Moustache by S. Hareesh


Moustache, originally written in Malayalam as Meesha, by S. Hareesh and translated by Jayasree Kalathil into English is an extremely well-written, multifaceted novel which redefines the concept of myths and superheroes. It is fiction fabricated in the lines of folklore and fable, developed through oral tradition; a story within a story – where a myth […]

Kintsugi by Anukrti Upadhyay

kintsugi book review

Not all vessels are meant to hold water, some are for allowing water to seep away. Haruko trailed a finger over the photograph, “Broken things are precious too.” What is Kintsugi? Kintsugi is the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with gold and rightly the name was chosen for this book which talks about the […]

The Small-Town Sea by Anees Salim

small town sea book review

“You should walk either ahead of me or behind me”, he said. “Why” “You should learn to walk alone”  Unlikely advice for a father to give to a thirteen-year-old son…. but it captures the background against which The Small-Town Sea written by Anees Salim, and published by Penguin Random House India is set. The Small-Town […]

Premalekhanam by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer

Premalekhanam Basheer Book Review

Premalekhanam which means ‘love letter’, is a Malayalam novel written by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, fondly known as Beypore Sultan. The book is a short read which is essentially an endearing love story, but it has its poignant moments too.  Plot Points Kesavan Nair has fallen head over heels for Saramma, his house owner’s daughter; Saramma […]

Read award-winning Malayalam novels in English

list of malayalam novels translated into english

Want to read Malayalam novels but don’t speak the language? In a country like India with such diverse cultures and languages, translation of regional literature helps its popularity beyond regional barriers. It introduces us to cultures and stories from the nooks and corners of our own country. This helps bring about an openness to accept […]