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Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Asia Challenge" were written by authors from India. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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EL LEGADO DE LA PERDIDA by Kiran Desai ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
Als een Indiaas meisje verliefd wordt op een Nepalese jongen, krijgen beiden te maken met identiteitsproblemen.

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EL VENDEDOR DE SARIS by Rupa Bajwa ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
Comienza otro día laborable y Ramchand corre por las callejuelas de Amritsar, importante ciudad del Punjab, hacia la tienda de saris situada en el antiguo bazar. Es allí donde pasa sus días, enrollando y desenrollando con infinita paciencia metros y metros de sedas de Benarés con deslumbrantes bordados, algodones de Bangladesh de vivos colores y delicados tejidos de satén, ante las esposas y las hijas de las familias pudientes. Y mientras escucha las conversaciones de esas personas tan alejadas de su condición, por su mente vagan todo tipo de pensamientos, en un vano intento de imaginar ese mu... continue

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Fence by Ilā Āraba Mahetā EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
"It was time for that tiny little dream that lay hidden all these years to gradually acquire a form and shape. The thought of making it come true was an audacious one. She dared not do it. On the other hand she dared a lot after all, she was Fateema Lokhandwala, a courageous young woman... " "As pots and words banged against each other, her two-wheeler would whizz past everything, leaving it all behind. Main road, Mashallah! Current-like, the city would course through her body... At such times, Fateema lived in the present, and in the future. " Thus begins Ila Arab Mehta s beautiful and skillf... continue

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Folk-Tales of Bengal - With 32 Illustrations in Colour by Warwick Goble by Behari Day EN

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Pook Press celebrates the great Golden Age of Illustration in children's literature. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children.

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Friend of my Youth by Amit Chaudhuri EN

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Description:
A novelist named Amit Chaudhuri visits his childhood home of Bombay. The city, reeling from the memory of the 2008 terrorist attacks, weighs heavily on Amit's mind, as does the unexpected absence of his childhood friend Ramu, a drifting, opaque figure who is Amit's last remaining connection to the city he once called home.

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Gun Island : A spellbinding, globe-trotting novel by the bestselling author of the Ibis trilogy by Amitav Ghosh EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
Bundook. Gun. A common word, but one which turns Deen Datta's world upside down. A dealer of rare books, Deen is used to a quiet life spent indoors, but as his once-solid beliefs begin to shift, he is forced to set out on an extraordinary journey; one that takes him from India to Los Angeles and Venice via a tangled route through the memories and experiences of those he meets along the way. There is Piya, a fellow Bengali-American who sets his journey in motion; Tipu, an entrepreneurial young man who opens Deen's eyes to the realities of growing up in today's world; Rafi, with his desperate at... continue

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Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie EN

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Description:
It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's recent film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. With exclusive designs that hav... continue

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Hellfire by Līsā Gājī EN

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"The holy Prophet received his revelations from the Creator at forty. Which meant that even in the eyes of Allah, 'forty' held some special meaning. Something special happened at forty, something special was going to happen. For the sisters Lovely and Beauty, home is a cage. Their mother Farida Khanam never lets them out of her hawk-eyed gaze. Leesa Gazi's Hellfire opens with Lovely's first ever solo expedition to Gausia Market on her fortieth birthday. There will be many firsts for her today, but she mustn't forget the curfew Farida Khanam has ordained. As Lovely roams the streets of Dhaka, h... continue

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Honor by Thrity Umrigar EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
"The story of two Indian women, one a victim of a brutal crime and the other an Americanized journalist returning to India to cover the story, and the courage they inspire in each other"--

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Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
This is the first book in a trilogy on Shiva, the simple man whose karma re-cast his as our Mahadev, the God of Gods.


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