Indian Fiction and Indian Fiction authors have seen some incredible boom in past few years. 10 – 15 years ago, Salman Rushdie was the only Fiction author of Indian origin who was known to the international community. Today, the scene is a little different. There are many faces who have marked their position in the fiction category and are renowned writers who’s work is appreciated internationally. Many of their work pieces have been top sellers around the globe and some of these novels are the best selling books across the countries and all over world.
If you haven’t yet had a bite of Indian literature or would like to read some more, here’s a list of some of the Best Indian Fiction you must read.
Title: Of Course I Love You. . ! : Till I Find Someone (paperback)
Author: Durjoy Datta
Of course I love you is a story set in Delhi, 2006-2008, that revolves around nightclubs, colleges, relationships and friendships. It’s about Debashish Roy, a young college going guy. He is any ordinary guy much apparant from his guy-next-door name. What’s not though is his enviable interminably long list of girls he had managed to date and taken to bed amongst other things. Things are going fine until one day, Avantika, a girl so beautiful that you would have a tendency to stab yourself back to reality, walks into his life and wrests away everything he has. As his relationship with her gets steamier and deeper, everything else in his life gets on a fast track to one direction. Down.
Title : 2 states (The story of my marriage)
Author : Chetan Bhagat
Chetan Bhagat latest book ‘2 States’ is about a boy and girl from two different states of India, who fall in love and want to get married. Of course, their parents don’t agree. What happens next is what the book is about.
Title: Love and Longing in Bombay
Author: Vikram Chandra
Vikram Chandra’s second book, a collection of short stories. In a waterfront bar in Bombay, an enigmatic civil servant tells stories to a group of friends. In “Dharma,” an old soldier returns home to find that his house is haunted by the spirit of a small child; in “Shakti,” two great ladies engage in ruthless drawing-room warfare; in “Kama,” a policeman investigating a murder journeys into the mysteries of his own heart…
Title: The God of Small Things
Author: Arundhati Roy
In her first novel, award-winning Indian screenwriter Arundhati Roy conjures a whoosh of wordplay that rises from the pages like a brilliant jazz improvisation. The God of Small Things is nominally the story of young twins Rahel and Estha and the rest of their family, but the book feels like a million stories spinning out indefinitely; it is the product of a genius child-mind that takes everything in and transforms it in an alchemy of poetry. The God of Small Things is at once exotic and familiar to the Western reader, written in an English that’s completely new and invigorated by the Asian Indian influences of culture and language.
Title: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (Unknown)
Author : Robin Sharma
WITH A BRAND NEW LOOK! The # 1 International Bestseller Wisdom to Create a Life of Passion, Purpose, and Peace This inspiring tale provides a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance, and joy. A wonderfully crafted fable, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari tells the extraordinary story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life. On a life-changing odyssey to an ancient culture, he discovers powerful, wise, and practical lessons that teach us to: Develop joyful thoughts Follow our lifes mission and calling Cultivate self-discipline and act courageously Value time as our most important commodity Nourish our relationships, and live fully, one day at a time A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams And Reaching Your Destiny Read Extracts Category.