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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
655 books — 1,771 voters
The New Jim Crow by Michelle AlexanderThe Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm XBury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownBetween the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Books White People Need To Read
883 books — 1,265 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
448 books — 341 voters
Born Confused by Tanuja Desai HidierInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa LahiriThe Contract by Zeenat MahalHaveli by Zeenat MahalDone With Men by Shuchi Singh Kalra
Desi Chick Lit
241 books — 320 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
145 books — 113 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
413 books — 88 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
50 books — 74 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
119 books — 62 voters
Written in the Stars by Aisha SaeedBorn Confused by Tanuja Desai HidierA Time to Dance by Padma VenkatramanMy Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula J. FreedmanSold by Patricia McCormick
South Asians in Contemporary YA
104 books — 50 voters

Los Sangurimas by José de la CuadraHuasipungo by Jorge IcazaLas cruces sobre el agua by Joaquín Gallegos LaraPolvo y ceniza by Eliécer CárdenasDébora y Un hombre muerto a puntapiés by Pablo Palacio
Ecuadorian Literature
270 books — 41 voters
From Here to Timbuktu by Milton J. DavisMoses by Balogun OjetadeSteamfunk! by Milton J. DavisThree Parts Dead by Max GladstoneThe City of Fallen Stars by G.L. Tomas
Multicultural Steampunk
62 books — 36 voters

The Great War of Hind by Vaibhav AnandThe God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyThe Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem KhanA Fine Balance by Rohinton MistrySiddhartha by Hermann Hesse
South Asian Lit
203 books — 32 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 Rudyard Kipling
India India
315 books — 30 voters

Wanted, A Gentleman by K.J. CharlesA Hundred Thousand Words by Nyrae DawnRed, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuistonVincent's Thanksgiving Date by R. CooperOut of Nowhere by Roan Parrish
People of Color in Queer Romance
186 books — 27 voters

Not Your Villain by C.B. LeeThe Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth DickinsonRepublic's Chosen by Rori I.Tales of the Astonishing Black Spark by Charlie J. EskewA Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
QTPOC in Sci-Fi and Fantasy
83 books — 17 voters

The White Tiger by Aravind AdigaUnaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa LahiriTime Crawlers by Varun SayalBhatkidai Killaharu / भत्किँदै किल्लाहरू by Deen Bandhu SharmaMoth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid
Books by South Asians
24 books — 8 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
Femme in Public by Alok  Vaid-MenonFunny Boy by Shyam SelvaduraiValmiki's Daughter by Shani MootooGora by Rabindranath TagoreCereus Blooms at Night by Shani Mootoo
South Asian Syllabus
31 books — 1 voter

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