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A Suitable Boy: A Novel (Modern Classics)
1.  A Suitable Boy: A Novel (Modern Classics) by Vikram Seth
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  "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."
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The Man-Eater of Malgudi (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
2.  The Man-Eater of Malgudi (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) by R. K. Narayan
The list author says:
  "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"."
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The Point of Return: A Novel
3.  The Point of Return: A Novel by Siddhartha Deb
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  "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."
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Water: A Novel
4.  Water: A Novel by Bapsi Sidhwa
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  "The lives of widows in 1930s Benaras India.  Features an eight year old newly wed, newly widowed girl; abandoned to live the rest of her life secluded in a widows ashram."
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Nectar in a Sieve (Signet Classics)
5.  Nectar in a Sieve (Signet Classics) by Kamala Markandaya
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  "A simple peasant woman from a small Indian village recalls her life of struggle and strength."
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Song of the Cuckoo Bird: A Novel
6.  Song of the Cuckoo Bird: A Novel by Amulya Malladi
The list author says:
  "Set in a religious community of Tella Medaon on the Bay of Bengal in southern India.  Saga of generations of inhabitants of the ashram spanning 1940s to contemporary day India."
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The Miniaturist
7.  The Miniaturist by Kunal Basu
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  "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."
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Mandala (Oriental Novels of Pearl S. Buck)
8.  Mandala (Oriental Novels of Pearl S. Buck) by Pearl S. Buck
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  "Tale of two cultures at odds within a transitioning, post-colonial India and following one's "sympathies"."
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India Treasures : An Epic Novel of Rajasthan and Northern India through the Ages
9.  India Treasures : An Epic Novel of Rajasthan and Northern India through the Ages by Gary Worthington
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  "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".)"
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The Sari Shop: A Novel
10.  The Sari Shop: A Novel by Rupa Bajwa
The list author says:
  "Character driven narrative of contemporary India as exemplified by the city character of Amritsar. Long-listed for the 2004 Orange Prize, and 2005 Kiriyama Prize finalist."
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Beneath a Marble Sky: A Love Story
11.  Beneath a Marble Sky: A Love Story by John Shors
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  "Politics, intrigue, love, and loss in 17th century imperial Hindustan (India) during and after the construction of the Taj Mahal (a mausoleum for the beloved wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan)."
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English, August: An Indian Story (New York Review Books Classics)
12.  English, August: An Indian Story (New York Review Books Classics) by Upamanyu Chatterjee
The list author says:
  "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".)"
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Difficult Daughters: A Novel
13.  Difficult Daughters: A Novel by Manju Kapur
The list author says:
  "Control over one's destiny (individually and as a country) is the main theme as the heroine seeks independence in 1940s India.  Short-listed for the Crossword Book Award."
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Train to Pakistan
14.  Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh
The list author says:
  "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."
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The Hero's Walk (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
15.  The Hero's Walk (Ballantine Reader's Circle) by Anita Rau Badami
The list author says:
  "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."
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The Seduction of Silence
16.  The Seduction of Silence by Bem Le Hunte
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  "The spiritual and emotional journeys of a remarkable Indian family through five generations."
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The Mountain of Light: A Novel
17.  The Mountain of Light: A Novel by Indu Sundaresan
The list author says:
  "Historical fiction tracing the history of the famous Kohinoor diamond ("Mountain of Light") from Mughal empire of 1526 to Victorian England where it still resides today."
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The Inheritance of Loss
18.  The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
The list author says:
  "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."
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The Gift of a Cow, Second Edition: A Translation from the Hindi Novel
19.  The Gift of a Cow, Second Edition: A Translation from the Hindi Novel by Premacanda
The list author says:
  "(Novel aka "Godaan").  Set in colonial 1920-1930's Oudh India.  Follows the lives of a cross-section of Indian humanity.  Considered a classic of Indian (Hindi) literature."
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Midnight's Children
20.  Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
The list author says:
  "Magical realism/historical fiction epic family saga featuring a child born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of India’s independence.  Winner of the 1981 Booker Prize."
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Twilight in Delhi (New Directions Paperbook)
21.  Twilight in Delhi (New Directions Paperbook) by Ahmed Ali
The list author says:
  "Depiction of a parallel decline of an upper-class Muslim merchants' family and of Mughal Delhi circa 1911."
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Taj: A Story of Mughal India
22.  Taj: A Story of Mughal India by Timeri Murari
The list author says:
  "Set in Mughal 17th century India.  Richly textured, exotic adventure story of the fantastic memorial Emperor Shah Jahan had built for his beloved wife.  (See also Sandra Wilson's "Taj".)"
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Untouchable (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
23.  Untouchable (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) by Mulk Raj Anand
The list author says:
  "Story of one day in the life of an 18 year old "untouchable" outcaste in 1935 British colonial India.  Considered a classic."
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A Fine Balance
24.  A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
The list author says:
  ""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."
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Red Earth and Pouring Rain: A Novel
25.  Red Earth and Pouring Rain: A Novel by Vikram Chandra
The list author says:
  "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."
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The Great Indian Novel
26.  The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor
The list author says:
  "A chronicle of the Indian struggle for freedom and independence from Great Britain inspired by the 2000 year old Hindu epic "The Mahabharata".  Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize."
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The Space Between Us
27.  The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
The list author says:
  "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."
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What the Body Remembers: A Novel
28.  What the Body Remembers: A Novel by Shauna Singh Baldwin
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  ""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."
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The Toss of a Lemon
29.  The Toss of a Lemon by Padma Viswanathan
The list author says:
  "Set starting 1896 in a rural southern Indian village, the story follows the life of a traditional Brahmin widow in a cloistered world."
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The Raj Quartet: The Towers of Silence, A Division of the Spoils (Everyman's Library)
30.  The Raj Quartet: The Towers of Silence, A Division of the Spoils (Everyman's Library) by Paul Scott
The list author says:
  "Omnibus containing the 4 masterful novels of "The Raj Quartet" about the concluding years of the British Raj in India mid-1900s.  Literary classic."
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The Death of Vishnu: A Novel
31.  The Death of Vishnu: A Novel by Manil Suri
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  "Metaphoric tale about the occupants of a Mumbai (Bombay) apartment building and more specifically the spiritual journey of a dying named Vishnu living on an apartment building landing."
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The House of Subadar
32.  The House of Subadar by Vijay Medtia
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  "A farming family's 1000 mile migration to Bombay (through the Punjab, Gujurat and Rajastan) as lives are remade and reclaimed.  Short-listed for the 2007 Glen Dimplex Award."
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The House of Blue Mangoes: A Novel
33.  The House of Blue Mangoes: A Novel by David Davidar
The list author says:
  "Family chronicle spanning nearly half a century (1899 to 1947) and three generations of the Christian Dorai family of Southern India as they search for their place in a rapidly changing society."
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The Princes
34.  The Princes by Manohar Malgonkar
The list author says:
  "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".)"
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The God of Small Things
35.  The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The list author says:
  "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."
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The Last Song of Dusk: A Novel
36.  The Last Song of Dusk: A Novel by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
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  "Bombay in 1920s twilight of British colonial rule; a bittersweet story of love, loss, fairy tales, and fate.  Magical realism.  Winner Betty Trask Award."
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The White Tiger: A Novel
37.  The White Tiger: A Novel by Aravind Adiga
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  "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."
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Raj
38.  Raj by Gita Mehta
The list author says:
  "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."
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River of Fire
39.  River of Fire by Qurratulʻain Ḥaidar
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  "Epic spanning from the 4th century B.C. to the time of 1947 Partition and Independence.  Focusing on the loves and lives of a set of characters.  Historical fiction with magical realism."
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THE CURSE OF KALI: Historical Drama set in India
40.  THE CURSE OF KALI: Historical Drama set in India by Audrey Blankenhagen
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  ""Blood and guts" historical fiction/romance/adventure set in 19th century British India.  Interweaves the Indian Mutiny, Cult of Kali, Muslim Royal court, and British Raj."
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