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India sees a diversity of religions, cultures, cuisines and so much more – and all of this is reflected in our literature. We have a treasury of writers from the South Indian diaspora whose stories encompass the essence of life in India like nothing else can. Here are 5 novels by South Indian writers Benyamin and Perumal Murugan that will enthrall you!

jasmine days

  • Jasmine Days by Benyamin

Sameera moves to an unnamed Middle Eastern city to live with her father and her relatives, when a revolution blooms. Set against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, this is the story of a young woman, whose happy world falls apart when the promise of revolution turns into destruction and division. Read Jasmine Days for free on 29th October on the Juggernaut app!

  • Addis Ababa by Benyamin

In his hunt for premium alcohol under the military quota, Thomas Chandy Neduveliparampil runs into an American naval officer and his mysterious African girlfriend

  • The Blouse by Perumal Murugan

A son feels awkward because his mother doesn’t wear a blouse. But this is how his mother always dressed. What changed suddenly? As he tries to find a solution before a visit from his prospective in-laws, a simple problem spirals out of control.

the well

. The Well by Perumal Murugan

Three children coax a visitor to their home to swim in the well with them. But when the young man tires of their play and tries to leave, things take a turn for the worse

. An Unexpected Visitor by Perumal Murugan

When a six-year-old boy from the city is sent to spend his holiday with his great-grandmother in the village, she is surprised by how much she enjoys his company.

kumari devi

  • Kumari Devi by Benyamin

The maid Chanku found for Gopiettan and Geetha aunty turned out to be an ex-goddess. This could only mean trouble

. The Goat Thief by Perumal Murugan

Perumal Murugan is one of the best Indian writers today. THE GOAT THIEF is a selection of his ten best stories focused on men and women who live in the margins of our society. Read The Goat Thief for free on the Juggernaut app on 27th October 2021. 

  • Al Arabian Novel Factory by Benyamin

When Pratap leaves the stability of family life in Toronto for the unknown of a Middle Eastern city, his official purpose is a research project. His true motive is to find Jasmine, the lost love of his youth. In the City, he discovers the manuscript of a secret novel called A Spring Without Fragrance that tells the story of the Arab Spring and its failure. But the book is a dangerous one, and anyone who reads it disappears.

 

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