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Beyond Arranged Marriages and Big Fat Weddings: Romance in Indian Literature

An exploration of the various ways romance plays out in Indian literature — it's not all arranged marriages.

Dalit Literature: What It Is, Why Should You Read It, and Where to Start

Dalit literature is one of the most important literary phenomena in post-independence India, restoring dignity to a wronged community.

Get To Know Satyajit Ray: Bookish Polymath Extraordinaire

Get to know Bengali writer and filmmaker Satyajit Ray, along with a sampling of his stories and films available in translation.

14 Must-Read Indian History Books

These must-read Indian history books will help you understand this diverse country and its impact on the rest of the world, including The Raj at War by Yasmin Khan.

6 Books on Caste to Read After Isabel Wilkerson’s CASTE

Wilkerson’s book was instantly one of the classic books on caste, as we have it in the U.S. These books go deeper into the Indian system, including The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga.

Literary Tourism: Kolkata, India

Take a tour of literary Kolkata, India, from its museums to its cafes and bookstores to a reading list of books set in the metropolis.

Indian Writing in English: An Unconventional Starter Kit

A short list of some of the lesser known, but brilliant Indian writing in English with books from various genres, featuring diverse voices, including titles like The Devourers by Indra Das.

7 Obscure Indian Novels You Should Add To Your TBR

Explore some lesser-known titles by Indian writers and mostly set in India with this list of obscure Indian novels.

A Woman’s History Of Partition: Life, Loss, and Identity

A reader looks at two compelling books about partition by and about women, and coming from both sides of the border.

8 Great Books Set in India

You might not be able to travel right now, so here's a list of books set in India to satiate your wanderlust until it’s safe to voyage again.