Jasmine Days, Milkman, Gandhi and more: Books that made an impact in 2018https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/books/jasmine-days-milkman-books-2018-yearender-2018-5510356/

Jasmine Days, Milkman, Gandhi and more: Books that made an impact in 2018

Many books this year were applauded for their contribution. Some received awards and others succeeded in initiating conversations. Here's a list of books that made an impact.

man booker, book prizes, jsc prize, books 2018, important books of 2018, milkman, flights, jasmine days, gandhi, indian express. indian express news
Here are some of the books that won awards and hearts this year. (Source: Amazon.in)

Much like every year, a host of stories were told by different voices in 2018. Many were applauded for their work, a few were bestowed with literary awards, while others succeeded in initiating conversations regarding pressing matters.

As the year comes to an end, let’s take a look at the books that won hearts this year.

Flight by Olga Tokarczuk

man booker, book prizes, jsc prize, books 2018, important books of 2018, milkman, flights, jasmine days, gandhi, indian express. indian express news
Tokarczuk’s novel won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize this year. (Source: Amazon.in)

Tokarczuk’s novel won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize this year. Translated in English by Jennifer Croft, the narrative combines stories as diverse as a modern-day travel with the story of a 17th century anatomist who dissected his own amputated leg and the journey of Frederic Chopin’s heart from Paris to Warsaw after his death.

Jasmine Days by Benyamin

man booker, book prizes, jsc prize, books 2018, important books of 2018, milkman, flights, jasmine days, gandhi, indian express. indian express news
Translated from Malayalam to English by Shahnaz Habib, the book has received critical acclaim. (Source: Amazon.in)

Benyamin, author of the celebrated Goat Days, won the JCB Prize for Literature, this year. The narrative traces the journey of a young girl as a promise of a revolution goes sour. Translated from Malayalam to English by Shahnaz Habib, the book has received critical acclaim.

Advertising

Gandhi: The Years That Changed The World, 1914-1948  by Ramchandra Guha

man booker, book prizes, jsc prize, books 2018, important books of 2018, milkman, flights, jasmine days, gandhi, indian express. indian express news
Writer and historian Ramachandra Guha in his book captures the life and work of the leader (Source: Amazon.in)

Writer and historian Ramachandra Guha in his book Gandhi: The Years That Changed The World, 1914-1948 captures the life and work of the leader. From Gandhi’s arrival in Bombay in 1915 to his abolishment of the practice of untouchability, the book touches upon important aspects of his life.

Ants Among Elephants by Sujatha Gidla

man booker, book prizes, jsc prize, books 2018, important books of 2018, milkman, flights, jasmine days, gandhi, indian express. indian express news
Sujatha Gidla’s Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family won the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize, 2018. (Source: Amazon.in)

Sujatha Gidla’s Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family won the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize, 2018 on October 19, this year. Gidla narrates the tale of growing up as a Dalit woman in India and does that in a completely undramatised way.

man booker, book prizes, jsc prize, books 2018, important books of 2018, milkman, flights, jasmine days, gandhi, indian express. indian express news
Written by Northern Ireland author Anna Burns, Milkman won the Man Booker Prize. (Source: Amazon.in)

Set against the political troubles of Northern Ireland, the book traces the coming of age story of a young woman’s affair with a married man.