4 Must-Read Fiction Novels by Indian Authors
Indian authors have been globally read for their vivid representation of the diverse culture and the modern ones owing to their depiction of more cross-over, global India. Fiction novels written by Indian authors have also gained a lot of popularity, particularly in the recent years.
In this article, we are going to mention four such must-read fiction novels by the Indian authors.
Sita – Warrior of Mithila by Amish Tripathy
Sita – Warrior of Mithila portrays India in 3400 BCE era. It is a time when India is plagued by poverty, resentment, and divisions.
The society hates its leaders. It despises their selfish and corrupt elite. Outsiders exploit the land and the evil king of Lanka known as Raavan grows powerful with each passing day, sinking his fangs into the ill-fated Sapt Sindhu.
During these desperate times, two powerful tribes that are presumably the protectors of this divine land, begin their search for a Savior.
The story takes turn when they find Sita (an abandoned baby) in a field guarded by a vulture from a pack of deadly wolves.
The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter by Shilpa Raj
The story revolves around Shilpa who was saved from being killed at the time of her birth (because of being a female) by her grandmother. The early years of Shilpa’s life are filled with many unexpected and unfortunate twists and turns. Her mother has to abandon her due to her family’s terrible restraints forced on her. She also has to face the insults and verbal abuses of village elders bound by centuries of oppressive customs and practices that subjugate women.
Just when everything seems to be settled, an unexpected death under mysterious circumstances shatters whatever strength remains in Shilpa’s life. Torn between dreams and despair, and pulled in opposite directions, Shilpa makes an ultimate choice for her future.
Shifting Sands by Radha Venuprasad
Shifting Sands contains many short stories. All the stories in the novel are about relationships between men and women, as wells between families and even cultures.
There is a story about Renu, who makes the ultimate sacrifice to keep her love child.
There is a story about Shiva, who is a good man committed to his family but finds himself being drawn towards a struggling young woman.
Then there is a story about Dhruva, a gifted and affluent doctor who has a secret to keep. There are many other stories in the novel involving different shades of characters like Aruna, Ammu, Seema, Markanday, and Anita.
BloodBath by Ray Rao
Written by Ray Rao, the upcoming novel BloodBath tells us a story about two siblings Jason and Alexis Wolff. Jason is an elite ex-commando and Alexis is a well-trained ninja. They fight a common enemy in order to prevent a nuclear annihilation in India.
India is a nuclear-armed country held together by bonds of tradition and history. Its delicate unity is being torn apart by deep ethnic and religious contradictions waiting to explode into open conflict. Alexis and Jason are the only ones that stand between Kalidas’s (the villain) plan of nuclear apocalypse. BloodBath has not been released yet, but it looks really promising.