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Recommended historical books (5)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into historical here are some historical books from India for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.

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A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth EN

Rating: 5 (2 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

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Daura by Anukrti Upadhyay EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
A young District Collector is posted to one of the furthest outposts of rural Rajasthan. As he becomes more and more involved with the lives and troubles of the common people in his district, he finds himself sucked deeper and deeper into the dark heart of the desert.

3.

Pinjar: The Skeleton and Other Stories by Amrita Pitam EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
"The skeleton ... [is] set against the background of religious and clan feuds on the eve of Partition ... That man is a compelling account of a young man born under strange circumstances and abandoned at the altar of God"--Page 4 of cover

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The Jaguar Smile : A Nicaraguan Journey by Salman Rushdie EN

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Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
In this brilliantly focused and haunting portrait of the people, the politics, the land, and the poetry of Nicaragua, Salman Rushdie brings to the forefront the palpable human facts of a country in the midst of a revolution. Rushdie went to Nicaragua in 1986, harboring no preconceptions of what he might find. What he discovered was overwhelming: a culture of heroes who had turned into inanimate objects and of politicians and warriors who were poets; a land of difficult, often beautiful contradictions. His perceptions always heightened by his special sensitivity to “the views from underneath,” ... continue

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The Storyteller's Secret by Sejal Badani EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
Nothing prepares Jaya, a New York journalist, for the heartbreak of her third miscarriage and the slow unraveling of her marriage in its wake. Desperate to assuage her deep anguish, she decides to go to India to uncover answers to her family's past.