Jasmine Days

Jasmine Days

WINNER of the JCB PRIZE FOR LITERATURE 2018

Sameera Parvin moves to an unnamed Middle Eastern city to live with her father and her relatives. She thrives in her job as a radio jockey and at home she is the darling of the family. But her happy world starts to fall apart when revolution blooms in the country. As the people's agitation gathers strength, Sameera finds herself and her family embroiled in the politics of their adopted land. She is forced to choose between family and friends, loyalty and love, life and death.

Jasmine Days is the heart-rending story of a young woman in a city where the promise of revolution turns into destruction and division.

Title:Jasmine Days
Edition Language:English
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    Jasmine Days Reviews

  • Reading_ Tam_ Ishly

    One of the best written novels ever👍This has easily become one of my fav reads of the year.I will not forget the characters ever; the scenes, the dialogues, the riots and the protests, the killings...

  • Ankit Garg

    Jasmine Days by Benyamin is a translated work of fiction. It was originally written in Malayalam. The story is set in an unnamed city in the Middle East, and covers the riots that take place under the...

  • Padmaja (thebookishtales)

    4.5 starsJasmine days is a beautiful hard hitting book which hits you at the right places. It's a very relevant book in today's times. Read on to know my thoughts about it.🌼Jasmine days is set in t...

  • Meera Nair

    Jasmine Days tells the story of Sameera as she gets accustomed to living in a Middle Eastern city with her father and relatives. This shift away from home and her new job as an RJ brings her closer to...

  • Ashwini Abhyankar

    4.5 Gathering my thoughts for now but a brilliant read for sure....

  • Vanya

    Revolution. How does a revolution come about? Who decides its time to upend the status quo? Does one ever feel ready for a revolution, for a change that would transform lives permanently? Is it easier...

  • Sandra

    As a Malayali who has always claimed of detesting her malluness, I found myself cringing and even getting stung by the Frank depiction of Mallu apoliticalness, and the eagerness of mallus to otherise ...

  • Mridula Gupta

    Why should you read this:-Fluid, conversational style narrative that doesn't make itself complicated at any point-Diverse characters, multiple views-A chance to form your own opinion after considering...

  • Sana Abdulla

    A bit less than four stars.After my chance stumble on Benjamin's book Goat Days I was dying to read another book by him. Reading jasmine days seemed like it was written by someone else, possibly becau...

  • Ankita Chauhan

    There is so much to learn from this book, loved the prose style, metaphore, the way to express emotions, the unsaid words between the protagonist and her father. though i am not interested into politi...