6 Must Read Books Written by Indian Authors

Surrounding with so many gadgets is slowly killing one of the most beautiful habit of ours, ‘reading’. If you have a book in your hand, you cannot feel alone at all. Journey with books can takes you to some other world. By reading books you can live many lives before dying.

In this article we choose a tough task of picking few of the master pieces written by Indian writers. You just need to read them one by one to experience some character’s journey, to live another life.
  • Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Why to read:  The Interpreter of Maladies has nine poignant stories. In these stories Lahiri relates the Indian immigrant experience, connecting the tales and creating one voice for them.  Lahiri paints the character’s picture so well that you can relate to them, you can easily feel connected to a lonely wife, and to a man who is working in a foreign country and carving for his family.

  • Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh

Why to read: The book Train to Pakistan is the highly acclaimed novel written by Khushwant Singh. This book narrates a powerful story about the Partition of India in 1947 in KS style. This book tells that how two communities once lived happily together, became rivals, stories of Murders, thefts, molestations, massacres, over just a short span of time are enough to send shivers down your spine.

  • A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

Why to read: This book will take you to the era of Nehru’s, the post independence period. It’s a story of Lata a 19 year old girl. This book has touched all emotions of human life. A wonderful story to show what happens when ordinary people caught up in a web of love and ambition.


  • The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Devakurni

Why to read: We all know the story of Mahabharata, but this book will give you new view about this battle. The author has penned down this book by stepping into Panachali’s shoes. This book tells how emotion of revenge can be dangerous in its own way.

  • The Blue Umbrella by Ruskin Bond

Why to read: The Blue Umbrella is a short and humorous novella set in the hills of Garhwal. Its finest USP is its simple yet witty language. It has a lovely little story with very believable, very identifiable characters.

  • The White tiger by Aravind Adiga

Why to read: Balram, the main character of this book narrates his story of success. The novel offers a window into the rapidly changing economic situation in India. The remarkable balance of satire and compassion makes The White Tiger a rare beast indeed.




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