The natural surroundings and characters are described very well and give a great insight into the life of a small town in Assam. This one is a touching love story about Deep and Ahana. Things go smooth till the point when Sambhavi makes a shocking revelation to Arjun. The Ibis starts from Calcutta carrying indentured servants and convicts destined for Mauritius, but runs into a storm and faces a mutiny. Share with us in the comments section. Too often, books featuring Indian people are utterly depressing.
As a result he moves to the capital, Delhi for his new job. She was born into a family of rich literary pedigree; her mother is the award winning author , and she grew up in India, the and the , where she has now settled. This epic tale takes on the themes of post-colonialism and globalisation as they relate to a modern India, in which the colonial legacy and the modernising and homogenising forces of globalisation are inextricably linked. In 1998, it was included as one of the few Indian contributions in The New Oxford Book of English Prose. . While her works can be pretty depressing, they also reflect the ground realities that most people often lose sight of. About Us We persevere to carefully curate the quintessential collection of all the crucial knowledge and best possible advice that a new bride could possibly need.
When Harit and Ranjana's paths cross, they begin a strange yet necessary friendship that brings to light their own passions and fears. Most of our young generation are more comfortable reading books in translation from writers like Paulo Coelho than reading the wealth of fiction that exists in their own country. As Kiran learns what it is to be a gay Indian boy — later, man — in the United States, his parents navigate their own marital discord, while also struggling to adjust to life in a new country. Her must-read book is her short story collection Happy Birthday, which covers a range of topics, with each story having a wonderful ebb and flow. India, the birthplace of the ultimate sex manual Kama Sutra, is not short of good erotica authors. This is one book that has to have a place on your book shelf. The way Singh has described a village where a peaceful and loving community transforms into one driven by hatred and fear is remarkable.
But his wife, Bindu, is heartbroken about leaving their neighbours and doesn't want to wear designer saris or understand interior decoration. The book was also included in the 5. The Promise Author: Nikita Singh It is a love story full of turmoil but with a message that true love always perseveres. His English translations of Ramayana and Mahabharata are still considered the best. His latest The Colours of Passion is making waves. Her stories are powerful and reverberate the struggles of the dispossessed, which along with her activism, makes for compelling reading. What was it like there? The Namesake: Jhumpa Lahiri When your 'namesake' for the person you are named after starts affecting your life, you start having twin identities.
Narayan won the Sahitya Akademi Award for the book in 1960. The stories are based on lives of Indians and Indian Americans who are lost between the two cultures. Arundhati Roy is one of the most celebrated writers produced by India, whose book The God of Small Things won the Man Booker prize and put Indian literature on the map. The book takes you through some really hard hitting moments and makes you wonder why people were treated such. Calcutta, where Chaudhuri was born and partly raised, is also a prominent setting within his works, and his recent non-fiction book offers a passionate portrayal of the city of his youth. The story of friendship and love that progresses among the characters of the book will keep you hooked till the end.
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. Her works are plangent portrayals of the experience of immigration, and attempt to bridge the cultural and social gap between her adopted America and the India of her parents and ancestors. Her stories are heart-touching and particularly in her short story collection, the surprise endings are certainly not something you expect in a story that is not a thriller. Most of his bestselling books are made into movies which themselves are blockbusters. This New York based writer was born in India and was raised in Mumbai in his early years. Written by Durjoy Datta and Nikita Singh, this novel is a definitely a must read!! Deep is a young man who enjoys spending time with books rather than human beings.
Yes, there are populations in India that experience gut-wrenching misery on a daily basis, and their stories deserve to be told. I found a lot of new discoveries, much to catch up on…thank you so much for compiling this. She stormed into the scene with Sankhini. This book will change your perception about Kashmir forever. He starts working at a tea shop with one of his cousins. Tanmay is a good guy but not boyfriend material so therefore Niharika starts dating Akshat. The Norfolk-born author, who lived in India for two years as a child, covered 40,000km on a quest to rediscover the country that had become a stranger to her.
To her surprise, her parents announce that they have chosen a guy for her to marry. So here the 20 best English novels by Indian authors that have been hand-picked by Boldsky. Anuja Chauhan mainly writes romance novels, but what separates her from the rest of the crowd is her unique settings in which the protagonists find themselves. His books introduced the concepts of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world. The protagonist of the book Yashodhara named after the author is a city girl who ties the knot with a small town guy named Vijay. The story of friendship and love that progresses among the characters of the book will keep you hooked till the end. Lavanya Sankaran is a well-known author whose works are published in more than 15 countries.
There have been some good romantic novels by Indian authors, and then there are some that are absolutely the best. Published in 1993, this 1349-pages-long-book is one of the longest novels ever published in a single volume in the English Language. What happens next makes the crux of this wonderful love story by an Indian author. 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. These stories deserve to be told.
The plot revolves around the life of a girl who is married to a district collector. 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. As part of , we look at five young writers who are retracing the boundaries of Indian literature, and engaging with the forces of globalisation and modernity which are reshaping their country. Nine Lives by William Dalrymple: £7. Read the novel for more. His first book In the Shadows of Death was and is a top seller too attracting wide media attention and critical acclaim.