It won the 2005 Vodafone Crossword Book Award. Seth on a tour and subsequently spent the next three days fielding hilariously extravagant sexual advances from the much older literary genius. Image: Hachette Translated from the Malayalam, this is the story of a young Radio Jockey Sameera Parvin who immigrates to an unnamed city in the Middle East from Pakistan where she tells the story of the Arab Spring of 2011. From heart-breaking narratives to thrilling adventures, rebel girls to migrating souls -- these books presented us with a profound truth that lingered way too long after they ended. Interested in rural development and social issues, she dreams of actually bringing a change in society and writing a book of her own one day. The book travels to various parts of the country including Kashmir, Agra and Mumbai and incorporates many actual historic events.
Eye-opening and emotional, 'A Girl Like That' exposes sexist double standards in our society and how it controls and punishes women with their own voice. Just like how Sleepless in Seattle and Terminator 2 are both set in America and therefore virtually indistinguishable. The darkness of treachery, taantric exorcism and bloodshed unleashes itself on the last devta; paving the way for his devastating revenge…and the horrifying truth behind the fall of the glorious civilisation. Some of these books have won the Booker Prize and the like, which is nice. It is a story of two culturally different lovers — Ananya and Krish, who wish to convince their respective families to let them get married. Writers write on various topics of their choice and readers choose them based on their interests.
Set in Kerala, it is about family and social injustices, about relationships that cross lines and how things fall apart in the bargain. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1996, this book is a gripping account of political, social and economic forces that drove India through the late 20th-century and into its current form. The Death Of Vishnu 2001 by Manil Suri This debut novel by a mathematician was longlisted for the Booker and is about the spiritual journey of a dying man named Vishnu, working on a Bombay building. Draupadi is famous for having married all five of the Pandava brothers — the protagonists of the Mahabharata — and is an ever-present, central character through their journey into exile and war. Also underlying it is a love story that transcends all religion and odds. Based on his own story, the plot is about two lovers from different cultures who have the unenviable task of convincing their parents to agree to their wedding. Only that there was a snuffling in the hollows at the base of a lovely throat.
The narrative is set in Mano Majra, a Muslim-Sikh village at the Indo-Pak border unaffected by the Partition. Delayed Monsoon by Chitralekha Paul: This is a simple novel which describes how a woman feels when she has found her long awaited passion being fulfilled. Written when he was around 50, the book relates his mental and intellectual development, his life and growth in Calcutta as he witnessed the exit of the British from India. Yet people do believe in their God in a respectable amount. The pain, agony, fear and boredom and the challenge of existence all put together is how Pi passes his days. The Shadow Lines 1988 by Two families - one English and one Bengali - and their lives through three generations. Therefore this novel basically unwinds the imagination of the reader himself.
A great novel that depicts the lifestyle of the Indian culture and the Western culture, which shows how people forget their roots easily, once they step into another country and money flows. Set in Calcutta, London and Dhaka, this book is shadowed by the freedom movement, the Second World War and the Calcutta riots of 1964. Sehgal won the 1986 Sahitya Akademi Award for English for this book. The odds start when a train filled with dead bodies of Sikhs and Hindus arrive in Mano Majra. In the novel, Lahiri explains how parents impose on children their thoughts and believes and at times, children find it embarrassing when they are grown up. It revolves around a small lonely station called Deoli. The story has some real life incidents which are beautifully converted into fiction.
But is everything really as it appears, or is the empire hiding its own dirty secret? But your views are very correct and welcome and absolutely right , my comment was in a different context altogether. There are devastating terrorist attacks from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis — and to make matters worse, the Chandravanshis appears to have allied with the Nagas, an ostracised race of deformed humans with astonishing martial skills. This novel has all the richness and humor that have earned Mistry the highest tribute in the world. The introduction mentions how Gandhi resumed writing at the insistence of a fellow prisoner at Yerwada Central jail. India has a unique literary history and tradition that extends back over 3,000 years.
Amitabha Bagchi's stunning prose and unusual story underscores religion, literature and society and how they shape our fractured times. The part-German writer has written 16 novels, been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times and has changed 23 addresses in 75 years. A Suitable Boy is set in post-independence, post-partition India. Train To Pakistan is a compelling portrayal of the partition of India. The great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor This satirical novel by Shashi Tharoor recreates the Hindu epic Mahabharata within the context of the Indian Independence Movement and its following decades to become one of the most exciting reads in contemporary Indian literature. The main character in this book is a housewife and mother, Abhilasha.
He tries to win her love back. His successors — and those of his two deceased companions — phase in and out of the lives of the families responsible for the heinous torture and lies. He lives an insignificant, unhappy life. In terms of Indian fiction, this is definitely my all-time favourite. Basically it depicts the Indian heritage system, where the daughter, Ruma leaves behind her successful career for her family and takes the responsibility to look after her widowed father.
The book was published in 1993, and received great reviews. Donellan is an author, poet, musician, installation artist, teacher and event manager. This heart-touching novel has love, humour and tragedy. Narayan The book Malgudi Days is a collection of short stories written by R. It is the tale of plain and lumpish Uma and the cherished, late-born Arun, daughter and son of strict and conventional parents and their lives. I did not mean to be judgmental at all. And don't be silly - I don't think your book would be trash to me I love reading and all books are divine to me.
Here, he rebels against a society perpetually closed to the nonwhite and rebels in ways both subtle and major. Like the protagonists, I grew up on pickle and the monotony of daily mass at church. Shadow Lines is a vitalizing story about the borders that mark and limit our imaginations. 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 to work as a chauffeur for the elite. You will die of laughter!! A lot of them have won numerous awards for their efforts as well.