Kāttirunna kaṇṇukaḷ. Tiruvalla, Christian Literature Society, Malayalam Branch . From the University of Chicago Library.
കാത്തിരുന്ന കണ്ണുകൾ Kathirunna Kannukal by എൻ. കെ. കുരുവിള N. K. Kuruvilla
Google translates this title as “Waiting for the eyes”?
How great is this lettering? Very narrow, and almost italic in a way, due to that interesting motion happening at the top and bottom of each stroke… mesmerizing! I very much like the subtle indentation for the രു combo.
Also worth mentioning: as with most of these older Malayalam book covers, the pre-script reform constructions are used, which is why the typed transliteration looks different from the cover lettering.