malayalam literature >> Sabdatharavali
first and the most authentic Malayalam dictionary till date written by
Sreekanteswaram G. Padmanabha Pillai. (Malayalam is the mother tongue of the
people of the state of kerala in India)
Sreekanteswaram (1864-1946) dedicated his life to Malayalam lexicography
He began to work on the lexicon aged 32 years and self-published
the first edition comprising 500 copies with a cover price of Rs.
22 at the age of 58.
Besides being a dictionary, Sabdatharavali offers references
to classical texts, archaic expressions and dialectical variations
It is a voluminous text spanning 2,056 pages in one part
Is sells around 5000 copies annually according to the