5 Books by Indian Authors you Must Read!
If you are passionate about reading, you should probably add these books to your shelf. With these books, you’ll get a glimpse of the real India and its diverse cultures. Here’s a list of 5 books by Indian authors you must read.
1| English, August: An Indian Story – Upamanyu Chaterjee
English, August is written by Indian author Upamanyu Chatterjee who currently serves as a Joint Secretary to Government of India. The book is all about government of India and how it works. Chatterjee has presented the book in a humorous way indicating the slow progress of small villages of India. The book was adapted into a film of the same name starring Rahul Bose.
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2| A Suitable Boy -Vikram Seth
A Suitable Boy is the longest book ever published in a single edition. The novel is written by award winning author Vikram Seth. It’s an over thousand pages book based on a post partition love story. The book came out in 1993 and a sequel A Suitable Girl will be releasing in 2017.
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3| Em and the big Hoom – Jerry Pinto
Em and the Big Hoom is a very emotionally charged novel written by Jerry Pinto. The book is about the narrator’s mother who suffers from bipolar disorder. It’s a sad story but sometime humorous too, thanks to the witty author, but there are some parts of the story that will bring tears of joy in your eyes. A must read!
4| Untouchable – Mulk Raj Anand
A very touching story that’s titled Untouchable, is written by Mulk Raj Anand and was published in 1935. The story is about the caste system in India that sadly still exists in some parts of the country. The story is about Bakha, a sweeper and toilet cleaner who is considered “untouchable” in the society. The story was inspired by the author’s aunt’s experience when she had a meal with a Muslim woman and for that she was treated badly by his family.
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5| A House for Mr Biswas – V.S. Naipaul
A House for Mr Biswas is written by V. S. Naipaul and was publishd in 1961. The story is based on a man named Mohun Biswas who runs after success but fails in all areas of life. It’s a timeless read and was ranked #72 on the list of 100 best English language novels of 20th centure. Time magazine also included the book in TIME’s 100 best English language novels.
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