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Intending to gain good knowledge, stats, and facts about any specific topic, the best tool is a book. Additionally, a book also helps you in learning as well as studying the history of the country. On that note, if you are a book lover and also feel an interest in understanding India as a country, then today in this article we will be reading about some
Author: – Malik V.P. General
An insightful book, Kargil: From Surprise to Victory is a book in which the author has analyzed the different reasons behind the Pakistani Army’s tactics. Additionally, this book also reviews the curious issues on the Indian side. Moreover, this book is a reminder of the heroism that was displayed by the warriors.
Author: – Arundhati Roy
This book is a debut novel of the famous Indian author Arundhati Roy and talks about the life of two twins. In addition to this, this book also shows that how were the lives of these two twins are destroyed by the love laws. Furthermore, these laws decide that who should be loved as well as how much should the person be loved.
Author: – Madhur Jaffrey
This is a book that describes the food that defines the culture of India. In addition to this, in this book the author has used her knowledge and experience about the great ingredients and tasty recipes that are loved by the majority of Indians. Furthermore, A Taste of India also talks about the diverse cultures and beliefs that exist in India.
Author: – Ramachandra Guha
This is a well-written book that covers the growth of modern India. Moreover, in this book the author recounts the events that occurred in India post-independence. In addition to this, in this book, you will also be able to find about the struggle that India faced to achieve its democratic status.
Author: – Gurcharan Das
Written by Gurcharan Das, India Unbound is a book that covers and highlights the struggle of India from 1947-1999 where India faced several big changes from the social as well as economic point of view. Furthermore, this book also shows a well-crafted introduction to contemporary India.
Author: – Khushwant Singh
This a book that captures the literal and emotional pain of partition. Additionally, in this book a fictional town has been created that lies at the border of India and Pakistan. Except for this, Train to Pakistan also covers the social as well as the cultural structure of the society that was found in Partition.
Authors: – Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre
This is a book that draws a sweeping picture of the thunderous year of India’s independence from Britain in the year 1947. Additionally, in this book, both the writers have also narrated the history that contains the drawbacks limiting our understanding of the events covered in this book.
Author: – Chetan Bhagat
This book revolves around the love life of a couple of Ananya and Krish who belong to two different states of India and are Tamil Nadu and Punjab respectively. Despite the fact that these two individuals belong to two entirely different backgrounds, they fall in love and plan to marry each other. Adding to the story, Chetan Bhagat in this book has also narrated the relationship of the couple and their relations with the families of each other. Moreover, the author has narrated the complete journey of the couple from a love relationship to marriage in a beautiful way.
Author: – Arvind Adiga
In this book, the author has written about the issues that India faces because of the division of the classes in the existing society. The author has explained this by narrating the story of Balram. Balram is an individual who comes to Delhi to serve as a driver to a rich man. The book clearly explains the different interrelated aspects of poverty, loyalty, and religion.
Author: – William Dalrymple
The book White Mughals have been set in and around Hyderabad at the beginning of the 19th century. In addition to this, the book tells the story of the love affair between Khair-un-Nisa and James Achilles Kirkpatrick. Basically, White Mughals highlight the story of an affair that saw a British dignitary. Moreover, in this book the author has also examined the interactions of Islam and Christianity.
Author: – John Keay
In this book, the author has narrated the time when India was home to the Indus Valley Civilization. In addition to the same, the book also covers the Harappan civilization and all the major developments that occurred between India and Pakistan. Moreover, the book also covers 300 and 200 BC where the Maurya Empire ruled the land.
Besides this, well-researched information has been extracted from monuments, architecture, literary compositions, coins, and random inscriptions. Moreover, this book is an Englishman’s interpretation of the major events that have contributed to giving shape to India. The author has also covered all the important events.