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The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniA Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryThe God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyThe Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Best South Asian Fiction
688 books — 1,853 voters
The New Jim Crow by Michelle AlexanderBetween the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesThe Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm XBury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Books White People Need to Read
1,111 books — 1,542 voters

A Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryThe God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyA Passage to India by E.M. ForsterThe Far Pavilions by M.M. KayeShantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Books Set in India
461 books — 360 voters
Born Confused by Tanuja Desai HidierInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa LahiriThe Contract by Zeenat MahalHaveli by Zeenat MahalThe Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Desi Chick Lit (fiction)
242 books — 326 voters

The Color Purple by Alice WalkerZami by Audre LordeGiovanni's Room by James BaldwinSister Outsider by Audre LordeAristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Books by LGBTQ People of Color
448 books — 115 voters
A Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryMidnight's Children by Salman RushdieShantaram by Gregory David RobertsSwimming Lessons and Other Stories from Firozsha Baag by Rohinton MistryFamily Matters by Rohinton Mistry
Best Mumbai/Bombay Stories
51 books — 77 voters

The Glass Palace by Amitav GhoshBurmese Days by George OrwellFrom the Land of Green Ghosts by Pascal Khoo ThweThe River of Lost Footsteps by Thant Myint-UThe Perfect Hostage by Justin Wintle
Myanmar/Burma
121 books — 63 voters
Written in the Stars by Aisha SaeedBorn Confused by Tanuja Desai HidierA Time to Dance by Padma VenkatramanKarma by Cathy OstlereMy Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula J. Freedman
South Asians in Contemporary YA
124 books — 58 voters

Los Sangurimas by José de la CuadraHuasipungo by Jorge IcazaLas cruces sobre el agua by Joaquín Gallegos LaraPolvo y ceniza by Eliécer CárdenasUn hombre muerto a puntapiés by Pablo Palacio
Ecuadorian Literature
293 books — 44 voters
From Here to Timbuktu by Milton J. DavisMoses by Balogun OjetadeSteamfunk! by Milton J. DavisThe Black God's Drums by P. Djèlí ClarkThe Sea Is Ours by Jaymee Goh
Multicultural Steampunk
63 books — 40 voters

Wanted, A Gentleman by K.J. CharlesRed, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuistonVincent's Thanksgiving Date by R. CooperA Hundred Thousand Words by Nyrae DawnBingo Love by Tee Franklin
People of Color in Queer Romance
174 books — 33 voters

The Jungle Book by Rudyard KiplingKim by Rudyard KiplingA Passage to India by E.M. Forster走得越远,离自己越近 The Farther I Walk, The Closer I Get To Me by Hong  MeiRikki-Tikki-Tavi by Jerry Pinkney
India India
315 books — 30 voters
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky ChambersBinti by Nnedi OkoraforSaga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. VaughanThe Fifth Season by N.K. JemisinA Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
QTPOC in Sci-Fi and Fantasy
88 books — 28 voters

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze ChooThe Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. BorosonWater Ghosts by Shawna Yang RyanThree Souls by Janie ChangZero Defect by Aarohan Atwal
Spooky Asian Fiction
11 books — 14 voters

Treasure by Rebekah WeatherspoonDear Taylor by Eija JimenezBlurred Lines by K.D. WilliamsonAsh by Malinda LoTell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi
WLW Fiction by Authors of Color
117 books — 14 voters
Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod SerajiThe Cry of the Dove by Fadia FaqirSwallows of Kabul by Yasmina KhadraThe Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin HamidSolacers by Arion Golmakani
Middle Eastern/South Asian Doorways
36 books — 12 voters

Things She Could Never Have by Tehmina KhanReading Like a Girl by Rishma DunlopTell by Soraya PeerbayeTrust No Aunty by Maria QamarStealing Nasreen by Farzana Doctor
Books by Desi Canadian Women
53 books — 2 voters


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