Reading books opens a new world where you can live virtually with those characters. Information search is the main action to be carried out before visiting a destination. On this World Book Day we like to suggest some books that will give intense knowledge about India.
1. Mr. Iyer goes to war
Ryan Lobo’s debut novel depicts hindu mythology, incarnation, economy, political and culture of Varanasi and Kumbh Mela in Uttar Pradesh. A 60-year old Mr. Lalgudi Iyer is the protagonist of this journey who suddenly gets an an epiphany about being an incarnation of a mythological hero, Bhima. Mr.Iyer and his Sancho Panza, an undertaker named Bencho, goes on a series of adventures.
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2. Women of the Raj
It was the period of colonialism, whole lot of British migrated to India to rule them under a government known as the Raj. This book shows the life of women in both Indian culture and women who turned into ‘Anglo Indian’. The author presents a vivid cultural and social history of women and India in its richness and vitality.
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3. Eat,Pray and Love
An educated, ambitious women who supposed to live happily but unfortunately was levelled up with divorce, depression, failure in love. To find her soul, she went on exploration of food, spirituality and affection. First to Pasta country, she got to know the art, Italian language and get fat by eating lots and lots of Cheese. Next to Land of Religion and mythology “India” where she got to know the art of spirituality. Next to, nature’s paradise Indonesian island ‘Bali’. This book is certain to touch anyone who has ever woken up to the unrelenting need for change.
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4. Holy cow
Holy Cow is Macdonald’s often hilarious chronicle of her adventures in a land of chaos and contradiction, of encounters with Hinduism, Islam and Jainism, Sufis, Sikhs, Parsis and Christians and a kaleidoscope of yogis, swamis and Bollywood stars. From spiritual retreats and crumbling nirvanas to war zones and New Delhi nightclubs, it is a journey that only a woman on a mission to save her soul, her love life—and her sanity—can survive.
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5. A passage to India
Pankaj Mishra outlines Forster’s complex engagement with Indian society and culture. This edition reproduces the Abinger text and notes, and also includes four of Forster’s essays on India, a chronology and further reading.
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6. Around India in 80 trains
Monisha once travelled to India with her parents got unfavourable experience. Twenty years later she again travelled to India and travelled though India in 80 trains. It depicts the story of adventure and drama infused with sparkling wit and humour.
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7. God of small things
Arundati Roy’s debut novel is powerpack family story, forbidden love and political drama. This novel is a must read to know the culture and political state of India in 1969.
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