Indian literature refers to the literature produced on the Indian subcontinent until 1947 and in the Republic of India thereafter.
The term "Indian literature" is sometimes used more loosely to refer to literature of the Indian diaspora (people of Indian origin living outside of India). Some people also use it to refer more broadly (and incorrectly if speaking of work produced after Partition in 1947) to South Asian literature.
The Republic of India has 22 officially recognized languages. Indian literature is written in these languages as well as in the English language.
No one person is the cause for or consequence of all that happens. I am just the tenth man, the threshold, the turn in the tide. I stand here on the shoulders of humanity, a mere instrument of Time. – Govinda Shauri
Welcome to Indian Bookworms. This is a place where all our fellow Indians can come together and…more
Welcome to Indian Bookworms. This is a place where all our fellow Indians can come together and eat all kinds of genre; from General Fiction to Crime fiction, from Literature to Classics and simultaneously discuss them. There is only one rule and that is to respect the feelings of your fellow readers.
"Interested in history - then you have found the right group". The History Book Club is the lar…more
"Interested in history - then you have found the right group".
The History Book Club is the largest history and nonfiction group on Goodreads and these are some of our Focus Areas. We welcome new members from across the globe and we are a large international group.
The fifth History Book Club Readathon begins at 8AM - October 24, 2015 - Sign up now - so you and your books can be counted.
First - join the group. Second, sign up here.
The History Book Club discussion of The Pope and Mussolini by David Kertzer is in progress led by Bentley. A Division of the Spoils (Book Four of the Raj Quartet) by Paul Scott is in progress - led by Jill as part of our India Challenge. The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert kicks off today - led by Teri.
Exotic Book Cavalcade to Iconic India
10/1/13 through the end of the Raj Quartet discussions - (a pick 5 challenge of your choice)
The Land of the Rising Sun Book Express (Read Japan) Challenge
- 01/01/15 - 07/31/15
One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon by Tim Weiner - The author will be with us during the discussion of his new book and this will be a free book offer for some of our fortunate members so stay tuned for an opportunity to be part of this spotlighted read. Sign up now for free book offer.
On Politics: A History of Political Thought From Herodotus to the Present by Alan Ryan - (a year long read)
A place for bloggers, readers and writers from India to connect. If you are outside India, and i…more
A place for bloggers, readers and writers from India to connect. If you are outside India, and interested in books and Indian culture, please feel free to join. Your opinion is precious to us and we'd love to have you!