## Introduction

We use memoir.cls as the main document class for all our books and articles that we typeset. Hence, all the main formatting is done by memoir. The class is available in all standard TeX distributions and can be downloaded from Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN) from this link. It is well documented and therefore, readers are advised to go through the documentation before making use of this package.

This LaTeX package which is called ithal.sty is a subsidiary package that will work in conjunction with memoir.cls extending its functionality to suit typesetting requirements of Malayalam books.

### Package loading and options

The package shall be loaded with the command anywhere before \begin{document}

  \usepackage[<options>]{ithal}