Best Books By Indian Writers You Should Get Your Hands On

Reading is like an addiction. You have to start to know how amazing it could be. And once you start reading, you wouldn’t want to stop when you are done with one book. You’d have an irresistible urge to jump to the next book within a millisecond after you’ve just shut one book. All of that being said, this habit formation has certain conditions. You’d only want to read when the act of reading brings pleasure. So, the choice of books, especially if you have just started reading has to be a careful one. We’re all thrilled to read books written by American or English authors. But there are a number of Indian writers who can make you fall in love with reading. But just to mention Indian writers are great would be an understatement. After all, we’re all Indians at heart and knowing what runs in the creative mind of an Indian writer could never be disappointing for our Indian souls. they match our frequencies and bring to us what we would like. So, here’s a list of amazing books by Indian writers that are worth every second you read the book.

1. The God Of Small Things

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Author- Arundhati Roy

Genre- Family Drama

If you are looking for an intense themed book that wouldn’t take a lot of your time, you should consider Arundhati Roy’s “The God of Small Things”. The book consists of 321 pages, which indicates you’d be able to finish reading it in a short duration. This book was published in the year of 1997. Without intending any spoilers, it is best to describe the book to be about the essence of family and relationships. It also sheds light on the social stratification and different classes of society. The book has been written in the third person narrative form. This is how you actually feel like a reader and get to observe characters from the reader’s perspective rather than being one of the characters of the story.

And the air was full of Thoughts and Things to Say. But at times like these, only the Small Things are ever said. Big Things lurk unsaid inside.

– Arundhati Roy, The God of small things

2. The Lowland

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Author- Jhumpa Lahiri

Genre- Cultural fiction

This book was published in the year of 2013 and is a short read with 352 pages. it is a cultural fiction wherein the basic theme is love. Right from brotherly love to the desire for making a change in the country, The Lowland tries to cover various aspects of life, specifically targetting emotions. It also portrays how each and every decision made by each and every person in the story affects situations and other people in the story.

Isolation offered its own form of companionship: the reliable silence of her rooms, the steadfast tranquility of the evenings. The promise that she would find things where she put them, that there would be no interruption, no surprise. It greeted her at the end of each day and lay still with her at night.

– Jhumpa lahiri, the lowland

3. The Inheritance Of Loss

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Author- Kiran Desai

Genre- Culture fiction

The Inheritance of Loss was published in the year of 2006. It has 336 pages in it. This is one of the best books to read for a person who wants to add words to his/her list of vocabulary. It isn’t a matter of surprise that this book has won a number of awards, like man Booker Prize, National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award, Vodafone Crossword Book Award. This book has a mixed narration, which ensures to keep you entertained and engrossed. It gives a change in tone from time to time- what a reader craves for. the theme mostly encompasses the effects of post-colonialism. It explains how people develop a sense of loss of identity.

Could fulfillment ever be felt as deeply as loss? Romantically she decided that love must surely reside in the gap between desire and fulfillment, in the lack, not the contentment. Love was the ache, the anticipation, the retreat, everything around it but the emotion itself.

-Kiran desai, the in heritance of loss

4. The White Tiger

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Author- Arvind Adiga

Genre- Picaresque novel

The White Tiger was published in 2008 and consists of 318 pages. The White Tiger focusses on the problem of corruption in India and globalization. Globalization has been portrayed in a sense where India is going through the transition phase and sheds light on the goods and bads of globalization. What makes reading interesting is the fact that Arvind Adiga is one of the Indian writers who add satire to his books in a great manner. Other themes are the social hierarchy that is being built, family, and morality. This novel has a first-person narrative style and you’d witness the different circumstances rather than a very definite plot.

See, the poor dream all their lives of getting enough to eat and looking like the rich. And what do the rich dream of?? Losing weight and looking like the poor.

-Arvind adiga, the white tiger

5. Milk and Honey

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Author- Rupi Kaur

Genre- Poetry, and Prose

Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose if you are not exactly the kind of person who can keep up with a single storyline. the book consists of 204 pages and was published in the year of 2014. These poems and proses are written about different things. They cover love, life, survival, betrayal, compassion, pain, violence, and whatnot. No matter what the poem is like, it is a pleasure to read them because of a sense of sweetness it serves. It shows that everything that happens has a reason and that everything that happens has sweetness if you look at it from that perspective.

Every time you
tell your daughter
you yell at her
out of love
you teach her to confuse
anger with kindness
which seems like a good idea
till she grows up to
trust men who hurt her
cause they look so much
like you.

-Rupi kaur, milk and honey

Why Books By Indian Writers?

These books make us realize that Indian writers have a lot to offer to their readers. Their writing style has something that we as Indians can easily relate to. These books serve more than just as an entertainment to us. They educate us about our culture and what has been happening in our country in great details. As an Indian, it is our responsibility to have answers to questions that people have to ask us about our culture and our country. These are some of the books by best of Indian writers that would help you find many answers.

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