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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
701 books — 1,921 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
1,224 books — 1,668 voters

A Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryThe God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyA Passage to India by E.M. ForsterShantaram by Gregory David RobertsThe Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye
Books Set in India
487 books — 393 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)
246 books — 333 voters

The God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa LahiriThe Namesake by Jhumpa LahiriThe Inheritance of Loss by Kiran DesaiBrick Lane by Monica Ali
South Asian Fiction by Women
158 books — 128 voters
A Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryThe Blue Bar by Damyanti BiswasMidnight's Children by Salman RushdieShantaram by Gregory David RobertsSwimming Lessons and Other Stories from Firozsha Baag by Rohinton Mistry
Best Mumbai/Bombay Stories
58 books — 94 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
141 books — 72 voters
Written in the Stars by Aisha SaeedA Time to Dance by Padma VenkatramanBorn Confused by Tanuja Desai HidierSold by Patricia McCormickEnter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia
South Asians in Contemporary YA
150 books — 72 voters

Los Sangurimas by José de la CuadraHuasipungo by Jorge IcazaLas cruces sobre el agua by Joaquín Gallegos LaraNefando by Mónica OjedaPolvo y ceniza by Eliécer Cárdenas
Ecuadorian Literature
302 books — 45 voters
From Here to Timbuktu by Milton J. DavisMoses by Balogun OjetadeThe Black God's Drums by P. Djèlí ClarkSteamfunk! by Milton J. DavisThe Sea Is Ours by Jaymee Goh
Multicultural Steampunk
65 books — 42 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
179 books — 35 voters

The Jungle Book by Rudyard KiplingKim by Rudyard KiplingA Passage to India by E.M. ForsterRikki-Tikki-Tavi by Jerry PinkneySiddhartha by Hermann Hesse
India India
343 books — 33 voters

Thai Food by David  ThompsonMaangchi's Real Korean Cooking by MaangchiLand of Plenty by Fuchsia DunlopJapanese Cooking by Shizuo TsujiThai Street Food by David  Thompson
Best Asian Cookbooks
151 books — 26 voters

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze ChooBlack Water Sister by Zen ChoThe Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. BorosonWater Ghosts by Shawna Yang RyanThree Souls by Janie Chang
Spooky Asian Fiction
13 books — 19 voters
Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina KhadraRooftops of Tehran by Mahbod SerajiThe Cry of the Dove by Fadia FaqirThe Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin HamidA Blessed Olive Tree by Zain Hashmi
Middle Eastern/South Asian Doorways
40 books — 17 voters

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa TahirAn Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa TahirAn Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa TahirAll My Rage by Sabaa TahirA ​Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir
South Asian Representation
50 books — 16 voters

Made in India by Meera SodhaFresh India by Meera SodhaAnnapurni by Sabita RadhakrishnanChai, Chaat  Chutney by Chetna Makan660 Curries by Raghavan Iyer
Best Indian Cookbooks
74 books — 7 voters


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