Dr.Prasannarajan reviews the Malayalam literature of the last few decades in ‘ASWADANATHINTE UNMADAM’. He writes about literary criticism, poem, novel and short stories. He dedicates an entire section to K.P. Appan. Dr.Prasannarajan tries to portray K.P. Appan as a teacher, friend, and a human being rather than a writer. These articles reveal the personality of K.P. Appan. Modern trends in criticism are discussed in detail. A micro analysis is done on the works of M.N. Paloor, Thakazhi, Sethu, and Kadammanitta. This book includes 25 articles and 2 interviews. Highly useful for literature students and teachers.