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suggest some good books to read by indian authors

Discussion in 'Book Lovers' started by abc00, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. abc00

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    Hi all booklovers,

    I used to read books/novels in college,,,,,not that many but ok. Now I want to revive my reading habits but skeptical to start ....so want to start with Indian authors first as I like the Indian backdrop.

    Please suggest good romantic novels and thrillers....which Im looking to start with. Your help appreciated.
     
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    White tiger - Arvind adiga
    six suspects - Vikas swarup
    the shiva trilogy - Amish tripati
    the zoya factor - Anuja chauhan
     
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    The God of small things by Arundhati Roy

    All of Chetan Bhagat's books are hot nowadays....
     
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    Malgudi days - RK Narayan, still a hot favorite.
    The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri - captures an Indian immigrant's life
    The house of blue mangoes - David Davidar

    Are you looking for books in vernacular language or english?
     
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    abc00 if it is light romantic ones check durjoy dutta. sudeep nagarkar,

    I am told indi mill and boons are available these days.

    If you are looking for a little more than romance..

    Ashwin sanghi books are a little racy thrillers.

    Old classics ruskin bond.rknarayan.
    Sivasankari's novels are available in english though i prefer their original.

    If you love a little bit history added you can check chitra bannerjee and anand neelkantan, Indu sunderesan, Ashok Banker apart from what gueshoo has suggested.

    sudha murthy, kiran desai, jhumpa, arundhati and there are more..

    start again..
     
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    Chetan Bhagat, Durjoy Dutta, Ravinder Singh, Preeti Shenoy, Yashodara Lal are some of the latest authors I can think of. Try a book by each one of them and continue if you like it.
     
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    OP,

    There you go some awesome suggestions. Often in my local library it is hard to find all of the Indian authors and I have mostly read Jhumpa Lahiri, Chitra Divakaruni, Kiran Desai, etc. I also enjoy reading Rohinton Mistry. That said, thanks to you I found this interesting article and got introduced to some more 8 Most Acclaimed Indian American Writers
     
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    Shatrujeet Math, Ravi Subhramanian, Anita Desai, Jhumpa Lahiri, Novoneel Chakrabarti are fewIndian Authors to watch out for.

    Chetan Bhagat, Durjoy Dutta and preeti shenoy are for those who are looking for masala types without any depth
     
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    In addition to all the ones listed, my favorites include:

    A suitable boy: Vikram Seth
    Maximum City: Suketu Mehta
    A breath of fresh air; Serving crazy with curry; Mango season: Amulya Malladi
    The Ibis trilogy: Amitav Ghosh
    For matrimonial purposes; The village bride of Beverly Hills: Kavita Daswani
    Sacred Games: Vikram Chandra
    A good Indian wife: Anne Cherian

    I have found all these books in our public library.
     

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