Around the World in 80 Books discussion

482 views

Comments (showing 1-30 of 30) (30 new)    post a comment »
dateDown_arrow    newest »

message 1: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 5662 comments Place any books set in India here.


message 2: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Nov 01, 2011 05:54PM) (new)

Diane | 5662 comments Books set in India:


The God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyThe God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The White Tiger by Aravind AdigaThe White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
The Namesake by Jhumpa LahiriThe Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Midnight's Children by Salman RushdieMidnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryFine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran DesaiThe Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
Life of Pi by Yann MartelLife of Pi by Yann Martel
A Passage to India by E.M. ForsterA Passage to India by E.M. Forster
A Suitable Boy by Vikram SethA Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
Shantaram by Gregory David RobertsShantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Space Between Us by Thrity UmrigarThe Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
Siddhartha by Hermann HesseSiddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya GowdaSecret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Sea of Poppies by Amitav GhoshSea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh (1st book in trilogy)
Q & A by Vikas SwarupQ & A by Vikas Swarup
Kim by Rudyard KiplingKim by Rudyard Kipling
Holy Cow by Sarah MacdonaldHoly Cow by Sarah Macdonald
Maximum City  Bombay Lost and Found by Suketu MehtaMaximum City: Bombay Lost and Found by Suketu Mehta
The Far Pavilions by M.M. KayeThe Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye
The Death of Vishnu by Manil SuriThe Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri
Sacred Games by Vikram ChandraSacred Games by Vikram Chandra
Family Matters by Rohinton MistryFamily Matters by Rohinton Mistry
Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee DivakaruniSister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
The Twentieth Wife by Indu SundaresanThe Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan
The Toss of a Lemon by Padma ViswanathanThe Toss of a Lemon by Padma Viswanathan
Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala MarkandayaNectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
Such a Long Journey by Rohinton MistrySuch a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry
The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics) by AnonymousThe Bhagavad Gita by Anonymous
City of Djinns  A Year in Delhi by William DalrympleCity of Djinns: A Year in Delhi by William Dalrymple
The Enchantress of Florence by Salman RushdieThe Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie
Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard  A Novel by Kiran DesaiHullabaloo in the Guava Orchard: A Novel by Kiran Desai
The Case of the Missing Servant (Vish Puri, #1) by Tarquin HallThe Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall (1st book in series)
The Siege of Krishnapur by J.G. FarrellThe Siege of Krishnapur by J.G. Farrell
The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee DivakaruniThe Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
The Feast of Roses by Indu SundaresanThe Feast of Roses by Indu Sundaresan
White Mughals  Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India by William DalrympleWhite Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India by William Dalrymple
Cracking India by Bapsi SidhwaCracking India by Bapsi Sidhwa
Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer JhabvalaHeat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Beneath a Marble Sky by John ShorsBeneath a Marble Sky by John Shors
The Jewel in the Crown (The Raj Quartet, #1) by Paul ScottThe Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott (1st book in series)
In Spite of the Gods by Edward LuceIn Spite of the Gods by Edward Luce
Nine Lives  In Search of the Sacred in Modern India  A Portrait of Modern India by William DalrympleNine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India by William Dalrymple
The Moor's Last Sigh by Salman RushdieThe Moor's Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie
The Story of My Experiments With Truth by Mahatma GandhiThe Story of My Experiments With Truth by Mahatma Gandhi
The Argumentative Indian  Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity by Amartya SenThe Argumentative Indian by Amartya Sen
Shalimar the Clown by Salman RushdieShalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie
The Mango Season by Amulya MalladiThe Mango Season by Amulya Malladi
Red Earth and Pouring Rain  A Novel by Vikram ChandraRed Earth and Pouring Rain: A Novel by Vikram Chandra
Homeless Bird by Gloria WhelanHomeless Bird by Gloria Whelan
Between the Assasinations by Aravind AdigaBetween the Assasinations by Aravind Adiga
Dreaming in Hindi by Katherine Russell RichDreaming in Hindi by Katherine Russell Rich
The Shadow Lines by Amitav GhoshThe Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh
The Jungle Book (Puffin Classics) by Rudyard KiplingThe Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Arranged Marriage by Chitra Banerjee DivakaruniArranged Marriage by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman RushdieThe Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie
The Blue Notebook by James A. LevineThe Blue Notebook by James A. Levine
Six Suspects by Vikas SwarupSix Suspects by Vikas Swarup
The Romantics by Pankaj MishraThe Romantics by Pankaj Mishra
The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad ZamaThe Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama
Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman RushdieHaroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
East of the Sun by Julia GregsonEast of the Sun by Julia Gregson
Animal's People by Indra SinhaAnimal's People by Indra Sinha
The Jungle Books by Rudyard KiplingThe Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling
The Hindi-Bindi Club by Monica PradhanHindi-Bindi Club by Monica Pradhan
Malgudi Days by R.K. NarayanMalgudi Days by R.K. Narayan
Climbing the Stairs by Padma VenkatramanClimbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman
City of Joy by Dominique LapierreCity of Joy by Dominique Lapierre
The Weight of Heaven  A Novel by Thrity UmrigarThe Weight of Heaven: A Novel by Thrity Umrigar
Shadow of the Moon by M.M. KayeShadow of the Moon by M.M. Kaye
The Splendor of Silence  A Novel by Indu SundaresanThe Splendor of Silence: A Novel by Indu Sundaresan
The Last Mughal  The Fall of a Dynasty  Delhi, 1857 (Vintage) by William DalrympleThe Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty: Delhi, 1857 by William Dalrymple
Mughal Throne  The Saga of India's Great Emperors by Abraham EralyMughal Throne: The Saga of India's Great Emperors by Abraham Eraly
The Elephanta Suite  Three Novellas by Paul TherouxThe Elephanta Suite: Three Novellas by Paul Theroux
English, August  An Indian Story by Upamanyu ChatterjeeEnglish, August: An Indian Story by Upamanyu Chatterjee
Love and Longing in Bombay by Vikram ChandraLove and Longing in Bombay by Vikram Chandra
Gay Bombay  Globalization, Love and (Be)Longing in Contemporary India by Parmesh ShahaniGay Bombay by Parmesh Shahani
The Age of Shiva by Manil SuriThe Age of Shiva by Manil Suri
The Upanishads by AnonymousThe Upanishads by Anonymous
Keeping Corner by Kashmira ShethKeeping Corner by Kashmira Sheth
Chef  A Novel by Jaspreet SinghChef: A Novel by Jaspreet Singh
The Hero's Walk by Anita Rau BadamiThe Hero's Walk by Anita Rau Badami
Climbing the Mango Trees  A Memoir of a Childhood in India by Madhur JaffreyClimbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India by Madhur Jaffrey
India After Gandhi  The History of the World's Largest Democracy by Ramachandra GuhaIndia After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy by Ramachandra Guha
The Age of Kali  Indian Travels and Encounters by William DalrympleThe Age of Kali: Indian Travels and Encounters by William Dalrymple
Indian Summer  The Secret History of the End of an Empire by Alex von TunzelmannIndian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire by Alex von Tunzelmann
India  A History by John KeayIndia: A History. Revised and Updated by John Keay
A New History of India by Stanley WolpertA New History of India by Stanley Wolpert
One Night at the Call Center by Chetan BhagatOne Night at the Call Center by Chetan Bhagat
Autobiography of a Yogi (Reprint of Original 1946 Edition) by Paramahansa YoganandaAutobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
A Son of the Circus by John IrvingA Son of the Circus by John Irving
Clear Light of Day by Anita DesaiClear Light of Day by Anita Desai
The Guide by R.K. NarayanThe Guide by R.K. Narayan
Five Point Someone  What Not to Do at IIT by Chetan BhagatFive Point Someone: What Not to Do at IIT by Chetan Bhagat
River of Gods by Ian McDonaldRiver of Gods by Ian McDonald
Last Man in Tower by Aravind AdigaLast Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga
Train to Pakistan by Khushwant SinghTrain to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh
A Good Indian Wife by Anne CherianA Good Indian Wife by Anne Cherian
The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav GhoshThe Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh
The Game (Mary Russell, #7) by Laurie R. KingThe Game by Laurie R. King
Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi by Geoff DyerJeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer
Dark Road to Darjeeling (Lady Julia, #4) by Deanna RaybournDark Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn
The Sandalwood Tree  A Novel by Elle NewmarkThe Sandalwood Tree: A Novel by Elle Newmark
River Sutra, A by Gita MehtaA River Sutra by Gita Mehta


message 3: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Jan 03, 2012 02:01PM) (new)

Diane | 5662 comments More books set in India:


2 states  the story of my marriage by Chetan Bhagat2 states: the story of my marriage by Chetan Bhagat
The Duke of Shadows by Meredith DuranThe Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran
The Ramayana  A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic by R.K. NarayanThe Ramayana by R.K. Narayan
All the Fishes Come Home to Roost  An American Misfit in India by Rachel Manija BrownAll the Fishes Come Home to Roost: An American Misfit in India by Rachel Manija Brown
Fasting, Feasting by Anita DesaiFasting, Feasting by Anita Desai
Shadow Princess  A Novel by Indu SundaresanShadow Princess: A Novel by Indu Sundaresan
Desirable Daughters by Bharati MukherjeeDesirable Daughters by Bharati Mukherjee
Ladies Coupé by Anita NairLadies Coupé by Anita Nair
Miss New India by Bharati MukherjeeMiss New India by Bharati Mukherjee
Making Miss India Miss World  Constructing Gender, Power, and the Nation in Postliberalization India (Cultural Anthropoplogy) by Susan DeweyMaking Miss India Miss World by Susan Dewey
Truly Madly Deeply by Faraaz KaziTruly Madly Deeply by Faraaz Kazi
Freedom at Midnight by Larry CollinsFreedom at Midnight by Larry Collins
Breath of Fresh Air by Amulya MalladiBreath of Fresh Air by Amulya Malladi
Queen of Dreams by Chitra Banerjee DivakaruniQueen of Dreams by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (Mostly set in US)
Untouchable by Mulk Raj AnandUntouchable by Mulk Raj Anand
Sideways on a Scooter  Life and Love in India by Miranda KennedySideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India by Miranda Kennedy
The Girl in the Garden by Kamala NairThe Girl in the Garden by Kamala Nair
For Matrimonial Purposes by Kavita DaswaniFor Matrimonial Purposes by Kavita Daswani
Leaving India  My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents by Minal HajratwalaLeaving India: My Family's Journey by Minal Hajratwala
Zemindar by Valerie FitzgeraldZemindar by Valerie Fitzgerald
The Temple Dancer  A Novel of India by John SpeedThe Temple Dancer: A Novel of India by John Speed
Eating India  An Odyssey into the Food and Culture of the Land of Spices by Chitrita BanerjiEating India: An Odyssey into the Food and Culture of the Land of Spices by Chitrita Banerji
Bombay Time by Thrity UmrigarBombay Time by Thrity Umrigar
Slowly Down the Ganges by Eric NewbySlowly Down the Ganges by Eric Newby
Olivia and Jai by Rebecca RymanOlivia and Jai by Rebecca Ryman
Haunting Bombay by Shilpa AgarwalHaunting Bombay by Shilpa Agarwal
The Moonstone by Wilkie CollinsThe Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
East, West by Salman RushdieEast, West by Salman Rushdie
Half a Life by V.S. NaipaulHalf a Life by V.S. Naipaul
Gora by Rabindranath TagoreGora by Rabindranath Tagore
Gitanjali by Rabindranath TagoreGitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore
The Impressionist by Hari KunzruThe Impressionist by Hari Kunzru
The Cost of Living by Arundhati RoyThe Cost of Living by Arundhati Roy
The Home and the World by Rabindranath TagoreThe Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
What the Body Remembers by Shauna Singh BaldwinWhat the Body Remembers by Shauna Singh Baldwin
Swami and Friends by R.K. NarayanSwami and Friends by R.K. Narayan
Tales from Firozsha Baag by Rohinton MistryTales from Firozsha Baag by Rohinton Mistry
The Immortals of Meluha (Shiva Trilogy, #1) by Amish TripathiThe Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi (1st book in series)
Karan Quma and the Meluha Tree by Matthew PanamkatKaran Quma and the Meluha Tree by Matthew Panamkat
The Conch Bearer (Brotherhood of the Conch, #1) by Chitra Banerjee DivakaruniThe Conch Bearer by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (1st book in series)
Staying On by Paul ScottStaying On by Paul Scott
The Last Kashmiri Rose  Introducing Detective Joe Sandilands by Barbara CleverlyThe Last Kashmiri Rose: Introducing Detective Joe Sandilands by Barbara Cleverly
The Sari Shop  A Novel by Rupa BajwaThe Sari Shop: A Novel by Rupa Bajwa
Miss Timmins' School for Girls by Nayana CurrimbhoyMiss Timmins' School for Girls by Nayana Currimbhoy
An Area of Darkness by V.S. NaipaulAn Area of Darkness by V.S. Naipaul
Family Planning by Karan MahajanFamily Planning by Karan Mahajan
Darjeeling  A Novel by Bharti KirchnerDarjeeling: A Novel by Bharti Kirchner
The Blue Bedspread by Raj Kamal JhaThe Blue Bedspread by Raj Kamal Jha
India Unbound by Gurcharan DasIndia Unbound by Gurcharan Das
India  A Million Mutinies Now (Vintage International) by V.S. NaipaulIndia: A Million Mutinies Now by V.S. Naipaul
Arrow of the Blue-Skinned God  Retracing the Ramayana Through India by Jonah BlankArrow of the Blue-Skinned God: Retracing the Ramayana Through India by Jonah Blank
Imagining India by Nandan NilekaniImagining India: The Idea of a Nation Renewed by Nandan Nilekani
India  A Wounded Civilization by V.S. NaipaulIndia: A Wounded Civilization by V.S. Naipaul
Monsoon Diary by Shoba NarayanMonsoon Diary: A Memoir with Recipes by Shoba Narayan
Mandala  A Novel of India by Pearl S. BuckMandala: A Novel of India by Pearl S. Buck
In the Convent of Little Flowers by Indu SundaresanIn the Convent of Little Flowers by Indu Sundaresan
India from Midnight to the Millennium & by Shashi TharoorIndia: From Midnight to the Millennium by Shashi Tharoor
Bollywood Nights by Shobhaa DéBollywood Nights by Shobhaa De
The Great Indian Novel by Shashi TharoorThe Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor
Marrying Anita  A Quest for Love in the New India by Anita JainMarrying Anita: A Quest for Love in the New India by Anita Jain
A Dead Hand  A Crime in Calcutta by Paul TherouxA Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta by Paul Theroux
Two Under the Indian Sun by Jon GoddenTwo Under the Indian Sun by Jon Godden
Women Of The Raj by Margaret MacMillanWomen Of The Raj by Margaret MacMillan
Begums of Bhopal  A Dynasty of Women Rulers in Raj India by Shaharyar M. KhanBegums of Bhopal: A Dynasty of Women Rulers in Raj India by Shaharyar M. Khan
Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet by Kashmira ShethKoyal Dark, Mango Sweet by Kashmira Sheth
The 3 Mistakes of My Life by Chetan BhagatThe 3 Mistakes of My Life by Chetan Bhagat
An Obedient Father by Akhil SharmaAn Obedient Father by Akhil Sharma
The Binding Vine by Shashi DeshpandeThe Binding Vine by Shashi Deshpande
The Holder of the World by Bharati MukherjeeThe Holder of the World by Bharati Mukherjee
All About H. Hatterr by G.V. DesaniAll About H. Hatterr by G.V. Desani
Deep River by Shusaku EndoDeep River by Shusaku Endo
Lucky Girls by Nell FreudenbergerLucky Girls by Nell Freudenberger
Difficult Daughters by Manju KapurDifficult Daughters by Manju Kapur
The Thousand Faces of Night by Githa HariharanThe Thousand Faces of Night by Githa Hariharan
Persistent Rumours by Lee LangleyPersistent Rumours by Lee Langley
Such a Long Journey by Rohinton MistrySuch a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry
The Trotter-Nama by Irwin Allan SealyThe Trotter-Nama by Irwin Allan Sealy
Plans for Departure by Nayantara SahgalPlans for Departure by Nayantara Sahgal
Staying On by Paul ScottStaying On by Paul Scott
An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha RoyAn Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy
The Girl from Foreign  A Search for Shipwrecked Ancestors, Lost Loves, and Forgotten Histories by Sadia ShepardThe Girl from Foreign by Sadia Shepard
The House of Blue Mangoes  A Novel by David DavidarThe House of Blue Mangoes: A Novel by David Davidar
Lesser Breeds by Nayantara SahgalLesser Breeds by Nayantara Sahgal
Partitions  A Novel by Amit MajmudarPartitions: A Novel by Amit Majmudar
A Tiger for Malgudi (Twentieth-Century Classics) by R.K. NarayanA Tiger for Malgudi by R.K. Narayan
Someone Else's Garden  A Novel by Dipika RaiSomeone Else's Garden: A Novel by Dipika Rai


message 5: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)


message 9: by Aashish (last edited Jan 02, 2013 10:15AM) (new)


message 10: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)


Sanne (sanne7788) | 13 comments Passages  24 Modern Indian Stories by Barbara H. SolomonPassages: 24 Modern Indian Stories by Barbara H. Solomon
It's a short story collection, covering many different regions and cultures in India. Also includes some stories about Pakistan and Bangladesh.


Lit Bug | 46 comments Chokher Bali/Binodini: A Novel by Rabindranath Tagore

Both are one and the same, and their English translations retain their original Bengali titles.

Begums, Thugs, and White Mughals: The Journals of Fanny Parkes - journals compiled by William Dalrymple though GR doesn't recognize him as the author of this book.


message 15: by Amanda (last edited Apr 19, 2013 06:32AM) (new)

Amanda Caldwell (blaircaldwell86) | 30 comments The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama is one I really enjoyed based in India :)

The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama


message 16: by Susan (last edited May 25, 2013 09:23AM) (new)

Susan (suuzuu) | 3 comments The Leaving of Things, The Leaving of Things by Jay Antani About an Indian born, US raised, teenage boy who's forced to move back to India to attend college and beome reacquainted with the family and country he left behind years ago.


message 17: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)


Joseph Matchanickal | 1 comments From the river to the Sea: A Life's journey from India to South America.
by Joseph Matchanickal

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_nos...


message 22: by Gita (last edited Sep 23, 2013 12:11AM) (new)


Paul Haston | 2 comments RISING OF A DEAD MOON (An Indian widow's tragedy)

Rising of a Dead Moon by Paul Haston

Rising of a Dead Moon


Joseph Bell | 3 comments Beachdog by Joseph Bell


Sharon | 15 comments Monsoon Memories by Renita D'Silva

Monsoon Memories, by Renita daSilva


Laurie (LaurieLynette) | 16 comments Rumer Godden wrote several books set in India:

The Peacock Spring

The River

Under the Indian Sun

A Time to Dance, No Time To Weep - her autobiography about her life living in India.

Also, Thursday's Child by Helen Forrester


message 27: by Gita (last edited Dec 27, 2013 09:56PM) (new)

Gita Reddy | 23 comments Special Holiday Price of $0.99

Action, Adventure, Mysteries, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Magic, Fun with friends and cousins and a lot more, all at a special holiday price of $0.99.

All books are for middle graders and are set in India.
If this is not the appropriate place for this post, I request the moderaters to move it.

Theft at the Fair and Other Stories (It's a Mystery) by Gita V. ReddyTheft at the Fair and Other Stories Hunt For The Horseman by Gita V. ReddyHunt For The Horseman The Dinosaur Puzzle and Other Stories by Gita V. ReddyThe Dinosaur Puzzle and Other Stories King Neptune's Delite by Gita V. ReddyKing Neptune's Delite The Unicycle and Other Stories by Gita V. ReddyThe Unicycle and Other Stories The Forbidden Forest by Gita V. ReddyThe Forbidden Forest Dearie the Deer by Gita V. ReddyDearie the Deer Another Midsummer Night's Dream by Gita V. ReddyAnother Midsummer Night's Dream Krishta, Daughter of Martev by Gita V. ReddyKrishta, Daughter of Martev


message 29: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)


back to top