What are the best Malayalam books you should read?

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    #1Kathopanishad/A dialogue with death

    Kathopanishad/A dialogue with death

    Kathopanishad is a book by Swami Chinmayanada that tells the story of a young boy who wants to experience death for his questions to be answered. This book offers a step-by-step guide to achieving spiritual peace.  

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    Paula Esparza
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Kathopanishad is one of the best Malayalam books I have read! It is a very compelling story that is easy to follow along with!"
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    #2Pandavapuram

    Pandavapuram

    Pandavapuram is a book by Sethu that tells the story of the realm of life. It represents how women are treated as sexual objects. There will be a search for escape and solace as the protagonist tries to find her worth.

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    Ma Han
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I read about half of Pandavapuram and I was just left entirely cold. The theme wasn't especially interesting, the delivery was tone deaf, and the overall structure was just inexpert."
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    #3Higuitta

    Higuitta

    Higvitta is a book by N.S Madhavan is a compilation of poems that will inspire anybody who is struggling physically, mentally or spiritually. It inspired alot of readers and it offers spiritual peace. 

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    Amalia Barragán
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "Seven of the untold stories from Hagi Varaara. Stories of little ones in Malayalee and their endurances. Written in Malayalam so you'll need to speak and read that language. "
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    #4Kuttiedathi and Other Stories (English and Malayalam Edition)

    Kuttiedathi and Other Stories (English and Malayalam Edition)

    Kuttiedathi and Other Stories is a book by M.T Vasudevan Nair that tells the story of the middle class' people sufferings in the northers Kerala. It is translated into English so that other people can also understand.

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    Crystal Wood
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "This is a collection of stories of M.T. Vasudevan Nair, available now in an English translation. Ordinary middle class lives and sufferings of northern Kerala have seldom been so engagingly told as in Nair's fiction."
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    #5Marubhoomikal Undaakunnathu

    Marubhoomikal Undaakunnathu

    Marubhoomikal Undaakunnathu is a book by Anand that tells the story of a labor officer who works in the desert. He works hard for a living even if life in the desert is hard. 

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    Benjamin Rose
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "The labor officer ideas are quite exquisite. The objective is very challenging. Makes me want to read Malayalam books more often for sure."
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    #6Padmarajan (Malayalam Edition)

    Padmarajan (Malayalam Edition)

    Padmarajan is a book by Padmarajan that tells the story of a father. His struggles, his love for his daughter and the other things that bother him. 

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    Ethan Shaw
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "A fantastic book that gives me insight into a culutre I didn't know much about before."
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    #7Kaalam

    Kaalam

    Kaalam is a book by M.T.Vasudevan Nair that tells the story of contractual marriages in Kerala. This book exposes the problems within the setup and how it affects the lives of children who are forced to do this. 

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    Eric Black
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "Malayalam language book, and recommended for somebody who is looking to read a by an Indian author. Translated to English but typing errors make the reading a slow go."
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    #8Verukal

    Verukal

    Verukal is a book by  Malayattoor Ramakrishnan. The story was inspired by the experiences of the author. It tells the story of a man who came back to his town after several years and plans on selling his townhouse but changed his mind. 

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    Rose Reid
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "If you're looking for a true story, based on an author's first account details, this is the book for you. Verukal is the story of a man who comes back to his town and plans to sell his home and leave, but life has other ideas. The book is a great price and the story is worthwhile, so it's definitely worth a read!"
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    #9Yakshi

    Yakshi

    Yakshi is about a professor who had an accident and got his body disfigured. He then met a woman who loved and accepted him despite his situation, but seems like the love of his life has some secrets. 

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    William Ortiz
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "From my research this is a book of children's stories. It's hard to say for sure because it is written in the Malayalam language. "

Summary

Best What are the best Malayalam books you should read
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Kathopanishad/A dialogue with deathBooks 23 Paid
2PandavapuramBooks 22 Paid
3HiguittaBooks 20 Paid
4Kuttiedathi and Other Stories (English and Malayalam Edition)Books 18 Paid
5Marubhoomikal UndaakunnathuBooks 13 Paid
6Padmarajan (Malayalam Edition)Books 12 Paid
7KaalamBooks 7 Paid
8VerukalBooks 4 Paid
9YakshiBooks 3 Paid
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