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Books shelved as indian-fiction: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, 2 States: Arundhati Roy (Goodreads Author). When I was in class 9 and 10 I use to read lots of books especially fiction books by indian author, here are the best fiction books written by. Tanaz Bhatena's critically-acclaimed novel follows the smart 16 year-old The book shows the reality of rural India, of small minds, suffocating.

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Indian Author Fiction Book

Here are a few works of fiction by Indian authors that definitely need to The plot of the book, Anand's first, revolves around the argument for. Here is a list of 15 of the best novels by Indian authors that everyone best Indian authors have produced some gems of books in English that. Take a browse through these 11 Indian books by authors that all Acclaimed Indian author Kamala Markandaya's debut novel, Nectar in a.

There are populations in India that experience gut wrenching experiences on a daily basis. These stories deserve to be told. The book is a rendition of the Hindu epic Mahabharata from Draupadi's Panchaali's point of view. The writer elaborates the Mahabharata with modern twist as it narrates the story from the perspective of Draupadi. The story takes us to a world that includes half-history, half-myth and full magic. The novel is a completely human novel about a woman born in this patriarchal society, the world full of agony and the ever manipulating hands of destiny.

The Norfolk-born author, who lived in India for two years as a child, covered 40,km on a quest to rediscover the country that had become a stranger to her. The story follows a sexually uncertain year-old student growing up in Mumbai, who has a relationship with a boy at college.

Set in a posh neighbourhood in Delhi, the story follows the eccentricities of a retired Supreme Court judge and his five daughters. This darkly humorous Man Booker prize-winning novel tells the story of corruption and class struggle in India, seen through the eyes of village boy Balram Halwai. On his way to the top, he transcends his caste to become a successful entrepreneur but has to take part in some questionable deeds to do so.

City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi by William Dalrymple: When it comes to Indian travelogues, Dalrymple is king. Written more like a novel, the book follows various figures including his Sikh landlady, British survivors of the Raj and eunuch dancers. The novel that spawned the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire tells the story of a young waiter who becomes the biggest quiz show winner in history, only to be sent to prison after being accused of cheating.

Behind The Beautiful Forevers: The book was adapted into a play by David Hare in Written in , this novel looks back to Delhi in the s, drawing a vivid picture of Muslims living in old Delhi during that era. Impoverished girl Roop is pleased to learn she is to become the second wife of a wealthy Sikh landowner and hopes she can become friends with his older wife, Satya.

Their relationship turns out to be far more complex than she had thought. India After Gandhi: An insightful look at modern day India, this historical book gives a lucid account of how the largest democracy in the world continues to thrive. On some occasions, we earn revenue if you click the links and download the products, but we never allow this to bias our coverage.

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Find your bookmarks in your Independent Minds section, under my profile. Join us? Final Say. Long reads. Lib Dems. US Politics. But when her father's Canadian colleague arrives home, Neha's grand plans are uprooted. What could be the intentions of this curious guest's sudden visit-for better or for worse? Parvati is young, beautiful and seemingly doomed; blooming early yet unable to find lasting love. Orphaned in adolescence and adopted by her headmaster uncle, Parvati escapes the constraints of this temporary home but, like many young women before her, finds a new prison in marriage.

For, while there is passion to be found in early encounters, she is soon married to someone she can never truly be satisfied with.

So when Mukul Nainwal, the local boy who has always loved her, returns to Nainital, he finds Parvati changed-she is a new challenge to his ideals, despite all his worldly success.


The tale of these two exiles is a study in unrequited love, with its terrible irony and tragic urgency. Here is a master class in the vagaries of the human heart, from a fine novelist who understands its workings better than anyone else. The trilogy gets its names from the ship Ibis, on board which most of the main characters meet for the first time. The Ibis starts from Calcutta carrying indentured servants and convicts destined for Mauritius, but runs into a storm and faces a mutiny.

Two other ships are caught in the same storm-the Anahita, a vessel carrying opium to Canton, and the Redruth, which is on a botanical expedition, also to Canton. While some of the passengers of the Ibis reach their destination in Mauritius, others find themselves in Hong Kong and Canton and get caught up in events that lead to the First Opium War.

The novels depict a range of characters from different cultures, including Bihari peasants, Bengali Zamindars, Parsi businessmen, Cantonese boat people, British traders and officials, a Cornish botanist, and a mulatto sailor. In addition to their native tongues, the novels also introduce the readers to various pidgins, including the original Chinese Pidgin English and variants spoken by the lascars. Surpanakha, Ravan's infamous sister-ugly and untamed, brutal and brazen.

This is how she is commonly perceived. One whose nose was sliced off by an angry Lakshman and the one who started a war but was she really just perpetrator of war? Or was she a victim? Was she Lanka's princess?

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Or was she the reason for its destruction. Surpanakha, meaning the woman as hard as nails was born as Meenakshi-the one with beautiful, fish-shaped eyes. Growing up in the shadows of her brothers, who were destined to win wars, fame and prestige, she, instead, charts up a path filled with misery and revenge. Accused of manipulating events between Ram and Ravan, which culminated in a bloody war and annihilation of her family, Surpanakha is often the most misunderstood character in the Ramayana.

Kavita Kane Lanka's Princess tells the story from the vantage of this woman more hated than hateful. A sprawling, extravagant saga, Raj is at heart the story of Maharani Jaya Singh. Spanning nearly half a century, the novel takes in its sweep both Jaya's coming of age as the ruler of her state, Balmer, as well as the drama of India's struggle for independence. Powerful, enlightening and compulsively readable, Raj is one of the great historical novels of our time.

For more updates, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education. August 18, It was adapted into a film of the same name in The book chronicles one year in the life of a trainee civil servant, Agastya Sen, on his first posting-cum-training session to Madna, a 'tiny dot' in the vast Indian hinterland.

The novel is set against the backdrop of historical events like Swadeshi movement, Second World War, Partition of India and Communal riots of in Dhaka and Calcutta. It boasts of a narrative built out of an intricate, constantly crisscrossing web of memories of many people and it never pretends to tell a story. A Suitable Boy is a novel by Vikram Seth, published in A Suitable Boy is set in post-independence, post-partition India. The novel follows the story of four families over a period of 18 months as a mother searches for a suitable boy to marry her daughter.

It is a fictional work that takes the story of the Mahabharata, the epic of Hindu mythology, and recasts and resets it in the context of the Indian Independence Movement and the first three decades post-independence.

The book is a description of how the small things in life affect people's behaviour and their lives. The Namesake is the first novel by Jhumpa Lahiri. Moving between events in Calcutta, Boston, and New York City, the novel examines the nuances involved with being caught between two conflicting cultures with highly distinct religious, social, and ideological differences.

It was adapted into a movie starring Irrfan khan in Cuckold is a book by Kiran Nagarkar.

The 12 best Indian fiction titles of 2018

It is a historical novel set in the Rajput kingdom of Mewar, India during the 17th century that follows the life of Maharaj Kumar, a fictional character based upon the real life ruler Thakur Bhojraj. The Palace of Illusions is a novel by award-winning novelist and poet Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. The novel is a rendition of the Hindu epic Mahabharata told from Draupadi's viewpoint.

It tells the Mahabharata from the perspective of a woman living in a patriarchal world. The Inheritance of Loss is the second novel by Kiran Desai.

It was first published in It won a number of awards, including the Man Booker Prize for that year. Among its main themes are migration, living between two worlds, and between past and present.

The semi-autobiographical novel was described by The Wall Street Journal as a work that "injects dark, rueful laughter into an immensely touching story of loss. Narcopolis is the debut novel of author Jeet Thayil, previously known for his poetry.

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