Welcome to Literature of The World where every week, we’ll feature books and authors from different parts of the world.
For our first article, we’ll start with Literature from India!
Read on to discover some great books and tell us in the comments below if you will be reading any of them!
Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag | Goodreads
How does money play part in our relationships? In this novella, Shanbhag tells the tale of a poor family suddenly submerged with luxury and money. It shows how gaining more could lead to losing so much more.
One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul | Goodreads
Canadian born to Indian immigrant parents, Scaachi Koul tells her story through a collection of her essays. The book discusses a myriad of topics including the difference between adapting and adopting a culture. It reflects on family, fashion, racial discrimination, strict gender roles, and more.
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy | Goodreads
Arundhati Roy only wrote one book and it became the winner of the 1997 Booker Prize, so it must be a hell of a debut novel, right?! In The God of Small Things, Roy introduces a rich story filled with mystery, love, loss, fear, social discrimination and of course, politics. It shows you different perspectives of reality and truth.
Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani | Goodreads
This graphic novel follows Priyanka, an Indian teen in America who tries to know her identity. It’s a story about culture and the relationship between a mother and a daughter in gorgeous illustrations.
The Windfall by Diksha Basu | Goodreads
“From rags to riches” that pretty much sums up The Windfall. Similar to Ghachar Ghochar, this novel tells the story of moving from poverty to extreme wealth. However, Basu’s main characters realise that among the wealthy, they still stand out.