Wednesday, November 02, 2005

17 WONDERFUL NOVELS SET IN THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT

Red Earth and Pouring Rain / Vikram Chandra
The Siege of Krishnapur / J.G. Farrell
A Passage to India / E.M. Forster
Reef / Romesh Gunesekera
Heat and Dust / Ruth Prawer Jhabwala
The Impressionist / Hari Kunzru
The Romantics / Pankaj Mishra
Family Matters / Rohinton Mistry
The Guide / R.K. Narayan
The God of Small Things / Arundhati Roy
Midnight’s Children / Salman Rushdie
Staying On / Paul Scott
The Raj Quartet / Paul Scott
A Suitable Boy / Vikram Seth

3 Comments:

Anonymous oneders said...

Surprise that Narayan "Malgudi" is not in the list. This fictional place has soul.

Friday, November 04, 2005 10:54:00 PM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

Yes, you are right. How could I have forgotten R.K. Narayan. His Malgudi stories are excellent. Thanks for reminding me about Narayan. Most of the novels in his ouvre are excellent. However, I have decided to choose The Guide to represent the best of his writings.

Sunday, November 06, 2005 11:14:00 AM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

Yes, you are right. How could I have forgotten R.K. Narayan. His Malgudi stories are excellent literary feats of the imagination. Thanks for reminding me about Narayan. Most of his novels and short stories in his impressive ouvre are excellent. However, I have decided to choose The Guide to represent the best of his writings.

Monday, November 07, 2005 4:04:00 AM  

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