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Five must read books (Indian Literature)

The list I have provided here is from my reading experience. I cannot say they are the best books in Indian literature but still these books have many things to teach us. I found these books are must reads. Hope this will be useful to you as well.

  1. A suitable boy by Vikram Seth

The story is about Mrs.Rupa Mehra’s quest for a suitable boy for her daughter Lata (Who believes in love). Set in post independence time, the novel explores all the emotions of ordinary people.

  1. God of small things by Arundhati roy

How small incidents can change the life of children has been portrayed well in Arundhati roy’s debut novel. It revolves around twin children of Ammu. The novel portrays how innocent kids get wrong with love law. The story happens in 1969 in the backdrop of Kerala (God’s own Country). The novel has won the Booker prize in 1997

  1. The inheritance of loss by Kiren desai

Kiren Desai’s much acclaimed novel is a must read as it explores the life of Biju and Sai. The former living in New York as a illegal migrant and the later in the foot hills of Kanjunjanga. The novel portrays the colonialism and post-colonialism’s effects on human life. The novel had won numerous awards including Man booker prize and National book critics circle award.

  1. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

The humorous and dark side of the Indian cultural and class difference was explained well by Aravind Adiga in his white tiger. It portrays the life of Balram Halwai, who is chaffer for a rich landlord. The novel explains about caste, correption, loyality, religious systems in India. It has won the Man booker prize in 2008.

  1. Train to Pakistan by Khushwant singh

Mano Majra the isolated village is the backdrop of the story, were Sikhs and Muslims lived together for hundreds of years. One day a train arrives with dead bodies which trigger the religious war in the peaceful village. It also revolves around a sikh boy and muslim girls love story. Khushwant signs novel is explores the partition of India in 1947 and it’s effects.

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