Writing is an art and it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Writers try to reflect their thoughts through writing, while readers purchase a book as per their interests. We have writers from all over the world, but Indian-born writers are the best. They know how to mirror their feelings in a novel. Here is a list of seven Indian bestselling novels you shouldn’t miss:
1. The Guide: The novel was written by famous late Indian writer, R. K. Narayan. The 1958 novel is based on the life of a protagonist who becomes a holy man from a tour guide.
2. The God Of Small Things: Suzanna Arundhati Roy is the writer of 1997 novel which describes how small things can affect an individual’s life. Soon after the novel was published, it became the bestselling book.
3. The Namesake: It was writer Jhumpa Lahiri’s first novel. The storyline of the novel is based on the life of an Indian couple that immigrates to the US. The book was published in 2003. Three years after the novel was published, a film was made on the same storyline and the name.
4. Midnight’s Children: It is a novel by British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie. The 1981 book revolves around a story of Sakeem Sinai, who was born quickly after the midnight when India got independence in 1947.
5. A Fine Balance: It was Indian-born Canadian writer Rohinton Mistry’s second novel. The novel was published in 1995 and its story was set in Bombay from 1975 to 1984. It revolves around four individuals: Two tailors, a student and a widow.
6. The Shadow Lines: The Sahitya Akademi Award-winning novel was written by Amitav Ghosh. It was published in 1988 and its storyline is about an individual and his life in India and London.
7. Train To Pakistan: The historical novel was written by late author Khushwant Singh. The novel describes the life of people of a village located at the border of India and Pakistan.