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Francis Itty Cora (the most accepted English rendering of the Malayalam title ഫ്രാൻസിസ് ഇട്ടിക്കോര) is a bestselling mystery novel in Malayalam by. – Buy FRANCIS ITTY CORA book online at best prices in india on Read FRANCIS ITTY CORA book reviews & author details and more at. Mathrubhumi Review of FRANCIS ITTY CORA – Free download as PDF File .pdf) , Text File .txt) or read online for free.

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Francis Itty cora a 15th century Trader from Kunnamkulam, in Kerala, and his expeditions and farncis are the main theme. The descendants of Cora, caled as the “18 family sect” is believed to be active even now, living in a secret life, controlling large number of business and and power.

Three ladies, running a ‘massage centre’ called “The School” in Cochin attracting rich foreign clients offering ‘all they need’ receives a mail one day from Francis Itty Cora, wanting to rediscover his manhood, which he claims franciis have lost after raping an Iraqi girl while serving the US Army.

Cora, claiming to be a descendant of the iconic Francis Itty Cora of the 15th century his mother tells him before she was killed. He realise that the chain is too long and the family is spread all over the world.


Francis Itty Cora also known as a brilliant mathematician the banned on the Hypetian school of Mathematicsand often cited as the founder of ‘Kerala Ifty of Mathematics”.

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The novel then set to explore the various sects and the life of Francis Itty Cora, through the journals, old manuscripts, the abandoned research papers of historiansmathematicians and through the words of some of the old living people in an around Kunnamkulam and blog entries of a mathematics researcher.

As the team of ladies and their friends the writer included goes through the life of the legend, there are forces working against their intention and trying to scuttle their efforts. They are attacked, they were threatened and was prevented access to many details.

However, the urge to understand the person and the sect is so strong now, the team decided to do their clandestine mission.

The book is a framcis of a lot of research and hardwork and that is reflected. Ramakrishnan does a god job in mixing the myth, history, trade and mathematics to a good effect.

The novel is a fast read and he is able to capture the attention of the reader till the very end. Few technical errors notwithstandingthe style and content is good ktty easy to read.


However, the narration vary from being brilliant at the chapters on mathematics and history to being mediocre and pedestrian at many other places. Some itry the pages around the school and its activities are of very poor writing.

ഫ്രാന്‍സിസ് ഇട്ടിക്കോര | Francis Itty Cora by T.D. Ramakrishnan (3 star ratings)

The book had received huge iitty while it was published in the periodical and post releasing as a book. May be this is the first attempt in Malayalam to break free from the traditional format of the fiction writing. On that part, it is a welcome change and is commendable.

However, it is still not “original” and one get reminded of Davinci Code, while he trying to be an Umberto Eco. Posted by Jayan Parameswaran at 1: MalayalamT D Ramakrishnan.

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