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Posted: 24 November 2010 at 1:06pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by sourpuss

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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Yeah, it's arundhati roy, shobha de (she keeps adding and deleting 'a's from her name....Indian Danielle Steele, I've heard her being referred to as. :|), r. k. narayan.
 
r.k. narayan's good - I've read his 'guide' and 'swami and friends'. dev ananad's movie guide was based on narayan's guide, and the tv show malgudi days was based on his series about that place (including the swami stories - kinda tom sawyer-ish).
 
ruskin bond is also good - writes mostly about shimla and surrounding areas, and a lot of his stories have supernatural stuff.
 
salman rushdie and v.s. naipaul are celebrated writers too, though I haven't read them.
 
you can also try the translations of writers like rabindranath tagore and sharatchandra chatterjee.
 
I'll let you know more. :)
 
 
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Posted: 27 November 2010 at 7:08am | IP Logged
Arundhati Roy's God of small things is a classic..
and i really like Ruskin Bonds stories
And u cud always try translations of bengali authors
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Posted: 28 November 2010 at 4:51pm | IP Logged

Can anyone tell me more about the Vine of Desire?

I just finished Sister of My Heart :)
 
By the way, thanks for the thread, I love reading books by Indian authors.
 
I read a couple that are listed, including Keeping Corner, Blue Jasmine, and Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet.

Would love to discuss! :)
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Posted: 28 November 2010 at 9:14pm | IP Logged
prathama prathisruthi by ashapurna devi is an amazing bengali novel.. i read its malayalam translation, and it ws awesome.. i think thr shud b an english version of it..
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Posted: 30 November 2010 at 12:03am | IP Logged
Originally posted by phoenixgirl

Arundhati Roy's God of small things is a classic..


i second that, love the way she has told this story

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Posted: 08 December 2010 at 4:16pm | IP Logged
I absolutely love reading books by Indian authors. I actually went through a phase where I researched for books by Indian authors and read all of them. So here's my list. I hope you enjoy reading them, because most of them are very well written.

- The end of innocence by Moni Mohsin
- Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
- Brick Lane by Monica Ali
- The Sari Shop by Rupa Bajwa
- The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri
-The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
- The Age of Shiva by Manil Suri
-A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
-Chef by Jaspreet Singh

These are what i've read of Indian/Asian writers. Give them a go. I'm sure you'll really enjoy Manil Suri & Rohinton Mistry's books for sure.
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Posted: 08 December 2010 at 8:16pm | IP Logged

^^Thanks! Sounds like a good reading list Smile 

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Posted: 09 December 2010 at 12:11am | IP Logged
Originally posted by AnotherMiracle

I absolutely love reading books by Indian authors. I actually went through a phase where I researched for books by Indian authors and read all of them. So here's my list. I hope you enjoy reading them, because most of them are very well written.

- The end of innocence by Moni Mohsin
- Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
- Brick Lane by Monica Ali
- The Sari Shop by Rupa Bajwa
- The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri
-The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
- The Age of Shiva by Manil Suri
-A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
-Chef by Jaspreet Singh

These are what i've read of Indian/Asian writers. Give them a go. I'm sure you'll really enjoy Manil Suri & Rohinton Mistry's books for sure.

thats quite a list, thnx a lot, have read very few of Indian writers, need to read them from now on wards

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