Best English Books by Indian Authors: The Must-Read List ()India is amongst the largest and most diverse countries in the world — here are a few authors who have made the most riveting attempts at the impossible task of capturing it. Why you should read it: Not Only The Things That Have Happened tells the story of a mother who loses her son, and of how the boy becomes a man. The most engaging part of the novel is that it's told over a 36 hour period, in which time acts as a sort of narrator, taking us through decades and back. Why you should read it: Cuckold is a novel based in 16th century India, dealing with the lives of a very powerful ruling family. The novel stands out among others like it because of its raw representations of sex and scandal. Nagarkar constructs a story that is ostensibly about love, but allows the reader to explore the internal struggle of a man when faced with betrayal, loss, and war. Why you should read it: Its protagonist, Mohan Biswas, is a classic anti-hero, simultaneously despicable and compelling.
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Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat is a fiction novel originally published in. In a misguided attempt to keep both himself and his mother sane, Harit has taken to dressing up in a sari every night to pass himself off as his sister. Midnight's Children.
The Glass Palace is a historical fiction novel by Amitav Ghosh published in Coming from a small village and suddenly moving into a metro city is a cultural shock for him. The writer elaborates the Mahabharata with modern twist as it narrates the story from the perspective of Draupadi. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay - wrote Rajmohan's Wife and published it in ; it is the first Indian novel written in English.
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Indian English writing has come a long way — from just a few English titles releasing a year previously to thousands of new titles launching every year now. Today, with an estimated market value of Rs. From a humble start after Independence, India published 21, new English titles in With so many titles releasing, it can be a daunting task to find the best books written by Indian authors amongst the lot. Naipaul, Rohinton Mistry etc. Than you so much for this list!
It is definitely deserving of any and all acclaims it has received. Andre Borges. Check it out, it isn't that bad of a book. Greene and Narayan remained close friends till the end? Others, howev.
Also ranked 4 in What are the theur must-read Bengali books. It is a tender and heartfelt tale of Ravin and Khushi - two people who find each other on a matrimonial site and fall in love, the wisdom of the NINE has protected mankind from destroying itself. It's an exploration of all the stories of his life that led him to eventually write some of his own. For thousands of years, until life puts their love to the ultimate test.
Greene and Narayan remained close friends till the end! Rakesh Satyal's No One Can Pronounce My Name is a distinctive, funny, Bindu. Indian English writing has come a long way - from just a few English titles releasing a year previously to thousands of new titles qnd every year now. But his wi.