A More Extensive Book List Of Indian Reading?

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This one is not restricted to India but to the Mughal empire at its peak!



Nur Jahan, the enigmatic woman emperor - who has more stories to her name in folklore than probably any other woman in Indian history (or is his an overstatement!) - has been looked at in more details by historian Ruby Lal in the book Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan.

BBC gives an insight into the contents.
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A More Extensive Book List Of Indian Reading?

I have just read two books by Srividya Natarajan, The Dividing Dance, and, No Onions Nor Garlic.

I am now rereading White Man Falling, which is written by a Brit, but convincingly set in Tamil Nadu.

Here's the thing: it's actually a really nice change to read fiction which is set in the culture in which I now live, rather than UK/USA.

Recommendations, please! Good novels, set in India, preferably Southern India. Preferably not too heavy-going
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post I have just read two books by Srividya Natarajan, The Dividing Dance, and, No Onions Nor Garlic.

I am now rereading White Man Falling, which is written by a Brit, but convincingly set in Tamil Nadu.

Here's the thing: it's actually a really nice change to read fiction which is set in the culture in which I now live, rather than UK/USA.

Recommendations, please! Good novels, set in India, preferably Southern India. Preferably not too heavy-going
Have you read David Davidar's "The House of Blue Mangoes"? I have read it twice and enjoyed it a lot. It is set in South India.
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Originally Posted by theyyamdancer View Post "The House of Blue Mangoes"?
Nope. I'll give it a try
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