My Publications and Writings

Since my school days both the spoken and written word fascinated me.  I took interest in all three languages learnt in school, namely Malayalam, English, and Hindi.  Writing and speaking (as also singing) were and still are a source of satisfaction for me.  My articles have appeared both in scientific journals (e.g. Physiotherapy, Health Gerontology, Rehabilitation) and contemporary publications (souvenirs, Apna Des, Kudumba Deepam etc.).  Philip Analil’s book: “Nyngal Kanta America” carried a section I wrote in Malayalam:  “Ente American Anubhavangal”.

“KNANAYA CATHOLICS: History Heritage & Heroes”

This book, published in December 2010, was a special limited edition.  It chronicles the history of the Knanaya community in India and highlights the immigrant experience through the personal stories of many of its members.  Those who have an interest in our history and traditions may find this to be an invaluable resource.  Owing to a growing demand for this book from all over the world, especially from the youth living outside of Kerala, a reprint has been brought out. This book is on sale at Jyothi Book House in Kottayam, Kerala, India.

“This book is timely because it not only documents the glorious past of our community, but also expresses the dreams and aspirations of its future….To my knowledge, there is none in English which is as comprehensive as KNANAYA CATHOLICS: History, Heritage & Heroes. For this very reason, I feel that this book is immensely important to every Knanaya family especially for those living outside Kerala.
(Mar Kuriakose Kunnacherry, METROPOLITAN EMERITUS OF KOTTAYAM)    

624 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″, soft-cover US $30 + $6 for U.S. shipping & handling. For shipping outside the U.S., please contact by email for costs: 

Please send your check to: Alex Mapleton10552 Beech Creek St Las Vegas, NV 89141 alexjmapleton@gmail.com

AAROGYAVUM ANANDAVUM (Health and Happiness)
APNADES, a fortnightly publication from Kottayam, Kerala, India is publishing a series of my articles on various health related issues since September 2019. Its emphasis is on preventive measures to maintain health and avert illnesses.


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