"Multi-character saga involving the domestic situations of four North Indian families (one in particular who is trying to find a suitable boy for marriage of a daughter). Set in a newly independent 1950s India."
"The congenial life of a small town printer and his friends is threatened when a powerful taxidermist moves in with his jungle of stuffed animals and other animations. Loosely based on the Indian myth "Basmasura"."
"The pathos and generation gap of a father-son relationship in 1970s and 80's India. Father is a product of British influence and Nehruvian nationalism, and is growing old and weary. Son finds himself on a journey through memories of his father, family, culture and country."
"Ambition, love and art within the court of the Mughal emperor Akbar set in early 16th century. Featuring the gifted, young Bizhad (son of Akbar's favorite court painter) and his suffering coming of age."
"A series of novellas set primarily in the eras of Emperor Ashoka and Mughal Emperor Akbar. These are loosely linked by a contemporary story involving a treasure hunt within the immense fortress of Mangarh. (See also the sequel "India Fortunes".)"
"One year chronicle of a young, privileged new Indian Administrative Service trainee during his posting to a remote provincial village. (See also Chatterjee's satirical sequel "The Mammaries of the Welfare State".)"
"Hundreds of years of Sikhs and Muslims living peacefully together is suddenly shattered with the arrival of a "ghost" train. A fictionalized examination of the human element of the 1947 Partition of India."
"Story of a struggling Brahmin family in a small city on the Bay of Bengal in contemporary India. Each chapter written from the viewpoint of a different character. Kiriyamaa Pacific Rim Book Award finalist, and winner of 2001 Commonwealth Writers Prize."
"A rising Nepalese insurgency challenges the old way of life in northeastern Himalayas at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga. Set in the mid 1980s. Winner of the 2006 Booker Prize, and 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award."
""Set in Mumbai, India between 1975 and 1977 during the turmoil of "The Emergency" (a period of expanded government power and crackdowns on civil liberties) four characters of diverse backgrounds come together, develop a bond and depart from each other's lives as dramatically as they came" (Wikipedia). Short-listed for 1996 Booker Prize, and winner of 1996 Commonwealth Writers Prize."
"Epic storytelling in the style of "A Thousand and One Nights" by a typing monkey (who is a reincarnate Brahmin warrior-poet) and a young Indian student. Winner of the David Higham, and Commonwealth Writers Prizes."
"Examination of the class divide in Bombay India, through the relationship of a mistress (a middle-class Parsi widow) and her longtime (slum-dwelling) domestic servant. Their lives, despite class disparity, are equally heartbreaking."
""Set in the Punjab in 1937, this novel reveals the mounting tension that preceded Partition. This tension is reflected in the lives of a respected man whose wife is unable to bear children and his young second wife, a village girl" (Storycode). Winner of the 2000 Commonwealth Prize."
"Story of the conflict between royal father and son, the prince's autocratic rule and luxurious way of life, and his Princely State's merger with the Union of India in the "new democracy". (See also Malgonkiar's "The Devil's Wind", and "Bend in the Ganges".)"
"Set in Kerala India, the story of childhood experiences of a pair of fraternal twins who become victims of circumstance (caste and love). The time frame shifts between 1969 when the twins are 7 years old to 1993 when they are reunited at age 31. Magical realism. 1997 Booker Prize winner."
"A Bangalore businessman (self-styled "White Tiger") writes a series of letters to the Chinese Premier in anticipation of his visit to India, wishing to impart something of the "New India". His lessons about India's class struggles are drawn from his own "rags-to-riches" life. Set contemporary India. 2008 Booker Prize winner."
"Story of princess brought up in 19th century royal India. Raised in the 1000 year old tradition of purdah (a strict regime of seclusion, silence, and submission) the princess is unprepared to assume the role of Regent Maharani of Sirpur upon the death of her decadent, Westernized husband."