding the history and culture Dubai Puzha reflects the struggles of migrants to accommodate themselves in an alien soil. Krishnadas focuses on the Malayali diaspora, who where the boat people or the refugees of the seventies and the theme has now a universal relevance. Walking down the memory lane spanning three decades of stay, author presents a collage of real, ordinary people who find themselves in not so ordinary circumstances in the Gulf countries. Events such as the dissolution of Trucial States, communist upheaval in Yemen, the formation of UAE, the Iran-Iraq war, the urbanization of UAE, Iraq’s high-handedness on Kuwait, the dissolution of Soviet Union and the Palestine conflict become not geopolitical markers of time but changemakers which influence the social fabric of migrants. Nostalgia for homeland runs as a strong undercurrent throughout the narration. Extracts from the pre-Islamic and post modern Arabic poems open a window to peep into the Arabian culture- a way of life as it was and as it is, add to the literary beauty of this book.

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പത്രപ്രവർത്തകൻ , എഴുത്തുകാരൻ, പ്രസാധകൻ. 1951 ൽ തൃശൂർ ജില്ലയിലെ ഏങ്ങണ്ടിയൂരിൽ ജനനം . യു എ ഇ ലെ ആദ്യകാല ദിനപ്പത്രമായ റോയിറ്റേഴ്‌സ്‌ ബുള്ളറ്റിനിൽ പ്രവർത്തിച്ചു . പിന്നീട്‌ അബുദാബിയിലെ ഹോങ്കോംഗ് ബാങ്കിൽ ദീർഘകാലം ഉദ്യോഗസ്ഥനായിരുന്നു. ദേശാഭിമാനി പത്രത്തിന്റെ മിഡിൽ ഈസ്റ്റ് കോളമെഴുത്തുകാരനായും ഗൾഫ് സംഘർഷ കാലത്ത് ലേഖകനായും പ്രവർത്തിച്ചു . അബുദാബി ശക്തിയുടെ പ്രമുഖ സംഘാടകനും സംഘടനയുടെ അദ്യക്ഷനമായിരുന്നു. Journalist, Writer and Publisher Born at Engandiyoor, Trichur, Kerala. Left to UAE in the early seventies. Was a staff of Reuters Bulletin, the first English newspaper in UAE, based in Sharjah. Later joined in the Hongkong Bank worked until 1998 and returned to India. In UAE he was social worker of Indian Community and mainly participated in literary and social activities. Served as a Journalist, wrote columns regularly for newspapers and magazines about Middle east. During the Gulf war he worked as a reporter to Desabhmani. In addition to Dubaipuzha, memoirs he wrote a novel Katalirampangal (Rumbling seas). His other works are Marubhoomiyile jalakangal (The windows of the desert) and Iruttil Urangathirikkunnu. (Be awaken in the darkness). Now active in publishing.