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Books and movies index

Reviews of some of the books and movies we've come across, mostly with Indian or South Asian themes or those by Indian authors, both non-fiction and fiction. We've seen the films and read the books listed; therefore these reviews are purely personal opinions and not sourced from elsewhere.
Recently added entries will be marked with [NEW] for about a month.

 

 Indian films / movies

Gandhi   
Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough's epic tale of the life of Mahatma Gandhi...
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  Bandit Queen
Shekhar Kapur
Directed by Shekhar Kapur, this gritty and controversial film was...
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Salaam Bombay
Mira Nair
The story of a young boy who ends up living rough in the slums of...
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  East is east
Damien O'Donnell
Nothing at all to do with India, this excellent film plays around the...
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My son the fanatic   
Udayan Prasad
Pakistani immigrant Pervez (Om Puri), not exactly satisfied with...
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 Indian books : non-fiction

Being Indian - The truth about why the 21st century will be India's
by Pavan K. Varma
A highly instructive and enjoyable book, exploring the endless...
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  Karma Cola

by Gita Mehta
Gita Mehta’s fabulous book is simultaneously funny and shocking...
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Snakes and ladders
by Gita Mehta
Another sideways look at India by Gita Mehta, exploring the myriad...
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  No Full Stops in India
by Mark Tully
While lacking some of the cutting wit of Gita Mehta, Mark Tully's book...
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The heart of India

by Mark Tully
Tully's latest offering is a collection of ten fictional stories that depict...
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  Kullu: Himalayan Abode of the Divine
by Dilaram Shabab
For an area with such a rich and colourful heritage, there are...
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Kulu, The end of the habitable world
by Penelope Chetwode
As the daughter of the 1930s British Commander-in-Chief in India...
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  Unveiling India
by Anees Jung
Anees Jung is one of India's best known women journalists. She...
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Seven Sisters - Among the women of South Asia
by Anees Jung
This book came about partly through the United Nations Fund...
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  May you be the mother of a hundred sons
by Elisabeth Bumiller
Written by Elisabeth Bumiller, this is a collection of stories and essays...
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City of Djinns, a year in Delhi
by William Dalrymple
As complex as is India's capital Delhi, as multi-faceted is its...
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  Travels on my elephant
by Mark Shand
Not everybody would be able to afford this unusual mode of...
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Devi-Devatas - The gods and goddesses of India
by Subhadra Sen Gupta
200 pages of Hindu gods and goddesses; their evolution, their...
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  Hindu Mythology

by W.J. Wilkins
First published in 1882, this tome is an authoritative and exhaustive ...
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Caste, its twentieth century avatar
by various writers / essayists
edited and introduced by M.N.Srinivas, is a collection of...
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  Teach yourself Hindi
by Rupert Snell & S. Weightmann
A course in understanding, speaking and writing Hindi (tapes available...
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 Indian books : fiction

The god of small things
by Arundhaty Roy
This winning title in the 1997 Booker Prize is a superb novel set in...
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  A suitable boy
by Vikram Seth
A 1300 page tome by Vikram Seth - well and truly a pukka family saga...
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After 50 years
by PV Dhamija
A political novel following India from Independence till today. Told...
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  Azadi
by Chaman Nahal
Chaman Nahal's "Azadi" (meaning independence) starts out in the...
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Train to Pakistan
by Khushwant Singh
This classic novel about Partition by the famous Sikh writer, journalist...
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  I shall not hear the nightingale
by Khushwant Singh
Based in Amritsar in the last years before Independence, this novel...
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A married woman
by Manju Kapur
Set in Delhi against the political and social backlash from the Ayodhya...
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  A Himalayan Love Story
by Namita Gokhale
This novel trails the lives of Parvati and Mukul, both of whom grow up...
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The Sari shop
by Rupa Bajwa
Conjuring up the lively atmosphere of the bazaar lanes in Amritsar's...
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  Baumgartner's Bombay
by Anita Desai
Anita Desai's novel tells the story of a German Jew who flees the...
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Life of Pi
by Yann Martel
The Booker Prize winning "Life of Pi" is a highly imaginative tale...
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  Are you experienced?
by William Sutcliffe
This incredibly funny satire has become a cult-classic amongst...
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The inscrutable Americans
by Mathur Anurag
An extremely funny and readable novel about an Indian boy sent...
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  Just the facts, Madamji
by Sharmila Kantha
Ramji, bored with his stagnant accounting job at the dusty branch...
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Coolie
by Mulk Raj Anand
Mulk Raj Anand's novel, set and published in pre-independence...
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  A handful of rice
by Kamala Markandaya
Kamala Markandaya's novel tells the tale of Ravi, a peasant boy who...
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Swami and his friends
by R.K. Narayan
Written in 1932, but only published three years later, "Swami and his...
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  A passage to India
by EM Forster
EM Forster's final novel was written and set at the time of British...
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