Allen also produced impressive non-fiction work, perhaps most notably her book The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions, a controversial work in which she argues that women played a much larger role in Native societies than was recorded by the largely patriarchal Europeans in their writings. Most of our literature courses concentrate on Western writers and a few token Indian writers as part of our syllabus. The God of Small Things is an award winning novel that set a landmark for Roy in her career. Train To Pakistan - Khushwant Singh Train To Pakistan is a historical novel by Khushwant Singh, published in 1956. The Guide is the story of a tour guide who transforms himself into a spiritual Guru and then the greatest holy man of India.
Those looking to learn more about her work should check out one of her most recent collections, love at gunpoint, as well as her earlier work Diet pepsi and nacho cheese. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry: £8. The book basically narrates the story among three generations, the father, the daughter and the grandson. The bond that is formed eventually among them, which leads from friendship to love, A Fine Balance creates a long-lasting view of the human spirit. But the landscape is changing.
It clearly emphasizes the lack of communication between a father and daughter and the complications that arises because if it. A story around an Air officers wife, who tries to know what happens behind the closed gates and how she gets involved into a complex puzzle that she will have to solve by herself. Among its main themes are migration, living between two worlds, and between past and present. The novel depicts about the life of these twins and how it changes with the arrival of their cousin Sophie. A tortured and ostracised prince. The story of friendship and love that progresses among the characters of the book will keep you hooked till the end.
His big chance comes when a rich landlord hires him as a chauffeur for his son, daughter-in-law, and their two Pomeranian dogs. Spam or Self-Promotional The list is spam or self-promotional. Life of Pi by Yann Martel: This is an adventure novel by Martel that explains how an Indian boy survives a shipwreck after 277 days and his only companion was a Bengal tiger in a boat in the Pacific ocean. The main theme of the novel includes, migration, living between the past and present and between two different worlds. While novels can often seem more realistic than non-fiction, travelogues from Western writers also give a humorous, insightful take on the mind-boggling country.
In 1998, it was included as one of the few Indian contributions in The New Oxford Book of English Prose. There is a terrible, vengeful beauty here, a place teeming with crocodiles, snakes, sharks and man-eating tigers. Don't give too much weightage to this list. Title: Of Course I Love You. A lot of them have won numerous awards for their efforts as well.
So best is to leave it to individual preferences. Not surprisingly, there were overlaps, surprises and works we knew would never be ignored. It takes you right through their living rooms into their bedrooms and shows you how things really are in the 'higher echelons'. At its heart, it is the love story of the beautiful Gandharva princess, Kadambari, and the moon god, Chandrapida. Narayan won the Sahitya Akademi Award for the book in 1960. Basheer seemed to live inside his stories, she writes, not just making them autobiographical but entering them in order to confuse and challenge the reader.
Ravan and Eddie by Kiran Nagarkar for a raw feel of Mumbai in the 70's The Blue Bedspread by Raj Kamal Jha is controversial but it is mesmerising English, August by Upamanyu Chatterjee is satirical and hilarious but you probably need to have stayed in India to get the context Sacred Games is entertaining in a Bollywood sort of way and kudos to Vikram Chandra for having created the character Sartaj Singh Siddharth Dhanvant Sanghvi's The Last Song of Dusk is an absolute must read. Mine received no such accolades, but I did have a girl send me a naked photo of herself reading it. Books come as life savers in every situation. It was adapted into a movie of the same name in 1998. Bama Faustina is not the kind of writer to offer readers an illusory sense of reconciliation between Dalits and their oppressors. The Great Indian Novel - Shashi Tharoor The Great Indian Novel is a satirical novel by Shashi Tharoor.
An idyllic and peaceful village, Mano Majra resorted to love and harmony even at the face of all odds till external forces come and disrupted all the harmony. Shadow Lines by Amitav Gosh: Amitav Gosh is an award winning Bengali writer. The story revolves around abolition of princely states in India, focusing on the life of a King and his fascination towards one of his mistresses. Shyam Lal, the son of a singer, teaches music to support his family. Saraswati Park by Anjali Joseph: £7. She has published five collections of poetry and one non-fiction book documenting tribal history. Her poetry can be characterized as both funny and brutally honest, focusing on native life both on and off the reservation.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi has always been a very prominent figure in Indian history. Narrated by a parrot, it has stories within stories within stories. Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry: This novel beautiful tell us the story of family love and obligation. The darkness of treachery, taantric exorcism and bloodshed unleashes itself on the last devta; paving the way for his devastating revenge…and the horrifying truth behind the fall of the glorious civilisation. This Sahitya Akademi Award-winning novel is about Nanda Kaul, who renounces city life and leaves her family behind, to live in the hills.