Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Authors from India--Finally!

Last month I did a couple of blogs on Southern Asian authors and I promised you one on authors from India.  So here it is.  Finally.  Sorry it took so long.

Try one of the following talented novelists, poets, and writers from India:

Chetan Bhagat--According to the NY Times he is "the biggest selling English language novelist in India's history."

Amit Chaudhuri--He is an internationally recognized author and academic but also a poet, critic, and classical musician.

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni--This Indian-American author, poet, and professor of writing received her masters degree from nearby Wright State University.

Amitav Ghosh--He is an award-winning historical fiction writer and professor at Queens College, NY.

Tabish Khair--He is an Indian-English writer, poet, and professor at the University of Aarhus in Denmark.

Red Earth and Pouring Rain by Vikram Chandra
English, August: An Indian Story by Upamanyu Chatterjee
That Summer in Paris by Abha Dawesar
The Artist of Disappearance by Anita Desai
Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard by Kiran Desai
Blind Faith by Sagarika Ghose
Lucky Everyday by Bapsy Jain
The Blue Bedspread by Raj Kamal Jha
The Romantics by Pankaj Mishra
Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
Miss New India by Bharati Mukherjee
Mistress by Anita Nair
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
Chef by Jaspreet Singh



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