A Short History of Nearly Everything written by Bill Bryson in Malayalam translated by V T Santhosh Kumar. Prapancha Mahakatha is a popular science book that explains some areas of science, using a style of language which aims at the general public. It was one of the bestselling popular science books of 2005 in the UK, selling over 300,000 copies.
Bryson describes graphically and in layperson's terms the size of the universe, and that of atoms and subatomic particles. He then explores the history of geology and biology, and traces life from its first appearance to today's modern humans, placing emphasis on the development of the modern Homo sapiens. Furthermore, he discusses the possibility of the Earth's being struck by a meteor, and reflects on human capabilities of spotting a meteor before it impacts the Earth, and the extensive damage that such an event would cause. A large part of the book is devoted to humorous stories about the scientists behind the research and discoveries and their sometimes eccentric behaviours