Reading List

Through the pre-orientation sessions and during my travel in India, I’ve picked up many books will probably pick up many more. On this page I’ll describe some of the readings I found most useful.

1. India Calling by Anand Giridharadas

2. The Little Book of Hindu Deities

3. In Spite of the Gods: The Rise of Modern India by Edward Luce

4. Nine Lives by William Dalrymple

5. The Age of Kali by William Dalrymple

6. Planet of Slums by Mike Davis

7. Dreaming in Hindi by Katherine Russell Rich

8. The Argumentative Indian by Amartya Sen

9. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

10. The Guide by R.K. Narayan

11. New Indian Fiction: Contemporary Writing in English (HarperCollins)

12. 20 Stories from South Asia


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