Indian and Pakistani Literature
We sat down with YA author Mitali Perkins to discuss the inspiration for her latest novel, You Bring the Distant Near, and issues of identity and culture.
It is only by familiarising oneself with Indian cuisine that one can truly learn about the subtle and the overt differences from region to region. These five cookbooks are a great start.
"Making it" in modern India is the subject of Diksha Basu's debut novel, The Windfall. With humor and affection for her characters, Basu describes the Jha family's ascent, and the consequences of being rich.
Building on the tradition of more than a century, today there is a long list of women writers in the Indian sub-continent who are feisty, nuanced in their writing and yet universal in many of the issues they share.
Each of these nine novels address an aspect of India's complex and kaleidoscopic history and social fabric, taking you to periods from the fabled Mughal Empire to the turbulent days before Indian independence from the British.