India has a large pool of writers because it is large, diverse nature and complex history. Subsequently, here are some of the Indian top-selling books
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There is an old adage which goes that when you open a book; you open a new world.
Books are that critical in our lives and they are generally packed with knowledge and
understandings regarding various sectors of our daily lives. For example, you can find
information on living a happy and fulfilling life, love and relationships and prayer
among other areas.
India has a large pool of writers because it is large, diverse nature and complex
history. Subsequently, here are some of the Indian top selling books.
I. A Suitable Boy
This book definitely finds itself if not the top then among the bestselling books by an
Indian author called Vikram Seth.
This widely acclaimed work of Vikram Seth is set in the post- independence Indian
background and revolves around 4 families.
The story primarily revolves around Mrs. Rupa Mehra’s journey to finding a suitable
boy’ for her daughter called Lata who is 19 and trusts in love at first sight.
Other issues such as changing family relations, caste and class tensions and Hindu-
Muslim strife are also greatly explored.
II. The God Of Small Things
This novel by Suzanna Arundhati, his debut, revolves around a family in 1960s in the
southern state of Kerala, India.
There is a range of issues covered in the book with the most important one being the
babyhood experiences of fraternal twins. Other issues also greatly explored include
the caste system, communism and religion.
III. A Fine Balance
This literature piece by Rohinton Mistry always appears among the Best Selling
Books. And that it does for a reason.
The story captured in the book is set in 1975, also popularly known as “The
Emergency”. During that period of civil unrest, Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister.
The story revolves around 4 strangers from various walks of life and explores
different issues based on political, economic and social forces. That is from the period
of civil unrest to the present.
IV. The White Tiger
This Man-Booker prize-winning book by Aravind Adiga also boasts to be among the
top selling books.
The darkly amusing story of Balram Halwai, a poor village boy, covers two main
areas that are corruption and class struggle in India. Even though the village boy
manages to eventually transcend to the top, be successful, there were acts of profanity
he committed along the way.
V. The Palace of Illusions
This award-winning novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni revolves around the 'The
Mahabharata, ’Hindu mythological epic. The story is told from the perspective of a
female, Draupadi or Panchali, from a male dominant epic.
The remarkable way the author manages to explore her description of jealousy, love
and insecurity is the reason why this piece of art is widely considered as a top fictional
account of Mahabharat.