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Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri

Interpreter of Maladies was my first literary journey with an Indian author. The book that caused this so-called addiction that I now have for Indian writers. This Pulitzer, New Yorker and PEN/Hemingway Award winner consists of nine short stories that delve into the lives of Indians living in a foreign land, struggling to balance between …

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The Twentieth Wife – Indu Sundaresan

I finished reading this book quite some time ago back in 2004 and it left quite a deep impact on me and the way I see things. The genre is still historical fiction, one of my favourites, written by a very talented Indian author, Indu Sundaresan. The story takes us to 15th century Mughal India, …

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The Rice Mother – Rani Manicka

“The desert wants the rain so it may be refreshed, sweetened and admired but the desert needs the sun to know it is a desert. Your mother was the rain in your father’s life but I was the sun. She made him look beautiful and brought out the best in him, but he needed me. …

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Sister Of My Heart – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

I really can’t put this book down. Last night I drowned in it until way past midnight. Here’s an excerpt that until this day, is still embedded in my head: “Every person has a heart, but we’re not always lucky enough to get a glimpse of it. And every heart, even the hardest, has a fragile spot. …

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