Indian Literature

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.

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The Reading List
Silent Winds, Dry Seas
Incense and Sensibility (The Rajes, #3)
The Rules of Arrangement
Sarasvati's Gift
China Room
Burnt Sugar
Gold Diggers
Please Like Me (But Keep Away)
The Bombay Prince (Perveen Mistry #3)
The Satapur Moonstone (Perveen Mistry, #2)
Recipe for Persuasion (The Rajes, #2)
The Marriage Code
Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line
The Girl in Room 105
Evil Eye
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors (The Rajes, #1)
The Perfect Murder
A Place for Us
The God of Small Things
The White Tiger
Midnight's Children
The Namesake
Interpreter of Maladies
A Fine Balance
The Immortals of Meluha (Shiva Trilogy, #1)
Five Point Someone: What Not to Do at IIT
A Suitable Boy (A Bridge of Leaves, #1)
The Inheritance of Loss
2 States: The Story of My Marriage
The Secret of the Nagas (Shiva Trilogy #2)
The Palace of Illusions
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExupéryCrime and Punishment by Fyodor DostoevskyThe Trial by Franz KafkaThe Stranger by Albert CamusThe Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil
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Primeiro surgiu o homem nu de cabeça baixa. Deus veio num raio. Então apareceram os bichos que comiam os homens. E se fez o fogo, as especiarias, a roupa, a espada e o dever. Em seguida se criou a filosofia, que explicava como não fazer o que não devia ser feito. Então surgiram os números racionais e a História, organizando os eventos sem sentido. A fome desde sempre, das coisas e das pessoas. Foram inventados o calmante e o estimulante. E alguém apagou a luz. E cada um se vira como pode, arranc ...more
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Narendra Dabholkar
If I have to take police protection in my own country from my own people, then there is something wrong with me, I'm fighting within the framework of the Indian constitution and it is not against anyone, but for everyone. ...more
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