17 best Indian novels and travel books | The IndependentIt is the story of a convict who escapes Australia and finds himself in India. A true inspiration and a poignant portrait of the City of Dreams. William Dalrymple is a great author. You only have to read one of his books to gauge the amount of research that has gone into the stories. Nine Lives is a story about nine people, spiritual in their own way. William shows how the lives of these people have changed and are being affected by the modernization of India. This book is a true reminder of why certain cultures still exist in our society and opens up our mind to view these people under a different light.
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The energy and complexity of this melting pot of religions, languages, politics, and geographies have given rise to ancient epic poems, traditional fables, humorous tales, and fantastic new adventures. We hope these stories transport you to new experiences and pique your curiosity about this extraordinary country and the people who inhabit it. Kids will love seeing the unexpected consequences when Ganesha eats too much candy and is inspired to write the epic poem of the Kurukshetra War. Indian author Kashmira Sheth perfectly captures sibling relationships in this amusing story of the lengths one boy will go to in order to get his sister to pay attention to him. And yes, it involves some soup and a very big tiger. Kashmira Sheth does it again, but this time with a tender story about a boy, his grandfather, and a day spent outside during a monsoon.
India has a unique literary history and tradition that extends back over 3, years. Indian English literature may have a relatively shorter history, but is nonetheless rich with award-winning and critically acclaimed masterpieces no book lover should miss out on. The book is a thrilling first-person narrative told from the perspective of Balram Halwai, a young man from a poverty-stricken small village who moves to Delhi to work as a chauffeur for the elite. From her arranged marriage to Nathan, a farmer, to the changes brought about by the advent of a large tannery in their village, the novel covers a rich range of subjects with uniquely gripping prose. This historical Indian book by Khushwant Singh was widely revered during its release in for bringing a human perspective to the partition of British India into India and Pakistan.
Make Your Own List. Guidebooks look pretty superfluous at this point. None of them is particularly distinguished in terms of writing or perception. Yes, I think so. To take an interest in India is really to take an interest in a vast and very complex country — more continent than country, in fact. Not only guidebooks but also books of the kind that are increasingly written about India these days are of very little help in understanding it.