The India series of books

Over the past 1 year I’ve read the following books that I would group under India Series. They made me realize how little I know about my country and it’s people and most importantly I’ve never lived in Bombay/Mumbai.  This list will be constantly updated as I keep discovering more books.
I call it discovering a book because I never read book reviews ever. I walk into the library/book store scan shelves, first read the titles, check out the author’s name; see if the name draws any recollections from memory, gloss over the cover art, read jacket-in flap, read 10 or so pages ( because it’s a very time consuming and deep commitment) if I like what i read, i pick the book. All books i’ve read have been hand picked in this manner; the selection never disappoints.
Also, RIP Steve Jobs.


By Aravind Adiga

  • The White Tiger
  • Between the Assassinations
  • Last Man in Tower

By Rohinton Mistry

  • Such a Long Journey
  • A Fine Balance

By Manil Suri

  • The Death of Vishnu
  • The Age of Shiva.

By Suketu Mehta

  • Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found

By Gregory David Roberts

  • Shantaram

By Vikram Chandra

  • Love and Longing in Bombay
  • Sacred Games
  • Red Earth and Pouring Rain

By Amitav Ghosh

  • The Hungry Tide
  • Sea of poppies

By Anand Giridharadas

  • India Calling

By Shashi Tharoor

  • The Elephant, the Tiger and the Cellphone

By Katherine Frank

  • Indira Gandhi