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Best book that capture the beauty and life of india

Some of the best book that will capture the essence of india that you will fall love into it

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Sunetra Gupta – The Glassblower’s Breath

Sunetra Gupta – The Glassblower’s Breath

The story of a single day. A woman married to a rich man walks dreamily through London thinking about the other men in her life. She has some adventures and returns home to her husband. So far, so Virginia Woolf. But whereas Clarissa Dalloway is all ready for her grand reception in the evening, this woman forgets that her little niece has been asked to a birthday party. When she should be taking her there, she is in fact indulging in some pretty unsatisfactory sex in a seedy hotel with a man she has known for a couple of hours. Her return home results in a spot of bloodletting: this is not a metaphor, merely an understatement.

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Rohinton Mistry – A Fine Balance

Rohinton Mistry – A Fine Balance

The book exposes the changes in Indian society from independence in 1947 to the Emergency called by Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Mistry is generally critical of Gandhi in the book. Gandhi, however, is never referred to by name by any of the characters, and is instead called simply "the Prime Minister". The characters, from diverse backgrounds, are brought together by economic forces changing India.

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‘Midnight’s children’ by Salman Rushdie

‘Midnight’s children’ by Salman Rushdie

Midnight's Children is a loose allegory for events in India both before and, primarily, after the independence and partition of India. The protagonist and narrator of the story is Saleem Sinai, born at the exact moment when India became an independent country. He was born with telepathic powers, as well as an enormous and constantly dripping nose with an extremely sensitive sense of smell. The novel is divided into three books.

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‘Shantaram’ by Gregory David Roberts

‘Shantaram’ by Gregory David Roberts

The story is based on a convicted Australian bank robber and heroin addict who escapes prison and comes to India. It revolves around the pompous and vibrant life of Mumbai.

This story is said to be a semi autobiography based on the life of Roberts, who was a prisoner and actually escaped prison in broad day light.

Some of the events in the story though are not accounted for, so it’s a semi fiction and non-fiction novel. This novel was to be a featured film but the production plans was cancelled due to bad weather and busy schedule of actors.

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Jhumpa Lahiri – The Interpreter of Maladies

Jhumpa Lahiri – The Interpreter of Maladies

The stories are about the lives of Indians and Indian Americans who are caught between the culture they have inherited and the "New World."

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‘Delhi’ by Kushwant Singh

‘Delhi’ by Kushwant Singh

This vast, erotic, irreverent magnum opus on the city of Delhi starts with the narrator, suggestively Khushwant Singh himself, just returning from England after ‘having his fill of whoring in foreign lands’, a bawdy, aging reprobate who loves the city of Delhi, as much as he loves the ugly but energetic hermaphrodite whore Bhagmati, whom he literally picks up from a deserted road on a hot Delhi summer noon. Having no place to go after completing her jail sentence in the dreaded Tihar Jail (probably for selling sex), she begs to be taken under his wing. The kind sardar obliges, and thus begins a wonderful relationship of ups and downs in the narrator’s life. Bhagmati, neither male nor female but possessive of great exotic sex appeal, vitalizes his life amidst the majestic remains of Delhi in its heyday, and even saves the narrator's life from the mad mobs of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

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‘City of Joy’ by Dominique Lapierre

‘City of Joy’ by Dominique Lapierre

A long time well wisher of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, Lapierre’s Kolkata connection dates back to his bestseller book ‘The City of Joy,’ based on life in this teeming metropolis and his critical film on Mother Teresa (the first feature film on Mother Teresa, released in 1997), ‘In the Name of God’s Poor’.

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‘Tamas’ by Bhisham Sahni

‘Tamas’ by Bhisham Sahni

The book has won the Sahitya Akademi award. This book has been made into a film and a TV series. The story gives an account of real events during the partition of India in 1947, and the author was a witness to these events.

This book portrays the evils and bloody riots in Pakistan at the time of partition. The book witnesses success of the British at their divide and rule policy giving them a foothold on India.

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India A million Mutinies Now’ by V S Naipal

India A million Mutinies Now’ by V S Naipal

A nonfiction travelogue novel written Naipal, gives an account of the situation of India fearlessly writing about the bad and the good, developments and also emancipation of certain sections of the society.

The author has stayed true to his style by using anecdotal description with specific events. This book is part of the acclaimed Indian trilogy along with ‘An area of darkness and India: A wounded civilization’.

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