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Posted: 06 June 2010 at 5:52pm | IP Logged
K, so
 
I was looking at my local library's catalouge and was really interested in knowing if there are any boosk regarding our culture, or by our indian authors available to read. The books must be fiction.
 
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Posted: 07 June 2010 at 2:42pm | IP Logged
Umm..I know a couple of young adult ones, they're young adult fiction..i think!

there's one that's called "Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet" ,Blue Jasmine, and there was something else..I can't remember the name. LOLsorry!

the culture is definitely mentioned and a pretty important topic as well but the plot is kind of different-ish.

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Posted: 07 June 2010 at 6:31pm | IP Logged
One of the most common Indian author's I've seen in libraries here is Jhumpa Lahiri
 
There's this book I read back in high school called "Raj" (I think) I don't remember who wrote it but it was a decent read.
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Posted: 11 June 2010 at 1:34am | IP Logged
you should read 'a fine balance', its fantastic!

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Posted: 11 June 2010 at 3:30am | IP Logged
@ anonymous... What is it about?
sounds good..
thanks in advance...
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Posted: 12 June 2010 at 1:54am | IP Logged
About 4 people whos lives you read about as individuals and then see how their lives entwine through India's years between the 1940s and 1970s
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Posted: 18 June 2010 at 3:36am | IP Logged
There are quite a few Indian authors that I've heard of, though I'm not sure about their books. Arundhati Roy (I think?), Shoba Dey (De? Dey?), and R. K. Narayan. I studied Narayan's The English Teacher for Literature in 9th grade and admittedly it was a little boring...Maybe his other works are more interesting? IDK...

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Posted: 13 July 2010 at 12:22pm | IP Logged
here are some indian writers but I believe all of them live in America now. But, beside their names r some books I read by them. Enjoy =)
 
Kashmira Sheth - Blue Jasmine, Keeping Corner, Koyal Dark Mango Sweet
 
Shobhan Bantwal - The Forbidden Daughter

Anjali Banerjee - Imaginery Men

Chitra Banerjee Dinvakaruni - Sister of my heart and the sequel is called the Vine of Desire

Mitali Perkins - The Secret Keeper


The last author I just remembered was Vikas Swarup, he's written Slumdog Millionaire and the Six Suspects



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