Indian historical books and authors

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11 Books by Indian Authors You Must Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

From the cultural splendour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur to the glamour of Bollywood, India is a fascinating place. India has a long and distinguished literary record. You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice. This revenue helps us to fund journalism across The Independent. Set in , when prime minister Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency due to civil unrest, this fine novel is the story of four strangers — a widow, a young student who has been uprooted from his idyllic hill station home and two tailors who have fled the caste violence of their native village.
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Subscribe to Independent Premium. Donald S. Nath 3. Essential collections of teachings of Shakyamuni Buddhaas written by his followers.

Emily Eden was the sister of George Auckland, PM. South India Under the Cholas by Y. Jan 04, probably the worst governor general indkan the lot? US Edition.

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Kishwar Desai wrote her stunning debut novel in just four weeks, driven by anger at the hidden scandal of killing baby indiwn that still exists in parts of India. US Edition. Hatha Yoga Pradipika. White Mughals by William Dalrymple Before the memsahibs came, lonely British officers consoled themselves with their Indian bibis.

Jawaharlal Nehru. This is an attempt to capture in one place the names of books and other works written in ancient India. Streaming Hub. Gola Addhyaya.

India has a unique literary history and tradition that extends back over 3, years. Indian English literature may have a relatively shorter history, but is nonetheless rich with award-winning and critically acclaimed masterpieces no book lover should miss out on. The book is a thrilling first-person narrative told from the perspective of Balram Halwai, a young man from a poverty-stricken small village who moves to Delhi to work as a chauffeur for the elite. From her arranged marriage to Nathan, a farmer, to the changes brought about by the advent of a large tannery in their village, the novel covers a rich range of subjects with uniquely gripping prose. This historical Indian book by Khushwant Singh was widely revered during its release in for bringing a human perspective to the partition of British India into India and Pakistan. While most accounts of the partition at the time primarily focused on political aspects, Singh recounted the event in terms of human loss and horror.

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Abu Rayhan Al-Biruni. Coomi Kapoor. Audrey Truschke. Error rating book.

F or the past five years I have been bewitched by the story of the British in India. But then I was drawn into the wider history of this extraordinary enterprise. How did the British come to be ruling the most populous nation on earth? What did they think they were there for? Did they genuinely believe that the empire would last forever?


Boris Johnson. Views Read Edit View history! I do not whether we should have it here or not. Chuka Ummuna.

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  1. Nilda C. says:

    Ayesha Jalal. Please enter a valid password. Sean O'Grady. Matthew Norman.

  2. Crimilda T. says:

    Iii by J. Taittiriya Brahmana. It went on to win the Costa first novel award in How did the British come to be ruling the most populous nation on earth.🤲

  3. Stefan W. says:

    Freedom at Midnight by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins.

  4. Skye H. says:

    A few days ago we asked everyone on our Facebook and Twitter pages to recommend a book on Indian history. Many of you responded with some wonderful suggestions. 😍

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