Scrolling through online forums, or in daily life, the question which all of us might have come across is “Which book should I read?” It is one of the most asked questions on the internet. No doubt, there are plenty of book lovers out there, but confusion arises while choosing one to read. Here are some books by Indian authors that one must surely read. They can withstand any foreign author by the story and content they have endorsed in the books.
The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor
The Great Indian Novel is a brilliant recast of The Mahabharata. He has compared the political figures of India with the characters of Mahabharata. It also draws a good contrast between the major political events that took place in India with the events that took place in Mahabharata.
The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
This novel again takes us back to Mahabharata. Chitra has beautifully crafted Mahabharata from Draupadi’s point of view. She has described jealousy, anger, obligations and respect exquisitely.
The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
This book gives us a human feel and while reading we can totally relate to things. The characters are described so well, that you can actually imagine an old gatekeeper or a woman in pain.
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Arundhati Roy’s debut novel left everyone shocked. This book is a full dose of human emotions mixed with tragedies and hope.
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
Woven around humor and wittiness, this novel succeeds in conveying human emotions in the most abstract way. The honesty of this book takes it under the banner of a bestseller.
English August: An English Story by Upmanyu Chatterjee
If you have ever witnessed the shenanigans of a government office in India, this novel is a must-read for you. Upmanyu Chatterjee has presented the conditions of a government office in a humorous way and the reading experience is refreshing.
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
The 1474 pages of this novel revolve around a girl named Lata who believes in love at first sight. She goes through many ups and downs and faces happiness, love, heartache, and disappointment. The novel leaves no emotion alien.
Maximum City by Suketu Mehta
In this novel, the entire spectrum of the metropolitan city Mumbai is covered. The struggles of amateurs that come to this city with hopes in their mind and dreams in their eyes, the life of bar dancers and the conflicts between Hindu and Muslims is essentially carved in this novel.
Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh
This novel shows the rivalries between Sikhs and Muslims which were initially ignited due to a train loaded with dead bodies. This is the story of a Sikh boy and a Muslim girl who fell in love amidst all these conflicts.
Chronicles of A Corpse Bearer by Cyrus Mistry
This book throws light on the Parsi community who are present in minorities in Mumbai city. A bit different from the mainstream, this is an informative book you must read.
“Books are man’s best friends”, someone rightly said!