India Fiction

Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger, 2008

*Mulk Raj Anand, Untouchable, 1935

Anita Desai, Clear Light of Day, 1980

Kiran Desai, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, 1998
–– The Inheritance of Loss, 2005

G.V. Desani, All About H. Hatterr, 1948

*J.G. Farrell, The Siege of Krishnapur (Empire Trilogy, #2), 1973

E.M. Forster, A Passage to India, 1924

Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies, 2008

Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha, 1922

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Heat and Dust, 1975

*Rudyard Kipling, Kim, 1901

*Yann Martel, Life of Pi, 2001

*Gita Mehta, A River Sutra, 1993

*Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance, 1995

R.K. Narayan, Malgudi Days, 1943
–– The Guide, 1958
–– The Man-Eater of Malgudi, 1961
–– The Vendor of Sweets, 1967

Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things, 1997

*Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children, 1981
*–– Haroun and the Sea of Stories, 1990
–– The Moor’s Last Sigh, 1995
–– The Enchantress Of Florence, 2008
*Bapsi Sidhwa, Cracking India, 1988

*Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali: Song Offerings, 1910

Shashi Tharoor, The Great Indian Novel, 1989

* = especially memorable and recommendable

See my review of Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
and Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore


Sketches of Travel in the East