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Recommended books (17)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the Read Around Asia Challenge were written by authors from India. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

1.

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry EN

Rating: 4     126 Votes
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
"A novel set in India during the Emergency, by the author of Such a Long Journey."
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Recommended: 17 May 2018

2.

A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, Larry Buttrose EN

Rating: 4     44 Votes
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
"When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines. Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth led him to pour over satellite images of the c... continue
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Recommended: 25 May 2022

3.

A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth EN

Rating: 3.5     70 Votes
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
Vikram Seth's novel is, at its core, a love story: Lata and her mother, Mrs. Rupa Mehra, are both trying to find -- through love or through exacting maternal appraisal -- a suitable boy for Lata to marry. Set in the early 1950s, in an India newly independent and struggling through a time of crisis, A Suitable Boy takes us into the richly imagined world of four large extended families and spins a compulsively readable tale of their lives and loves. A sweeping panoramic portrait of a complex, multiethnic society in flux, A Suitable Boy remains the story of ordinary people caught up in a web of l... continue
Recommended: 21 May 2022

4.

Aru Shah and the City of Gold by Roshani Chokshi EN

0 Ratings
Country: Asia / India flag India
Recommended: 16 Feb 2022

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China Room by Sunjeev Sahota EN

Rating: 4     7 Votes
Country: Asia / India flag India
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Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

6.

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie EN

Rating: 4     46 Votes
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's recent film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. With exclusive designs that hav... continue
Recommended: 01 Jul 2022

7.

Internment by Samira Ahmed EN

Rating: 3.5     12 Votes
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
'Samira has created a chilling, powerful, all-too-real near future that's a must-read for everyone's TBR' Karen M. McManus, author of One Of Us Is Lying 'A must-read . . . A heart-rending and all-too credible tale of sacrifice, the ugly face of authority and the courage of youth' Sunday Times' Children's Book of the Month 'A tremendous novel' the Guardian Rebellions are built on hope. Set in a horrifying 'fifteen minutes in the future' United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin is forced into an internment camp for Muslim-Americans along with her parents. With the help of newly-made friends ... continue
Recommended: 11 Sep 2022

8.

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri EN

Rating: 4     140 Votes
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
In nine stories imbued with the sensual details of Indian culture, Lahiri charts the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations.
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Recommended: 26 Jan 2018

9.

Just another jihadi Jane by Tabish Khair EN

0 Ratings
Country: Asia / India flag India
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Recommended: 23 Mar 2018

10.

Q and A by Vikas Swarup EN

Rating: 4.5     7 Votes
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
Arrested for unbelievably answering all twelve questions on the Indian game show "Who Will Win a Billion?" semi-literate waiter Ram Mohammad Thomas explains to his lawyer how he knew the answer to each question due to events in his personal life, from a past meeting with a zealous Australian army colonel to his tour guide job at the Taj Mahal. A first novel. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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Recommended: 17 May 2018


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