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The Shadows of Men

The Shadows of Men
  • Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay), Kolkata (Calcutta)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1920s

Wyndham and Banerjee Book 5   Calcutta, 1923. When a Hindu theologian is found murdered in his home, the city is on the brink of all-out religious war. Can officers of the Imperial Police Force, Captain Sam Wyndham and...

Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies
  • Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Location(s): West Bengal, Boston
  • Era(s): Modern

Pulitzer-winning, scintillating studies in yearning and exile from a Bengali Bostonian woman of immense promise. A couple exchange unprecedented confessions during nightly blackouts in their Boston apartment as they struggle to cope with a heartbreaking loss; a student arrives...

Jasmine Skies

Jasmine Skies
  • Author(s): Sita Brahmachari
  • Location(s): Kolkata (Calcutta)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

Mira Levenson is bursting with excitement as she flies to India to stay with her aunt and cousin for the first time. As soon as she lands Mira is hurled into the sweltering heat and a place full of...

Tales of India: Folk Tales from Bengal, Punjab, and Tamil Nadu

Tales of India: Folk Tales from Bengal, Punjab, and Tamil Nadu
  • Author(s): Svabhu Kohli (illustrator), Viplov Singh (illustrator)
  • Location(s): Punjab, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

A shape-shifting tiger and a pretentious rat. A generous goddess and a powerful demon. A clever princess and a prince who returns from the dead. This collection of 16 traditional tales transports readers to the beguiling world of Indian...

Victory Colony, 1950

Victory Colony, 1950
  • Author(s): Bhaswati Ghosh
  • Location(s): Kolkata (Calcutta)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): 1950

A novel set in Calcutta, shortly after the Partition of India. Along with other refugees from what is now Pakistan, a young woman makes her way to the teeming city of Calcutta and tries to adjust to a new...

Selected Poems

Selected Poems
  • Author(s): Rabindranath Tagore
  • Location(s): Kolkata (Calcutta)
  • Genre(s): Poetry
  • Era(s): Turn 20th Century

The poems of Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) are among the most haunting and tender in Indian and in world literature, expressing a profound and passionate human yearning. His ceaselessly inventive works deal with such subjects as the interplay between God...

The Inheritance of Loss

The Inheritance of Loss
  • Author(s): Kiran Desai
  • Location(s): West Bengal, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 20th Century

The Inheritance of Loss is Kiran Desai’s extraordinary Man Booker Prize winning novel. High in the Himalayas sits a dilapidated mansion, home to three people, each dreaming of another time. The judge, broken by a world too messy for...

Oleander Girl

Oleander Girl
  • Author(s): Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • Location(s): Kolkata (Calcutta)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Although she was orphaned at birth, Korobi Roy has enjoyed a privileged childhood with her adoring grandparents, spending her first seventeen years in a beautiful, crumbling old mansion in Kolkata, India. But she is troubled by the silence that...

The Sleeping Dictionary

The Sleeping Dictionary
  • Author(s): Sujata Massey
  • Location(s): West Bengal
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930

From an award-winning novelist, a stunning portrait of late Raj India–a sweeping saga and a love story set against a background of huge political and cultural upheaval. YOU ASK FOR MY NAME, THE REAL ONE, AND I CANNOT TELL....

Sister of My Heart

Sister of My Heart
  • Author(s): Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • Location(s): Kolkata (Calcutta), San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Anju is the daughter of an upper-caste Calcutta family of distinction. Her cousin Sudha is the daughter of the black sheep of that same family. Sudha is startlingly beautiful; Anju is not. Despite those differences, since the day on...

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