His writing style and flair for capturing insights makes this book a must-read. When a young woman, who has been assisting a powerful senator on the campaign trail is found dead, Lena recalls her own fraught history with the senator and the violent incident that ended their relationship. This book is considered by many as a perfect textbook for any student of India. Ages 12+ An attempt to introduce young readers to history, make it come alive and accessible, without confining it to history textbooks where history is dry, dull and boring. This book brings together pictures and words in the spirit of freedom and celebration. Ages 10+ By Aravinda Ananthraman, the book presents the journey of the Dalai Lama in a very interesting way.
In these books the translator rather than the author's name are mentioned front up. Cuckold 1997 by Kiran Nagarkar A fictional retelling of the life of Mira Bai the princess who believed she was married to Krishna and her mortal husband, the heir apparent of Mewar. Colm Tóibín, the award-winning author of The Masterand Brooklyn, turns his attention towards the complex relationships between fathers and sons—specifically the tensions between the literary giants Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, W. Citizen is, quite simply, a masterpiece. This book not only won the Booker prize, but the Booker of Booker prizes, meaning that it was judged to be the best novel to win the prize in its 25 year history.
In Parable of the Sower, we are confronted with a future of economic and ecological ruin, where one young girl's strange ability of hyper-empathy might be humanity's only hope. So many kids don't see their own lives reflected in the vague struggles of Holden Caulfield or Hester Prynne. Some of his famous work includes Five Point Someone, 2 States, Half Girlfriend and One Indian Girl. The way Singh has described a village where a peaceful and loving community transforms into one driven by hatred and fear is remarkable. Set in Ethiopia and New York, it is about family, betrayal and medicine.
Donellan is an author, poet, musician, installation artist, teacher and event manager. In my childhood, I was known as the boy whose mother had run off with an Englishman. Only that Quietness and Emptiness fitted together like stacked spoons. He soon becomes a chauffeur and drives car for Ashok and his wife, Pinky. It's the story of Rukmani, daughter of a village headman, married to a landless tenant. Belsky also draws on his own experiences from working with companies like Airbnb, Pinterest, Uber, and sweetgreen, urging us to embrace the messy middle and all the insights that are hidden there. For instance, most of the stories written by were around upper-class Bengalis in pre-independence era.
A fine balance revolves around various characters in Mumbai then Bombay during the time of turmoil and government emergencies. The All ages A collection of stories by Ruskin Bond about a boy, Rusty, who is quiet, intelligent and longs for love. So begins the fourth novel from the renowned Indian writer Anurandha Roy, whose most recent novel, Sleeping on Jupiter, was longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker prize. She draws from her own life—what it was like to be an artist adjusting to married life while Trump was Tweeting about nuclear war—and from the life of punk poet, writer, and counterculture experimentalist Kathy Acker. Ages 4+ In this story by Priya Ramanathan, Nekgaon is a perfect village, but one wily man arrives and changes everything about Nekgaon with his strange demand.
Watch the to get sense of how much this satirical novel skewers the world of finance, then read the book for a window into the ridiculous and nonetheless poignant lives of a family—and perhaps a country—on the brink of collapse. Winston Churchill considered it one of the best books he had ever read. They are always partial, bound to disappoint more than please, and yet they're seductive pive because of their imperfection. All ages A collection edited by Githa Hariharan and Shama Futehally, featuring 10 stories that look at the India our children live in with clear, steady eyes. They are right about one thing though; you should read this.
Books put a human face on issues that can be difficult to understand. Some of the most famous ones being; The namesake, Unaccustomed Earth and The lowland. Only that once again they broke the Love Laws. He started his career as a freelance writer and eventually got jobs as editor in various magazines. Any kid who only has the haziest idea of what's going on in Iran should readimmediately, because Satrapi's narrative is both educational and deeply universal. Well, once a young man heard this noise everywhere and he thought it was a ghost… until he found out what the noise really was — and it was not what he expected. Most of the tales in this engrossing collection of short stories are based on true stories told to Van Booy over the course of his travels.
This is another novel that also presents itself as a viable option for use in hand-to-hand combat. Buy your copy Header image source: Amazon Liked this post? This is her second book and won several literary prizes. MeToo , and interracial dating drawing from her own experiences with her BritishBakeOff boyfriend. Nectar In A Sieve 1954 by Kamala Markandaya Born in Mysore in 1924, this is the pioneering woman writer's best-known novel. The Last Mughal by William Dalrymple A comprehensive account of the years marked by the decline of the Mughal Empire in India, and the emergence of the British Raj, is a treat for history lovers.