P Chithran Namboothiripad born in an aristocratic Namboodiri illam, Pakaravur Mana, Mookkuthala, Malappuram, on January 20, 1920, Namboodiripad was attracted to Communism while doing his Intermediate course from the St Thomas College, Thrissur. Prominent Communist thinker and leader K Damoradan baptised him to Communism. He is a scholar and his knowledge on our epics and the Puranas, along with the other sanskrit writings are evident in his writing. PC Namboothiripad also has a clear and crisp style of writing. There are enough quotes from the ancient texts, the local myths of the temples, the stories pertaining to the places and people enriching the “wanna be” traveller with information.