Remembering Gems of Indian English Literature & their Works

WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar news

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.

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Rohinton Mistry – A Fine Balance

A fine balance revolves around various characters in Mumbai during the time of turmoil and government emergencies.

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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.

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Vikram Seth – A Suitable Boy

The story focuses on India post-partition as a family looks for a suitable boy to marry their daughter.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Khushwant Singh – Train to Pakistan

Train To Pakistan is a compelling portrayal of the partition of India.

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Anita Desai – In Custody

The book portrays the life of a Hindi teacher whose heart lies in Urdu poetry.

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