Top 5 must-read novels written by Indian authors

5 must read novels: Indian writers such as Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, Ruskin Bond and RK Narayan among others have given us a treasure trove of stories that can be cherished at different stages of life. There are top 5 novel written Indian author which you mush read.

Midnight’s children

Rushdie, identified as a master storyteller published this novel in 1981.  Saleem Sinai was born at the exact moment when India became an independent country. He is born with telepathic powers, as well as an enormous and constantly dripping nose with an extremely sensitive sense of smell. Through this novel, Rushdie reflects on the transitions of India from British colonial rule to independence and partition.  It looks at the society, culture, religion, politics and language through the era. Midnight’s children won both the Booker Prize and James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1981.

A Suitable Boy

This novel is written by Vikram Seth and was published in 1993.  Lata attends the marriage of her elder sister with university lecturer Pran Kumar when her mother resolves that Lata too must get married.

Malgudi Days

This novel written by R. K. Narayan was published in 1943. In this novel, you will get to read 32 different short stories from the fictional town Malgudi in South India. Each of the stories portrays a facet of life in Malgudi. Some of the stories were later adapted to a Doordarshan teleshow of the same name.

Train to Pakistan

This novel is written by Khushwant Singh and it was published in 1956. This novel recounts the Partition of India in 1947 through the perspective of Mano Majra, a fictional border village. It talks about the mental trauma faced by the people, their suffering, their fear and the haters between two different communities.

Lone fox dancing

This novel is written by Ruskin Bond and it was published in 2017. This is the autobiography of one of India’s most loved writers who tried to show us the special aspect of even the most mundane things. This book takes us through the roots of everything he has written. Like his works, his autobiography is honest and engaging.

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