She is twenty, restless in New Delhi. Her mother has died; her father has left for Singapore. He is a few years older, just back to India from New Yor... Read More
Junior Officer Ali Shigri of the Pakistan Air Force, the son of Colonel Quli Shigri, who had been one of General Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq's right-hand men ... Read More
In India during the mid-1970s, after a state of internal emergency is declared, four very different people--a widowed seamstress, a student, and a man... Read More
Successful anesthesiologist Neel hopes to resist his family's pleas that he marry a proper woman during a visit home to India, while jaded thirty-year... Read More
Tells of Lata's and her mother's attempts to find a suitable boy through love or through exacting maternal appraisal. Set in post-Independence India a... Read More
Collects short stories that explore the ramifications of the 1947 partition of India, on both sides of the border and beyond.
[A] story of family life that is a dance of love and grief and rebirth set on a gorgeous island in the Indian Ocean.
As Uma, the unmarriageable adult daughter of an Indian lawyer, copes with her parents' demands and traditional Indian family life, her younger brother... Read More
1870s India. In a tiny village where society is ruled by a caste system and women are defined solely by marriage, young Biren Roy dreams of forging a ... Read More
Traces the experiences of two women on opposing sides of the Sri Lankan civil war who connect in unexpected ways when a Tamil aspiring teacher is arre... Read More
Stories depict the lives of beggars, holy men, students, and the other inhabitants of an imaginary Indian city.
The life of a man born at the moment of India's independence becomes inextricably linked to that of his nation and is a whirlwind of disasters and tri... Read More
Although her traditional low middle-class family expects her to go through with her arranged marriage, Anjali Bose wants to make more of her life and ... Read More
This critically acclaimed novel tells the story of India and its people through the eyes of one woman and her experiences in one peasant family in a p... Read More
Enjoying a sheltered childhood with adoring grandparents but troubled by the silence surrounding her parents' deaths, 17-year-old Korobi is prompted b... Read More
A #1 international bestseller, this provocative comedy offers a unique perspective--that of a group of friends working in a call center in India on th... Read More
New Delhi native Vikram Chandra introduces listeners to Inspector Sartaj Singh, a Sikh member of the Mumbai police force, and his long-time nemesis Ga... Read More
Preparing to fight China's nineteenth-century Opium Wars, a motley assortment of sailors and passengers establish family-like ties that eventually spa... Read More
Marrying in order to escape an overbearing father, Meera is further victimized by her physically demanding husband and lustful brother-in-law, a circu... Read More
"When Bollywood star Ria Parkar returns to Chicago for her cousin's wedding after having been away for 10 years, she must face Vikram, the boy she aba... Read More
Zubaida is torn between an arranged marriage in Bangladesh and her love for Elijah Strong, the American she met while working in Boston.
A heartbreaking love story set in war-torn Kashmir. In an ancient house in the city of Srinagar, Faiz paints exquisite Papier Mache pencil boxes for t... Read More
When Rakhee Singh is ten years old, her mother takes her from their Minnesota home to visit relatives in India. There she discovers a family secret th... Read More
In 1969, in Kerala, India, Rahel and her twin brother, Estha, struggle to forge a childhood for themselves amid the destruction of their family life, ... Read More
After his father dies, an Indian doctor doing his medical residency in Texas becomes the head of his family's small village back home.
Set on a Bengali noble's estate in 1908, this is both a love story and a novel of political awakening. The central character, Bimala, is torn between ... Read More
Anand, the proud owner of a small factory, finds his future uncertain when it collides with urban forces out of his control and a woman named Kamala w... Read More
"A novel about a forty-eight-year-old woman, Shyama, whose decision to use a surrogate mother from India in order to have a child with her younger boy... Read More
In a crumbling house in the remote northeastern Himalayas, an embittered, elderly judge finds his peaceful retirement turned upside down by the arriva... Read More
"Mukherjee’s West Bengal upstairs/downstairs epic can be raw but honest as he delves unflinchingly into the struggles of a family caught up in the s... Read More
Brothers Subhash and Udayan Mitra pursue vastly different lives--Udayan in rebellion-torn Calcutta, Subhash in a quiet corner of America--until a shat... Read More
Driving his wife crazy after his retirement, Mr. Ali is persuaded to open a marriage bureau, and when his business becomes a success he decides to hir... Read More
Set in modern-day India, this evocative novel follows upper-middle-class Parsi housewife Sera Dubash and 65-year-old illiterate household worker Bhima... Read More
Set on a single day towards the end of the Sri Lankan Civil War, a newlywed couple tries to balance love and intimacy in an evacuee camp which is cons... Read More
A rice farmer-turned-poacher whose brother has been killed and a documentary filmmaker dedicated to preserving wildlife find their views challenged by... Read More
A novel set against the exotic backdrop of the Mughal dynasty of sixteenth-century India chronicles the life and times of Mehrunnisa, an intelligent, ... Read More
An absorbing family saga set amid the commotion of the last forty years of Indian history"--.
When he relocates to New Delhi to take a new job, Balram Halwai is disillusioned by the city's materialism and technology-spawned violence, a circumst... Read More