- 06 May 2016
Malayalam Fiction is abundant with the world’s best books and writers. Here are 10 malayalam books that you should read in your 20s. If you are a mallu, these are definitely must-read books. Let’s have a look!
1. KHASAKKINTE ITHIHASAM - O.V.VIJAYAN
The Legends of Khasak is the spiritual journey of Ravi. Appukili, Maimuna, Allapicha Mollakka, Kuppuvachan, Madhavan Nair and Kunjamina. Each of them stand out in character and they are going to excite you. If you are a Marques fan you gonna realize that Khasak is the Macondo of Kerala!
2. MATHILUKAL - VAIKOM MUHAMMAD BASHEER
The imprisoned protagonist Bashir, falls in love with inmate Narayani. It is adapted as a popular movie also. Vaikom Muhammad Bhaseer depicts the romance of the unseen characters with a touch of fantasy. If you watched the Mamukka starrer Mathilukal film, it is a must read then!
3. MAYYAZHIPPUZHAYUDE THEERANGALIL - M. MUKUNDAN
It is the story of Mayyazhi presented in a mystical way. It is known as Mukundan’s magnum opus, and it describes the political and social background of Mahe.
4. ORU DESATHINTE KATHA - S.K.POTTEKKATT
History lover? You are gonna love this! S K Pottekkatt rows you through the village of Athiranipadam, drawing the history the place in subtle strokes.
5. AYALKKAR - P.KESAVADEV
Ayalkkar is the story of three families and how time changed them with the political scenario of Kerala. The story line depicts the characters moulding new identity beyond their caste and class.
6. KAYAR – THAKAZHI SIVASANKARA PILLAI
Kayar is a Malyalam Epic Novel. It covers more than two centuries of Kerala life. It portrays the transformation of man’s relationship with land and with other men. Are you a person who is eager to know about the past of kerala? Kayar will be the best option.
7. RANDAMOOZHAM – M.T.VASUDEVAN NAIR
It is known as the master piece of M.T. Vasudevan Nair, well known film director and writer. The novel is depicted as the retelling of epic Mahabharatha through the eyes of Bhima. Love to read epics? Then it is a must read.
8. ENTE KATHA – MADHAVIKUTTY
It is the widely acclaimed autobiography of Kamala Surayya (Madhavikutty). The story pass through the life of Aami (Madhavikutty) from childhood to married life.
9. ORU SANKEERTHANAM POLE – PERUMBADAVAM SREEDHARAN
Are you a Fan of Dostoevsky? Then this book must be in your ‘to-read list’. The story revolves around the meeting of Dostoevsky with Anna, his new stenographer.
10. FRANCIS ITTY CORA – T.D.RAMAKRISHNAN
Love to read mystery novels? Then try reading Francis Itty Cora! I bet you will be thrilled. It is the fictitious mixture of many global historical facts and you will complete it in one stretch. If you love the background and narration of The Da Vinci Code, you will love this!
Compiled by: Amala