• Gilgameshinte Ithihasam

The Epic of Gilgamesh translated into Malayalam by A Rajagopal Kammath. 'Gilgameshinte Ithihasam', an epic poem from Mesopotamia, is amongst the earliest surviving works of literature.

The first half of the story relates a friendship between Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, and Enkidu. Enkidu is a wild man created by the gods as Gilgamesh's peer to distract him from oppressing the people of Uruk. Together, they journey to the Cedar Mountain to defeat Humbaba, its monstrous guardian. Later they kill the Bull of Heaven, which the goddess Ishtar sends to punish Gilgamesh for spurning her advances. As a punishment for these actions, the gods sentence Enkidu to death.

In the second half of the epic, Gilgamesh's distress at Enkidu's death causes him to undertake a long and perilous journey to discover the secret of eternal life.

Malayalam Title: ഗിൽഗാമെഷിന്റെ ഇതിഹാസം
Pages: 96
Size: Demy 1/8
Binding: Paperback
Edition: 2012 March

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Gilgameshinte Ithihasam

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