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Samskara (in Kannada, 1965) by UR Ananthamurthy, translated by AK Ramanujan (1976) Ananthamurthy is one of the most important voices in the Navya (new) movement in Kannada. Last year, the writer was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize for overall contribution to fiction. Samskara is the story of Naranappa, who lives in a community of Brahmins but rejects their way of life: he eats meat, lives with a prostitute.

Samskara (in Kannada, 1965) by UR Ananthamurthy, translated by AK Ramanujan (1976) Ananthamurthy is one of the most important voices in the Navya (new) movement in Kannada. Last year, the writer was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize for overall contribution to fiction. Samskara is the story of Naranappa, who lives in a community of Brahmins but rejects their way of life: he eats meat, lives with a prostitute.

Weight Loss (2006) by Upamanyu Chatterjee This is the story of Bhola, a highly sexed boy from the age of 11 to 38. This book is about a lifetime of fetishes -

Weight Loss by Upamanyu Chatterjee This is the story of Bhola, a highly sexed boy from the age of 11 to This book is about a lifetime of fetishes -

A Fine Balance (1995) by Rohinton Mistry Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, this novel set in Bombay during the Emergency is about Dina Dalal, a widow, who takes in a boarder in her flat in Bombay: Maneck, the young son of a friend. She also hires two tailors, Ishvar and his nephew Omprakash, for piecework. This is about how the four come together and form a sort of accidental family

“A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistry. The setting of Mistry’s quietly magnificent second novel A Fine Balance is India in when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, defying a court order calling for.

The Death Of Vishnu (2001) by Manil Suri  This debut novel by a mathematician was longlisted for the Booker and is about the spiritual journey of a dying man named Vishnu, working on a Bombay building

The Death Of Vishnu by Manil Suri This debut novel by a mathematician was longlisted for the Booker and is about the spiritual journey of a dying man named Vishnu, working on a Bombay building

Ravan & Eddie (1994) by Kiran Nagarkar  The Guardian named it one of the 10 best books about Mumbai, it is the story of two boys, Ravan and Eddie, growing up in a Bombay chawl in the '50s

Ravan & Eddie (1994) by Kiran Nagarkar The Guardian named it one of the 10 best books about Mumbai, it is the story of two boys, Ravan and Eddie, growing up in a Bombay chawl in the '50s

The Trotter-Nama: A Chronicle (1988) by Irwin Allan Sealy  This is a mock epic, an account spanning the lives of seven generations of The Trotters, an ever-expanding Anglo-Indian family, starting with Justin Trottoire, the Great Trotter, a French mercenary who came to India in the 1750s and worked with the British East India Company, and ending with Eugene, the Seventh Trotter, in the late 20th century  Read our interview with @IrwinAllanSealy here- http://read.ht/fse

The Trotter-Nama: A Chronicle (1988) by Irwin Allan Sealy This is a mock epic, an account spanning the lives of seven generations of The Trotters, an ever-expanding Anglo-Indian family, starting with Justin Trottoire, the Great Trotter, a French mercenary who came to India in the 1750s and worked with the British East India Company, and ending with Eugene, the Seventh Trotter, in the late 20th century Read our interview with @IrwinAllanSealy here- http://read.ht/fse

The Fig Tree (1959) by Aubrey Menen This book by an Indian-Irish writer with an English upbringing is about a British scientist, who accidentally invents aphrodisiac figs

The Fig Tree by Aubrey Menen This book by an Indian-Irish writer with an English upbringing is about a British scientist, who accidentally invents aphrodisiac figs

The White Tiger (2008) by Aravind Adiga  Adiga's debut novel won the Man Booker Prize for fiction. In the book, the protagonist, Balram Halwai, narrates his life to the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao: how the son of a rickshaw puller works as a chauffeur in Delhi and then flees to Bangalore after killing his employer, stealing his money and becoming a successful businessman

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