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Eyes On Their Fingertips: Some Aspects of the Arts, Science, Technology and Culture of the Fisherfolk of Trivandrum, India
  • :Robert Panipilla - Translated by Sindhu V. Nair
  • :2015
  • :110
  • :978-93-80802-37-4


Eyes On Their Fingertips

Some Aspects of the Arts, Science, Technology and Culture
of the Fisherfolk of Thiruvananthapuram, India

Robert Panipilla’s Eyes on Their Finger Tips deals with the traditional marine wisdom of a set of people and the rarest of rare experiences they have had at sea. Through these numerous chapters he takes us into the seas of the fishers. It is a voyage which we cannot make in reality. But through the heroic deeds of his father, the riddles of oldman Sebesti, the shark story of brother Kamalappan, and the rituals of his mother, we get a fascinating peep into the wisdom of the watery world of the small-scale fishers of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Sindhu V. Nair’s translation of Kanneerum Kinavum (My Tears, My Dreams), the classic autobiography of social activist-writer, V.T. Bhattathiripad, in Malayalam was published by Oxford University Press in 2013. Her translations from Malayalam to English have appeared in reputed journals. She lives in New Delhi.


ICSF is an international NGO working on issues that concern fishworkers the world over. It is in status with the Economic and Social Council of the UN and is on ILOs Special List of Non-governmental International Organizations. It also has Liaison Status with FAO. As a global network of community organizers, teachers, technicians, researchers and scientists, ICSF’s activities encompass monitoring and research, exchange and training, campaigns and action, as well as communications.