Together they rediscover the gloomy city of Fatehpur Sikri; a city which was abandoned soon after its completion. Rabindranath Tagore became the first Asian to became Nobel laureate when he won Nobel Prize for his collection of poems, Gitanjali, in 1913. Daughter of a well known Indian author, she is the winner of the 2006 Booker prize. Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Khomenei issued a fatwa against Salman Rushdie, calling for his assassination, forcing Rushdie to go underground. Here then, is the list of 10 books in no particular order on Indian history that we have compiled based on your responses. Raghuvir Sahay was not only a famous poet of his time and age but also a notable journalist, short story writer, editor, translator and social commentator whose works and achievements capture his quintessential spirit and commitment to living life to its fullest. He was conferred with an honorary degree of doctor of law at a special convocation ceremony.
I think that if other people do the same as what those intelligent people did, we will be a successful world, but unfortunately nowadays no one wants to work or be a successful person. Many of you responded with some wonderful suggestions. But given the unending record of her life's embarrassments, it's not going to be that simple. All of them were bestsellers since their release and have been filmed by famous Bollywood directors. It covers about two hundred years of political and socio-economic turbulence - 1757 to 1947 - and maps a wide and often complicated terrain of historical happenings.
The Competent Authority is a satire on almost all the power circles of our country — the government, the bureaucracy, the police, the army, social workers, spiritual gurus and others. Jhumpa Lahiri is a famous Indian American author of Bengali origin. It's a beautiful place, but I was constantly bored there. Those Pricey Thakur Girls by Anuja Chuhan: £13. The characters in her books are strongly developed, which gives the reader a chance to get to know them and relate to them. Subramanya Bharathi was a Tamil poet, reformer and freedom fighter during the pre-independence era. It's okay, Seth seemed to be saying, to eschew the grandiose for simplicity, austerity even.
Devaki Nandan Khatri's writings were so popular that even people who were not Hindi literate made it a point to learn Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, later referred to as 'Acharya' Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, was a very popular writer and critic of Hindi literature. Tarashankar Bandopadhyay's name features in the famous trio of Bandopadhyay's along with Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay and Manik Bandopadhya. She has also won the Sahitya Akademi Award, as well as the 2014 Padma Bhushan Award for her contribution to literature. Harrison, who wants him to stay away from Indians and groom him as a pure Englishman. On his way to the top, he transcends his caste to become a successful entrepreneur but has to take part in some questionable deeds to do so. Roosevelt was first used in the Declaration by United Nations of 1 January 1942.
He is best known for the violent backlash his book The Satanic Verses 1988 provoked in the Muslim community. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an Indian-American author who has written books such as The Palace of Illusions and Sister of my Heart. This site conflates medium and message, and bases the judgement too much upon message the story rather than prose i. Narayan Murthy - A Better India A Better World Nandan Nilekani - Imagining India Narendra Modi - Jyoti Punj Authors Name Starting with 'Q' and their books Qurratulain Hyder - Aag Ka Dariya Authors Name Starting with 'P' and their books P. It explores all varieties of hue that India represented from then to now and documents India like it has never been documented before. .
Born in the hills of Kumaon, Pant was raised by his old grandmother, Suryakant Tripathi 'Nirala' is one of the key figures in the history of Hindi literature. His knack for composing poems in Urdu was recognized and celebrated in Urdu poetic circles long before he found fame throughout the subcontinent. Besides this, he is a well-known columnist who writes for The Telegraph, The Hindu and The Hindustan Times and is also an Indian historian. But a vengeful ancient spirit has returned to shatter the peace. Her must-read book is The Lowland, which deals with the consequences of the choices each person makes. She is more often called the modern Meera. Now twenty years later, Akila has mysteriously reappeared, grown-up and gorgeous.
Giri - My life and Times Valmiki- Ramayana Veda Vyas- Bhagwad Gita, Mahabharata Vikram Seth - Two Lives, The Golden Gate, A Suitable Boy, Arion and The Dolphin, An Equal Music, From Heaven Lake:Travels Vishnu Sharma - Vijay Tendulkar Ghasiram Kotwal. He always kept his eyes and ears open to the world around Chetan Bhagat is a famous Indian author who penned down novels that hit the market with great success. Pakistan ceases to exist after being bombed by the Americans. It was the subject and pattern of his writings which caught the attention of the critics and the masses and made Bharatendu Harishchandra such a popular name in Hindi literature. Many of Anita Desai's novels explore tensions between family members and the alienation of middle-class women. In 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck, Ashwin Sanghi explores that critical, much-longed-for element called luck.
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy If one book were to top my list, it'd undoubtedly be The God of Small Things. Gone with the Vindaloo is 2 stories running parallel - One is in the Mahadev household, where the cook Pakwaan is trying to learn cooking from his father and yearns to one day make the Vindaloo that his grandfather was most known for. Rohinton Mistry is a famous Canadian writer with roots in India. Spy in Amber, first published in 1971, is set during the time when tensions between India and China were at its peak. While novels can often seem more realistic than non-fiction, travelogues from Western writers also give a humorous, insightful take on the mind-boggling country.