The story of Anamika Sharma, a spirited student growing up
A coming-of-age story set in Bombay following a boy's passage
to adolescence with sex and samosas, sea and shore, truant
afternoons, Hindi films, and a woman's seductive daughter.
The city is full of unforgettable sights and smells and includes
discoveries about lies and death, meals and girls.
From the heart of a close-knit Indian household to the cool
centre of an American family, this novel examines a surfeit
of feasting and Indian family life, and the self-denial and
starving of affluent American women in the land of plenty.
In the world of his large family, affluent Tamils living in
the capital of Sri Lanka, Arjie is an oddity - a "funny boy"
- who likes dressing as a girl. Through his eyes, the reader
watches him come to terms with his homosexuality and with
the violent racism of the society in which he lives.
This debut novel offers a coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old
Indian British math prodigy and the pressures placed upon
her as she is
thrust into the adult world of a university.
Haroun and the Sea of Stories
The story of Haroun, a 12-year-old boy whose father Rashid
is the greatest storyteller in a city so sad that it has forgotten
its name. When the gift of gab suddenly deserts Rashid, Haroun
sets out on an adventure to rescue his print.
Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard
Sampath Chawla is a failure--at school, at work, at life in
general. Then, quite unexpectedly, he achieves fame and recognition
as a holy man.
Jasmine Vijh, widowed in India at 17, flees to America. This
is the story of her daring travels, her painful yet exhilarating
cross-cultural metamorphosis and, eventually, the home she
finds in Iowa where she accepts how inextricably her fate
has become part of America's.
Life of Pi
When his ship sinks, a teen emigrating with his family from
India to North America finds himself alone in a lifeboat--his
only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and
Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger.
by Gautam Malkani
This debut comic novel portrays the lives of young Muslim,
Sikh, andHindu men in the ethnically charged enclave of one
of the world'sbiggest cities--London. Malkani completed Londonstani
shortlyafter the bombings in London last July.
Fifteen-year-old Maya is disgruntled when her mother impels
her to visit India for the summer to reacquaint herself with
her extended Indian family. Over the course of three months,
Maya learns why a rift has always existed between her mother
and herself, an understanding that allows her to bridge that
Prince of Ayodhya (The Ramayana #1)
Ashok K. Banker
A retelling of the ancient Sanskrit tale, "Ramayana".
In the ancient city of Ayodhya, a young prince has a terrifying
apocalyptic vision. Shortly after, an ancient seer arrives
at the city gates with an equally terrifying prophecy. Together
they journey to the ends of the world.
Professor of Light
Adolescent Meggie Singh faces her complex personal history
as she struggles under her father's demanding tutelage in
this novel that chronicles Indo-Caribbean displacement.
The Twentieth Wife
Set in 16th century India, this novel chronicles the rise
to prominence of Mehrunnisa, the daughter of a Persian courtier
to the Mughal emperor, Akbar.
The Village by the Sea
With their mother ill and their father permanently drunk,
Hara and Lila have to earn the money to keep house and look
after their two young sisters. In desperation, Hari runs away
to Bombay, leaving Lila to cope alone.