Remembering Gems of Indian English Literature & their Works
WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar
R.K. Narayan – The Guide
The Guide is yet another story set up in Malgudi. R.K. Narayan won the Sahitya Akademi Award for the book in 1960.
Rohinton Mistry – A Fine Balance
A fine balance revolves around various characters in Mumbai during the time of turmoil and government emergencies.
Jhumpa Lahiri – The Interpreter Of Maladies
This is a collection of nine stories by Lahiri. The stories are based on lives of Indians and Indian Americans who are lost between the two cultures.
Vikram Seth – A Suitable Boy
The story focuses on India post-partition as a family looks for a suitable boy to marry their daughter.
Arundhati Roy – God of Small Things
It is a story of fraternal twins and how small things make a large difference in people’s lives and behavior.
Kiran Desai – The Inheritance of Loss
The book, written over a period of seven years after her first book, portrays different conflicts between various Indian groups, in the past and at present.
Mulk Raj Anand – The Private Life of an Indian Prince
The story revolves around abolition of princely states in India, focusing on the life of a King and his fascination towards one of his mistresses.
Rabindranath Tagore – Gitanjali
The English version has 103 poems. The collection includes Tagore’s translation of 53 original Bengali poems and 50 other poems from his drama Achalayatan.
Khushwant Singh – Train to Pakistan
Train To Pakistan is a compelling portrayal of the partition of India.
Anita Desai – In Custody
The book portrays the life of a Hindi teacher whose heart lies in Urdu poetry.
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