10 Excellent Books By Indian Authors That You Must Read

Hang onn.. wait a minute before you grab a copy of Harry Porter series or any other classic by Shakespeare , Jane Austen and others who are remarkable. Surely reading their work is not less than a virtue but don’t negate the Indian authors completely for they too have been doing great producing marvels and in case you missed out on those here’s a list to help you with what best to read by Indian Authors that describe your culture your country incredibly well than anyone else.

1.The Death of Vishnu -Manil Suri

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This title blends Hindu Mythology with closely observed social detail and even a dash of Bollywood sparkle;Vishnu,the odd job man in Bombay Apartment block, lies dying on the staircase landing. In his fevered state, he looks back on his love affair with seductive Padmini.

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2.Midnight Children – Salman Rushdie

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This is a tale of 1,001 children born at midnight of India’s independence each of them endowed with an extraordinary talent and whose privilege and curse is to be both master  and victims of their times. Saleem Sinai was born at midnight of India’s independence and found himself HANDCUFFED TO HISTORY BY THE COINCIDENCE OF HIS FATE and through his exotic gifts we travel into the fascinating family saga se5t against the vast, colorful background of India of the 20th Century.

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3.Swami & Friends – Rasipuram Krishnaswami Narayan 

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The story revolves around Swami the ten year old boy who is growing up when India begins to stir up for the freedom struggle. Swami is curious and inquisitive about everything that happens around him which makes the reading more engaging while looking at things from a child’s perspective.

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4.The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

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Rahel and Estha in their story showcase a million of stories spinning out indefinitely,  exploring the full range of human emotion. The book pivots around tragedy and hope.

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5.Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry

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Nariman Vakeel’s tale is a great unraveling and a revelation of the family’s lovetorn past that gives a detailed picture of family ties, emotion and the misery that leads to the narrative final outcome.

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6.Smell- Radhika Jha

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It’s a story of suffocation from living with relatives in paris, after the death of the protagonits father in kenya, living with a gluttonouus aunt and the the uncanny sense of smell that betrays her finally.

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7.Memories of rain – Sunetra Gupta

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The stream of consciousness narrative waves together memories and images, providing not just the history of a fargile love but of a women’s psychology and soul in the body of Calcutta born Moni.

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8.Arranged Marriage- Chitra  Banerjee Divakaruni

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For me the title is enough to grab it and read it at one go after all it is all about something we all have been hearing and witnessing around us since childhood as the best practice ever. and if you still need more reasons than this one beautifully potrays the hopes and fears of Indian born women living in America

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9.The House of Blue Mangoes-David Davidar

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The story is set in the village of chevathar the village by the sea where 3 generations come and go each facing the challenges of their era in a heroic manner.

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10.Untouchable Spring- Kalyan Rao

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The most painful yet true story that paints the position of the dalits in India is a must for those who wish to treat humans as humans.

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