Top 5 Indian Fiction Books You Ought To Have On Your Shelf

by January 31, 2013 0 comments

Sometimes a fictitious story can sound a lot more interesting than a real one. However, that completely depends on the way the author puts his words into play. While most of these books seem to be highly pumped up with suspense, drama and comedy, a few do end up on a serious note. In easy words, fiction books encompass a bit of almost everything. So, if you love spending a few minutes every evening leaning back on your couch and flipping the pages of a fictitious novel, here are a few more you would probably want to add up to your shelf.

The God Of Small ThingsThe God Of Small Things
Authored by Arundhati Roy, the book perfectly describes how small things in life can affect one’s behaviour. In 1997, Roy won a Booker Prize for his fabulous work. Though highly praised, the book also received a huge amount of criticism for its controversial content. The Indian politics and history are largely responsible for shaping up the plot of the book. Moreover, the book also portrays the attitude of Indians towards their British ruler. Lastly, it also talks a bit about forbidden love, social discrimination and betrayal.

 

Chanakya's ChantChanakya’s Chant
Written by Ashwin Sanghi, the book is based on Chanakya, the greatest political strategist the country has ever seen. The story suddenly takes a twist with Gangasagar Mishra being brought into the scene. Mishra is known to be the reincarnation of Chanakya. He is also considered by some as a Brahmin teacher. The author offers the readers a peep into two parallel worlds – the first one set somewhere in the 340 BC while the second in modern India. This one is truly a good read for those who love fiction.

 

Five Point SomeoneFive Point Someone
If you have watched the movie 3 idiots, it is likely you might know a bit about this book. Authored by Chetan Bhagat, Five Point Someone turned out to be one of the best selling English novels in India. The story revolves around three mechanical engineering students from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Major part of the book deals with the three trying to combat the system within the institute. The novel packs-in a huge amount of humor with a few dark turns. A good one for those looking out for a bit of everything.

 

The Shadow LinesThe Shadow Lines
This award winning novel written by Amitav Ghosh weaves together experiences, memories and scrutinizes a few lines that play a key role in bringing people together and keeping them apart. The story includes a bunch of interesting characters. For instance, the writer talks about one of his uncles who is sexually attracted to his cousin name Ila. However, the writer’s grandmother, Tha’mma, plays the key role in the story. The narrative entirely revolves around a few historic events such as the World War II and the Swadeshi Movement just to name a few.

Six SuspectsSix Suspects
Authored by Vikas Swarup, Six Suspects was published in 2008. The plot revolves around Vivek Rai, the son of a high profile minister who is accused of murdering a bar tender named Ruby Gill at a New Delhi restaurant just because she was not willing to serve him a drink. Later Vicky Rai himself is murdered at his party. This is when Arun Advani, an investigative journalist intervenes who pledges to nail down Rai’s murderer. Six guests at the party possessing a gun are suspected to have murdered Rai. But, will Advani be able to nail down the accused? Read it yourself to find out. Truly a good read for those who love suspense.

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