Books set in India (89)


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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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Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai EN

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A wonderful novel in two parts, moving from the heart of a close-knit Indian household, with its restrictions and prejudices, its noisy warmth and sensual appreciation of food, to the cool centre of an American family, with its freedom and strangely self-denying attitudes to eating. In both it is ultimately the women who suffer, whether, paradoxically, from a surfeit of feasting and family life in India, or from self-denial and starvation in the US. Or both. Uma, the plain, older daughter still lives at home, frustrated in her attempts to escape and make a life for herself. Her Indian family i... continue

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Fence by Ilā Āraba Mahetā EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / India flag India
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"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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Friend of my Youth by Amit Chaudhuri EN

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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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Goddess of the River by Vaishnavi Patel EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Description:
A powerful reimagining of the story of Ganga, goddess of the river, and her doomed mortal son, from Vaishnavi Patel, author of the instant New York Times bestseller Kaikeyi. A mother and a son. A goddess and a prince. A curse and an oath. A river whose course will change the fate of the world. Ganga, joyful goddess of the river, serves as caretaker to the mischievous godlings who roam her banks. But when their antics incur the wrath of a powerful sage, Ganga is cursed to become mortal, bound to her human form until she fulfils the obligations of the curse. Though she knows nothing of mortal li... continue

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Half a Life: A Novel by V. S. Naipaul EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Description:
In a narrative that moves with dreamlike swiftness from India to England to Africa, Nobel Laureate V. S. Naipaul has produced his finest novel to date, a bleakly resonant study of the fraudulent bargains that make up an identity. The son of a Brahmin ascetic and his lower-caste wife, Willie Chandran grows up sensing the hollowness at the core of his father's self-denial and vowing to live more authentically. That search takes him to the immigrant and literary bohemias of 1950s London, to a facile and unsatisfying career as a writer, and at last to a decaying Portugese colony in East Africa, wh... 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.