Indian Books - Fiction

Indian books -
1) Please add only books by Indian authors or books set in India to this list.
2) No non-fiction books allowed. Fiction = novels, short stories and novellas.
3) This is just a list of Indian books, the numbers are not an indication of ranking or quality. Please do your research before picking a book to read.
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3.21 avg rating — 9,637 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 879 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 7,662 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 383 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 25,825 ratings
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3.37 avg rating — 3,249 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 3,486 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 18,158 ratings
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3.29 avg rating — 219 ratings
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3.62 avg rating — 7,787 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 121 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 4,981 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 1,750 ratings
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3.62 avg rating — 188 ratings
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Jo 782 books
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Priyanka 124 books
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Puneet 30 books
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Nandita 46 books
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Sanyukta 32 books
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Ankit 31 books
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Subir 27 books
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Deccancoffee 62 books
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message 1: by Jo (new)

Jo Please feel free to add to this list.


message 2: by Jo (new)

Jo And please add only books set in India or books by Indian authors to the list.


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Hey.. where is Salman Rushdie,Arvind Adiga, Ruskin Bond, Kunal Basu, Kiran Desai, Sudha Murty?


message 4: by Indraroop (new)

Indraroop No books by Vikram Seth or Amitav Ghosh??


message 5: by Book'd (new)

Book'd nice list, but needs a lot of additions to it.


message 6: by Hemanth (new)

Hemanth Kumar NICE ONE I GOT TO KNOW ABOUT BEST INDIAN AUTHOR BOOKS...THANKS A LOT...LOOKING FORWARD TO READ THOSE...thumps up \m/ :D


message 7: by Sameer (new)


message 8: by Venkat (new)

Venkat Narayanan So sad to see a crappy book right on the top :(


message 9: by Sankritya (new)

Sankritya Vedanabhatla Venkatnarayanan wrote: "So sad to see a crappy book right on the top :("

4 Chetan Bhaghats in the top 10......ranked above Salman Rushdie!! I sincerely wish those numbers do not denote rankings......


message 10: by Chitralekha (new)

Chitralekha Paul I don't think this list has got anything to do with the ranking or quality of books.At the most it just gives an option to the readers to choose a book written by debut Indian authors.Since most of the publishers do not promote books written by newbies their work don't even stand a chance to be noticed or evaluated. So readers be aware! You have to choose a book at your own risk and don't rely on the ranking which has no value at all.


message 11: by Ajay (new)

Ajay www.facebook.com/ajayyadav09 always ready to discuss books join me :)


message 12: by Rags (new)

Rags stupid stupid list . rk naryanan so low . 2 states on top ????? dumb list i sincerely hope no one buys books seeing this joke of a list . and i fail to understand why alchemist is listed here? as far i remember it is neither set in india nor is paulo from india


message 13: by Anbu (new)

Anbu Rags wrote: "stupid stupid list . rk naryanan so low . 2 states on top ????? dumb list i sincerely hope no one buys books seeing this joke of a list . and i fail to understand why alchemist is listed here? as f..."

Yeah.. really dumb list.. If anyone goes by this list and buy the top books they will get a really bad opinion of Indian literature...


message 14: by Kriti (new)

Kriti How did non Indian books get here? For eg Harry Potter at 106, Hunger Games at 111, Percy jackson at 162 and Steve Jobs at 170. I don't hate those books. I love them but them being on this list doesn't make sense. There might be more such books that don't belong in this list
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message 15: by Kriti (new)

Kriti Crooked wrote: "And please add only books set in India or books by Indian authors to the list."

Looks like some people forgot to take that point into consideration.


message 16: by Bhavna (new)

Bhavna Rating is haphazard...many of the best Indian writers ( Rushdie, Murthy, ruskin bond, Premchand) are Ignored...And 2 states on top???? Above The God of Small things of Interpreter of Maladies;


message 17: by Parul (new)

Parul Mittal I am waiting for Arranged Love by Penguin to become the best funny light read chiclet ever.


message 18: by apal (new)

apal Venkat wrote: "So sad to see a crappy book right on the top :("

try life love kumbh...for a sense of elation...


message 19: by Talex (new)

Talex Although the list doesn't hold much credibility, it is definitely a great opportunity to know the young indian authors and who are doing good.


message 20: by Jack (new)

Jack Hi everyone,

I have created a new group called Goodreads All Sorts and I'd love for people to join it or just even just give it a look. It's a group that discusses anything and everything. There will be monthly group reads, movies, and music. There is a folder for everything you could think of. I'd really like if people could spread the word because I'd love for the group to be a success. Here is the link to the group:

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/9...

Thanks very much,
Jack :-)


message 21: by Clyde (last edited Mar 06, 2013 11:30PM) (new)

Clyde Adding "Memories With Maya". It's a sci-fi romance with approx 70% of the story based in India.


Memories With Maya by Clyde Dsouza


message 23: by Sandra (new)

Sandra i like the page. actually i was finding for a place lyk this. i love reading. i wanna know which all are the new books.


message 24: by Madhur (new)

Madhur Sarkar There is a new fiction author whose work I love, Meghna Pant. I finished reading her amazing new book Happy Birthday which has been getting excellent reviews.


message 25: by Arushi (new)

Arushi Bhaskar Why is a Twilight book on this list?


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Arushi wrote: "Why is a Twilight book on this list?"

You mean, other than the fact that they show up randomly on all sorts of lists, including plenty of lists they have absolutely no business of being on? :)


message 27: by Arushi (new)

Arushi Bhaskar Themis-Athena wrote: "Arushi wrote: "Why is a Twilight book on this list?"

You mean, other than the fact that they show up randomly on all sorts of lists, including plenty of lists they have absolutely no business of b..."


Themis-Athena, I wish that there was some control that banned these books from lists with tags other than "vapid", "abusive" and "never-read".


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Arushi wrote: "I wish that there was some control that banned these books from lists with tags other than "vapid", "abusive" and "never-read"."

Hehe. You're not alone ...


message 29: by Shrawani (new)

Shrawani I am suddenly feeling that life is so short to read all these books...


message 30: by Madhulika (new)

Madhulika Vinnakota Deleted "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera, as it was miscategorized. Neither is Kundera Indian nor is the book set in India.


message 31: by Rikky (new)

Rikky Bhartia Hye Added my book in the list just now, its at last position, kindly let me know how to get it among top, as just in 2 months of its release its getting awesome ratings and reviews.. And please tell me the every detail of this list.

Me "N" Her - A Strange Feeling

Regards.
Rikky Bhartia


message 32: by Conner (new)

Conner Khaled Hosseini isn't Indian and neither was Hermann Hesse....


message 33: by Nesrin (new)

Nesrin L. The Kite Runner, just as its Author Khaled Hosseini, is Afghan!
Please, remove it. :)


message 34: by Kiran (new)

Kiran How could i can read the book online. Please tell anyone.


message 35: by Kamina (new)

Kamina The following graphic novels doesn't belong to this list:
"Batman: Gotham by Gaslight",
"Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow",
"Batman: Heart of Hush" "Superman for All Seasons"
"Batman: The Black Mirror" "Batman: Under the Hood Vol. 1"
"Batman: Black and White (Batman: Black and White #1)".


message 36: by Beenu (new)

Beenu Can anyone let me know how can i read the books online????

Looking for reply


message 37: by Prerana (new)

Prerana Can anyone let me know how can i read the books online????


message 38: by Paromita (new)

Paromita Goswami Hi all.
I took to opportunity to add my debut book Shamsuddin's Grave in the list.
"How far can you go for your loved ones?"
My book is a story from the North east corner of India with the theme of migration.


message 39: by Paromita (new)

Paromita Goswami Can anyone let me know how can i read the books online????
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I saw some of you asking for the info. There are several sites that offer free e-book to read every day. If you are interested I can send the links to the site.


message 40: by Jo (last edited May 07, 2015 11:43PM) (new)

Jo Kamina wrote: The following graphic novels doesn't belong to this list:
"Batman: Gotham by Gaslight",
"Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow",
"Batman: Heart of Hush" "Superman for All Seasons"
"Batman: The Black Mirror" "Batman: Under the Hood Vol. 1"
"Batman: Black and White (Batman: Black and White #1)".


Thanks Kamina. Removing them now.


message 41: by Rajsekhar (new)

Rajsekhar Rags wrote: "stupid stupid list . rk naryanan so low . 2 states on top ????? dumb list i sincerely hope no one buys books seeing this joke of a list . and i fail to understand why alchemist is listed here? as f..."
absolutely RK Narayan is considerd as one of the worlds best writers,he was compared with ghram green leotolstroy and dickens,,yet his ratings r so low.sad


message 42: by Neha (new)

Neha Ram I don't think Chetan Bhagat's Two States is fiction.


message 43: by Richard (new)

Richard Macbeth, Unbroken, Sense and Sensibility, and The Great Gatsby should not really be on this list.


message 44: by Booklovinglady (last edited Feb 20, 2017 07:13AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Monica Ali (Brick Lane, #110) is Bangladeshi, not Indian, nor is her book set in India. It should really be removed...


message 45: by Booklovinglady (last edited Feb 20, 2017 07:25AM) (new)

Booklovinglady It seems a few of the titles I added previously have been deleted, while they were all fiction and all by Indian authors. Whoever deleted them, didn't mention deleting them (as they should have done, really).

As a librarian myself, I really would like to see a message in a comment box by whoever is deleting books, to indicate which books have been deleted.... Just common courtesy.


message 46: by Fatima (new)

Fatima Could a librarian delete #598 Deception Point by Dan Brown? It's neither set in India nor written by an Indian author.


message 47: by Booklovinglady (last edited Apr 04, 2017 08:54PM) (new)

Booklovinglady Fatima wrote: "Could a librarian delete #598 Deception Point by Dan Brown? It's neither set in India nor written by an Indian author."

Done. I came across another Dan Brown one, Angels & Demons, that didn't sound like it was set in India and have removed that one too.


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