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Indian Authors, English Stories

Discussion in 'Book Lovers' started by maya08, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. maya08

    maya08 Senior IL'ite

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    Does anyone know?
    there are quite a number of them...
    some of my favourites are R.K Narayan and Rabindranath Tagore.
    and a couple of new authors that i enjoy reading their books are Tanuja Desai Hidiei - Born Confused
    and
    Narindher Dhami - Bindi Babes


    it is interesting to read of stories that are set in western countries and they incorporate our indian culture to it....born confused is a must read....


    anyone care to comment....???
    cheers to all....

    -maya-
     
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  2. Srama

    Srama IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Maya,

    thanks for your suggestions. Ofcourse we all know about Jhumpa Lahiri (Namesake) and a few other authors I have enjoyed reading are Vikram Seth, Chitra Divakaruni, Rohinton Mistry, Robin sharma Amartya sen, salman Rushdie - I am not able to recall any other authors right now.
     
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    Maya,

    Shashi tharoors books are good..focus is different..the five dollar smile was good.
    Recently read the house of blue mangoes by david was good.
    Vikram seth, shobha de, VSNaipaul,
    Desirable daughter by bharti mukerjhee,
    How can i forget Khushwant singh..
    Arundathi Roy
    Indu sunderasan.. her twentienth wife was good....
    Anitha Desai....

    Let me stop........
     
  4. maya08

    maya08 Senior IL'ite

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    wow...thanks...
    seeing the list you gave just made me realise that i have one of chitra divakaruni's book - "the magic conch"...
    i liked that story very much....

    cheers
    -maya-

     
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    maya08 Senior IL'ite

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    hi shanthi ma'am

    thanks for the info...i'll try to find for some of these books when i get the time....they all sound very interesting....
    oh another must mention book is - Q & A...
    unfortunately....i cant remember the author....
    will post the info as soon as i get it....

    cheers
    -maya-

     
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    My My 2cents
    I find Sudha Murthy's short story books very thought provoking & yes the language is extremely simple & straight forward
     
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    maya08 Senior IL'ite

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    thanks for your My 2cents, or should i say $2++ arch174,

    i have not heard of sudha murthy before...so i am looking forward to search for her books....
    would you care to suggest some titles for me to get a headstart...

    thanks again
    -maya-



     
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    arch174 Senior IL'ite

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    Hi,
    Sudha Murthy's books which I have read are..
    How I taught my grandmother to read & other stories
    Wise & otherwise
    besides..Dollar Bahu (which I have not read)

    I picked these books becoz whatever I read abt this lady makes me want to know more abt her life & thought process..I personally do not read stuff for their popularity(author or book)
    Bye & happy reading:coffee
     
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    I recently read one night at the call centre by chetan bhagat.. that was a different story.. though it seemed illogical..
     
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    hi deepi ma'am
    welcome to this thread. i have not heard of this story before. may i know what is it that seems quite illogical about this story?
    thanks in advance.

    cheers
    maya



     

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