I'm a real sucker for novels set in India. A number of years ago, I went through a long phase of such reading, and I must admit that books about/in India are still amongst my favourite types of fiction.
For those who are readers, here are a few of my favourites that come to mind:
* A Fine Balance and Family Matters, both by Rohington Mistry.
* A Suitable Boy and Two Lives, both by Vikram Seth.
* Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts (when will this guy write another book??).
* What The Body Remembers, by Shauna Singh Baldwin.
* The Case of the Missing Servant, by Tarquin Hall.
I also have a list of yet-to-read books, set in India, that I'd like to read. Here are the ones I've yet to tackle:
* Desirable Daughters, by Bharati Mukherjee; and its sequel, The Tree Bride.
* The Tiger Claw, by Shauna Singh Baldwin.
* The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing and The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken, by Tarquin Hall.
* For Matrimonial Purposes, by Davita Daswani.
* The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy.
* The Mango Season, by Amulya Malladi.
* The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri.
* The Sari Shop, by Rupa Bajwa.
* Shining Hero, by Sara Banerji.
* Tamarind Men, Can You Hear the Night Bird Call, and The Hero's Walk, all by Anita Rau Badami.
* Sister of My Heart and its sequel The Vine of Desire, both by Chitra Benerjee Divakaruni.
* The Far Pavillions and Shadow of the Moon, both by M.M. Kaye.
* Of Marriageable Age, by Sharon Maas.
* Kartography, by Kamila Shamsie.
* Waiting for Mahatma, by R.K, Narayan.
* Untouchable, by Mulk Raj Anand.
* The Blood of Flowers, by Anita Amirrezvani.
If you've read any of the above and liked/disliked them, or if you have others to add to the list, I'd love to hear from you!!