South Asian Fiction by Women

Fiction by South Asian women writers and those in the diaspora
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message 1: by Shreeraj (new)

Shreeraj Singh hi


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed: the author is male

Zero Defect


message 3: 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 4: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey Is Ruth Prawer Jhabvala considered South Asian?


message 5: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey Dương Thu Hương is Southeast Asian, not South Asian.


message 6: by Jibran (new)

Jibran Entry #35 My Feudal Lord is not fiction but a memoir.

Please do add:

The Geometry of God and Thinner Than Skin by Uzma Aslam Khan

River of Fire: Aag Ka Darya by Qurratulain Hyder

The Crow Eaters, Water and The Bride by Bapsi Sidhwa

Burnt Shadows, Broken Verses and A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie

Godavari by Fahmida Riaz

...among others.

Why are book numbers being repeated? #38 duplicates 10/15 times. Weird


message 7: by Jibran (new)

Jibran Aubrey wrote: "Is Ruth Prawer Jhabvala considered South Asian?"

Looks like she got married to an Indian and set her stories in the Indian milieu. Just guessing. But even so, I'd say this doesn't make her South Asian.

Or it may be that non-South Asian authors who set their books in South Asia are given honorary place in the list? If so, Paul Scott is a good candidate for a South Asian list. So is Herman Hesse for writing Sidhartha (of course neither is female but just for the sake of comparison)


message 8: by Aubrey (last edited Aug 19, 2015 03:24PM) (new)

Aubrey Jibran wrote: "Entry #35 My Feudal Lord is not fiction but a memoir.

Please do add:

The Geometry of God and Thinner Than Skin by Uzma Aslam Khan

[b..."


Memoir removed, in addition to [book:Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India|34242].

All books that have an equal amount of voter points receive the same list number. Also, are you unable to add books yourself? You're usually able to from the 'add books to this list' tab at the top right under the list title, which allows for additions from both your library and the general search engine.

Also, the list description specifies South Asian women and the diaspora, so I don't think a SA setting qualifies for list inclusion.


message 9: by BookLovingLady (last edited May 04, 2020 12:37AM) (new)

BookLovingLady Explain to me, please, why The Yellow Wall-Paper (#32) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is on this list? She is not a 'South Asian Woman writer', is she?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Nope. Will remove.


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