But, as many problems as I have with Nathaniel Hawthorne, I do have to concede that forcing kids to read books is actually a pretty solid educational strategy. He is known for Comedy-drama novels about young urban middle-class Indians. He later graduated and decided to become a stay at home writer. Publisher: Indian Thought Publications 11. This book not only won the Booker prize, but the Booker of Booker prizes, meaning that it was judged to be the best novel to win the prize in its 25 year history. This is her second book and won several literary prizes. This was a compilation of all her short stories about the life of immigrants in post-partition India.
Ages 8+ By Anushka Ravishankar, this is a story about Ana, who gets fish as a birthday gift instead of a puppy. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth: £10. His interest in reading was evident since a very young age and his hobby soon became a habit. Just like how Sleepless in Seattle and Terminator 2 are both set in America and therefore virtually indistinguishable. So here are a few books that should be because I was always that nerd who liked reading Shakespeare and whatnot in high school—I mean, I took the elective class on James Joyce senior year. What are you ashamed of? Set in a posh neighbourhood in Delhi, the story follows the eccentricities of a retired Supreme Court judge and his five daughters 10. Ruskin Bond Bond was born in Punjab, British Indian and attained his education in Shimla and after completion of high school he moved to the U.
She became recognizable by a patch over her left eye, having lost the sight in it to a grenade fired by a government soldier in Sri Lanka in 2001; it became her trademark badge of bravery. . Delhi reveals to us the underbelly of the chequered history of this old and grand city. It is part beautiful, part hilarious and part very, very sad. The book is available in Hindi, Marathi and English and is published by Tulika Books. Jai offers to help him find them and the two take off on a crazy journey, zooming in and out of paintings, through milestones in M.
Angels in America is a play, yes, but the script is well worth reading. The book was also included in the 5. There is an e-books website called Getlitt. Some are cultural touchstones that belong in every kid's library. When Manju meets a young privileged Muslim boy, it forces him to question his place in the world and changes him irrevocably forever. This New York based writer was born in India and was raised in Mumbai in his early years.
In 1857, the first war against the British known popularly as the Sepoy Mutinee marked the end of the Mughal rule. This book is considered by many as a perfect textbook for any student of India. When I returned home four months later I was inexplicably carrying the fast-forming foetus of my novel:. In the book, the protagonist, Balram Halwai, narrates his life to the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao: how the son of a rickshaw puller works as a chauffeur in Delhi and then flees to Bangalore after killing his employer, stealing his money and becoming a successful businessman. Basically one of the cornerstones of all Hindu teaching. Ages 6-9 Mahasweta Devi tells us how she meets Moyna and her mongoose! Wilde loathed his dad, though acknowledged that they were very much alike. At its heart, it is the love story of the beautiful Gandharva princess, Kadambari, and the moon god, Chandrapida.
This book was also produced as an award-winning television series by Shyam Benegal. This is a book about the consequences. In 1998, it was included as one of the few Indian contributions in The New Oxford Book of English Prose. To all the men out there who want to be allies should read this book and get up to speed. In contrast, the opening story about a bedraggled family saved from ruin by a mysterious benefactor reads like a fable overheard in an Irish pub on a rainy day, full of loves lost and sideways unraveling. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi has always been a very prominent figure in Indian history.
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy: £8. K Narayan is best known for stories based in and around the fictional village of Malgudi. You may not be able to make it to her sold-out Beyoncé-like stadium tour organized by Live Nation, who usually manage concerts for the likes of Rihanna and U2. She went ahead for her masters and attained her degree from the Boston University. Buy your copy Header image source: Amazon Liked this post? Here then, is the list of 10 books in no particular order on Indian history that we have compiled based on your responses.
Trying To Grow 1991 by Firdaus Kanga A semi-autobiographical work about Daryus Kotwal, a Parsi boy in Bombay suffering from osteogenesis imperfecta or brittle bones, a condition Kanga himself was born with who doesn't let that come in the way of his life and sex. This is their journey through the Sunderbans. Ruskin Bond Bond was born in Punjab, British Indian and attained his education in Shimla and after completion of high school he moved to the U. Especially today, when kids are able to watch YouTube videos of American police officers murdering innocent people, this is a deeply resonant piece of writing for high schoolers, as well as every other American citizen. This story of the empire, love and the changing society is definitely worth reading.
Interested in rural development and social issues, she dreams of actually bringing a change in society and writing a book of her own one day. An additional book which I recommend from my Heart. It might seem biased they're personal picks from the best literary minds of our time. Fifty classic literary works from the world's great writers listed on a stainless steel bookmark. Find time to just sit back and savour them. It was also shortlisted for the 2005 Samuel Johnson Prize.