On this post I’m going to tell about top 5 Malayalam books that you should read in your life. All of these Malayalam books that I think you should read before you die. If you are going to pick up only 5 books these are the 5 books that I think you should pick up. These 5 Malayalam books that you really can benefit from them in some way.
Top 5 Malayalam Books
These Top 5 Malayalam Books help to grow as person which is one of the awesome things about being a reader. It’s really a learning experience and you can live a thousand lives just through the pages of books.
1. Aadu Jeevitham
Number one on this list absolute favorite book of all time. That is the “Aatujeevitham” by Benyamin. Aadujeevitham absolutely an awesome book. Aadujeevitham such a magical true story and you learn so much from it. Who is in the terrible situation in Arabian Peninsula. This book is honestly giving absolutely a magical experience. Even if you don’t end up liking it and I truly believe that there’s no one who has read this book who can say that it didn’t have some sort of impact on them. You matter to a few people who you knew in your life.
Awards and honours
1. 2009 Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award
2. 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize – Goat Days
3. 2013 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature – Goat Days
Next is Aarachar written by K R Meera and published by DC Books. You love this book for multiple reasons. It’s fabulously written and it’s not everyone’s taste. But it is so good. This book is basically about an Indian woman who was living in Bengal. This story also discussing about Indian culture, caste and religion. Aarachaar received the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 2013.
Awards and honours
1. 2013 Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award
2. 2013 Odakkuzhal Award
3. 2014 Vayalar Award
4. 2015 Sahitya Akademi Award
5. 2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature
6. 2018 Muttathu Varkey Award
3. Khasakkinte Itihasam
The novel, Khasakkinte Itihasam written by the legend O. V. Vijayan. Khasakkinte Itihasam is one of the best selling novels in South Asia. Also he received Odakkuzhal Award for Khasakkinte Itihasam in 1970. This novel has been translated to many foreign languages like French, German and English. This book is about a man Ravi and he moves to Khasak near Palakkad. Khasakkinte Itihasam, an extraordinary Malayalam book you must read it once.
4. Mayyazhippuzhayude Theerangalil
One of the best Malayalam novel written by M. Mukundan. This novel express the social and political culture of Mayyazhi, Mahi. The novel Mayyazhippuzhayude Theerangalil was translated to French and English, the two variant got Honours.
5. Chidambara Smarana
Chidambarasmarana, a memoir written by Poet, Cine Actor, Lyricist, Screenplay writer Balachandran Chullikkad. This is one of the best memoir from Malayalam. This memoir that actually worth your time. A lot of people don’t really like reading autobiographies or memoirs. Some people don’t even like reading straight-up biographies in general. One exception to this and that will be the book mentioned here, it is Chidambara Smarana by Balachandran Chullikkad.
That’s it! here just recommended they’re all well-written and full of interesting stories. These five Malayalam books are great. So do not hesitate to pick up these books.