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Suggest books for me > Written during the British India era

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message 1: by Harshita (new)

Harshita | 6 comments I'd like to read books that were written during the british indian era. Preferably one that is written in the viewpoint of a common indian. I am fine with both fiction (contemporary) and non fiction.


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Kris | 35345 comments Mod
Harshita, can they be fiction and non-fiction books written after 1858-1947 and about the "British Raj" period?


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...cats? | 426 comments Indigo by Christine Weston (includes Indian, French, and British viewpoints)

Swami and Friends by R.K. Narayan

The English Teacher by R.K. Narayan

The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore

A Passage to India by E.M. Forster (British perspective with prominent Indian characters)

Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand

Nirmala by Munshi Premchand


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Harshita | 6 comments Kris wrote: "Harshita, can they be fiction and non-fiction books written after 1858-1947 and about the "British Raj" period?"

Sure, as long as the fiction ones were written by someone who has experienced that period or has done really good research.


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...cats? | 426 comments Six Acres and a Third by Fakir Mohan Senapati

Paraja by Gopinath Mohanty

Some books published after British occupation, written by people who lived through it:

Tamas by Bhisham Sahni

The First Promise by Ashapurna Debi

Those Days by Sunil Gangopadhyay

A Village Divided by Rahi Masoom Reza

This Is Not That Dawn by Yashpal


message 8: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 39583 comments Mod
The Weary Generations by Abdullah Hussein. Exceedingly authentic.


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