10 Famous Indian Authors You Must ReadIndia is amongst the largest and most diverse countries in the world — here are a few authors who have made the most riveting attempts at the impossible task of capturing it. Why you should read it: Not Only The Things That Have Happened tells the story of a mother who loses her son, and of how the boy becomes a man. The most engaging part of the novel is that it's told over a 36 hour period, in which time acts as a sort of narrator, taking us through decades and back. Why you should read it: Cuckold is a novel based in 16th century India, dealing with the lives of a very powerful ruling family. The novel stands out among others like it because of its raw representations of sex and scandal. Nagarkar constructs a story that is ostensibly about love, but allows the reader to explore the internal struggle of a man when faced with betrayal, loss, and war. Why you should read it: Its protagonist, Mohan Biswas, is a classic anti-hero, simultaneously despicable and compelling.
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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.
Once upon a time, I spent a few months living in the north of India. And on this journey, I picked up a few books that captured my attention. I realized that India has a rich literary tradition and is home to some of the best and most imaginative authors out there. More people should read these books. The sun goes down in a different way in India.