Books set in India (84)


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11.

Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Pakistan flag Pakistan
Description:
Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An Orange Prize Finalist Nagasaki, August 9, 1945. Hiroko Tanaka watches her lover from the veranda as he leaves. Sunlight streams across Urakami Valley, and then the world goes white. In the devastating aftermath of the atomic bomb, Hiroko leaves Japan in search of new beginnings. From Delhi, amid India's cry for independence from British colonial rule, to New York City in the immediate wake of 9/11, to the novel's astonishing climax in Afghanistan, a violent history casts its shadow the entire world over. Sweeping in its scope and mesmerizing in its ev... continue

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Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? by Anita Rau Badami EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
LONGLIST 2008 - IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Anita Rau Badami's acclaimed novel Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? chronicles the stories of three women, linked in love and tragedy, over a span of fifty years, sweeping from the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 to the explosion of Air India flight 182 off the coast of Ireland in 1985. Alive with Badami's warmth and humanity, and brimming with the daily sights and sounds of both Canada and India, this novel brilliantly conveys the tumultuous effects of the past on new immigrants, and the ways in which memory and myth, the personal and the po... continue

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Capitalism: A Ghost Story by Arundhati Roy EN

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Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
Description:
The “courageous and clarion” Booker Prize–winner “continues her analysis and documentation of the disastrous consequences of unchecked global capitalism” (Booklist). From the poisoned rivers, barren wells, and clear-cut forests, to the hundreds of thousands of farmers who have committed suicide to escape punishing debt, to the hundreds of millions of people who live on less than two dollars a day, there are ghosts nearly everywhere you look in India. India is a nation of 1.2 billion, but the country’s one hundred richest people own assets equivalent to one-fourth of India’s gross domestic prod... continue


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Cobalt Blue : A Novel by Sacina Kuṇḍalakara EN

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Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
This translation first published: New Delhi, India: Hamish Hamilton, 2013.

16.

Das Gleichgewicht der Welt by Rohinton Mistry DE

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
Man schreibt das Jahr 1975. Der Ort: Bombay. Hier treffen vier Menschen aufeinander, deren Schicksale im Mittelpunkt des Romans stehen. Dina Dalal, eine Frau Anfang Vierzig und seit fast zwanzig Jahren verwitwet; Maneck Kohlah, ein junger Student aus dem Gebiet des Himalajas; Ishvar Darji, ein unglaublicher Optimist und sein widerspenstiger junger Neffe Omprakash - zwei Schneider, die vor den unerträglichen Verhältnissen auf dem Land in die Stadt geflohen sind. Diese vier lernen sich kennen, achten und lieben und werden doch vom Schicksal wieder auseinandergerissen.

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Daura by Anukrti Upadhyay EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
A young District Collector is posted to one of the furthest outposts of rural Rajasthan. As he becomes more and more involved with the lives and troubles of the common people in his district, he finds himself sucked deeper and deeper into the dark heart of the desert.


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Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
Anappara creates an endearing and highly engaging narrator to navigate us through the dark underbelly of modern India' Observer We children are not just stories. We live. Come and see. Nine-year-old Jai watches too many reality cop shows, thinks he's smarter than his friend Pari (even though she always gets top marks) and considers himself to be a better boss than Faiz (even though Faiz is the one with a job). When a boy at school goes missing, Jai decides to use the crime-solving skills he has picked up from episodes of Police Patrol to find him. With Pari and Faiz by his side, Jai ventures i... continue

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El dios de las pequeñas cosas by Arundhati Roy ES

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
Ésta es la historia de tres generaciones de una familia de la región de Kerala, en el sur de la India, que se desperdiga por el mundo y se reencuentra en su tierra natal. Una historia que es muchas historias. La de la niña inglesa Sophie Moll que se ahogó en un río y cuya muerte accidental marcó para siempre las vidas de quienes se vieron implicados. La de dos gemelos Estha y Rahel que vivieron veintitrés años separados. La de Ammu, la madre de los gemelos, y sus furtivos amores adúlteros. La del hermano de Ammu, marxista educado en Oxford y divorciado de una mujer inglesa. La de los abuelos, ... continue