Kottayan Katankot Venugopal, or K.K.Venugopal as he is better known, is an eminent Senior Advocate practicing in the Supreme Court of India. His work in the legal field is widely recognized, both in India and overseas. What is less known is his passion for antiquities, particularly antiquarian books. Blessed with wanderlust, as well as an eye for the historic and the exotic, he has acquired a large number of old and rare books, periodicals and other publications, including books from as far back in time as the early 17th century. The collection is a veritable treasure trove, with publications covering a wide range of topics, from religion, mythology and the Vedas, to Indian art and sculpture, historical battles, the British Empire in India and tales of travels across the world. The literature reveals fascinating and eye-opening facts and information, embellished with striking and eye-catching drawings and illustrations.
This website is the result of his desire to disseminate this wealth of information, for the benefit of those who share his interest in the mysteries and minutiae of the bygone eras. It is also an invitation to those who are, as yet, uninitiated, to explore the beauty, splendour and the stark realities of times past. Please feel free to browse the site.
Please note that these books are not protected by copyright in India, either because their copyright has expired or because the books are not covered under the Indian copyright laws. Anyone located in India may read and download them. Readers not located in India must check the laws of their territory before downloading any of the content on this website. Please also note that the books have been uploaded to this site for personal or research use only, and not for commercial use or exploitation. The owner of the website shall not be liable in any manner by reason of the use of this website by any person or institution.