Information on the source of Ezhuttacchan's Mahabharatam Kilippattu

In Pauloma Parva, Ezhuttachan indicates the number of chapters and padyams in Vyasa's Mahabharata that was his source and finally says that the work consists of 1,00,000 padyams in 2000 chapters (which obviously is an approximation). He also gives the break up of chapters and padyams starting from Sambhva Parva to Swargarohana Parva. Following is a table of these along with the number of pages and the total no of lines in each Parva in Kilippattu. These will indicate the extent of condensation.

A. Purushothaman

SOURCE: Srimahabharatam Kilippattu by Ezhuttachan
National book Stall, Kottayam

Sl. No  Title of Parva    Chapters*   Padyams*    Pages           Total Lines

         Paulomam         Not given               Page 51 to 82    1122

         Asthikam         Not given               Page 83 to 127   1620

1        Sambhava           228          8984     Page 128 to 332  7380

2        Sabha               72          4511     Page 333 to 369  1332

3        Aranya             269         10664     Page 370 to 398  1015

4        Virata              67          3500     Page 399 to 416   648

5        Udyoga             126          7000     Page 417 to 456  1414

6        Bhishma            118          7884     Page 457 to 480   849

7        Drona              170         10950     Page 481 to 542  2207

8        Karna               69          4900     Page 543 to 581  1385

9        Salya               59          3220     Page 582 to 607   910

10       Sauptika            18           870     Page 608 to 615   288

         Aishika                                  Page 616 to 620   180

11       Stree               27           775     Page 621 to 636   576

12       Santhi             339         14525     Page 637 to 661   874

13       Anusasanikam       286         12000     Page 662 to 664   108

14       Aswamedhikam       113          4420     Page 665 to 681   582

15       Asramavasam         40          1906     Page 682 to 685   118

16       Mausalam             8           300     Page 686 to 706   756

17       Mahaprasthanam       3           120     Page 707 to 711   162

18       Swargarohanam        5           200     Page 712 to 716   180

Total 
          18 Parvas        2017         96729                     23706