One of the best books in malayalam by K R Meera. One among the must reads. The story is about a bengali family of executioners. The protagonist of the novel, Chetna, is a strong a woman who struggles to inherit this profession.

The novel received the 2013 Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award. It was also awarded the prestigious Odakkuzhal Award in 2013 and Vayalar Award in 2014.