Women writers in India with literacy appreciations and various awards, have been narrating stories for quite a sometime. They have a different style of narrating the stories, giving a touch of their own personal experience as well.
If you love books, you should definitely pick up a book by these ladies to discover a whole new world of storytelling:
Jhumpa Lahiri: An Indian American by birth, Jhumpa Lahiri is the most famous voice and spokesperson for NRI women. She tells their story like no other – their identity crisis, quirks, angst, melancholy, ambitions and flickering spirit of hope through charming characters and familiar common experiences.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: While a lot of people recommend The Palace of Illusions by her, an interesting retelling of Mahabharata from Draupadi's point of view, we say you also give The Mistress of Spices a read.
Indu Sundaresan: She is the author of six books so far: the three novels of the Taj trilogy, The Twentieth Wife, The Feast of Roses and Shadow Princess; a collection of short stories, In the Convent of Little Flowers; a novel set in India during four days in May of 1942 titled The Splendor of Silence; and, a novel based on the Kohinoor diamond, The Mountain of Light.
Arundhati Roy: The author deals with human emotions in the most real fashion and intertwines those very emotions with social issues. Her debut novel, The God of Small Things, was such a success because of exactly that.
Kiran Desai: The daughter of author Anita Desai, Kiran has a way of narrating stories that will tug at your heart for a long time. Her second book, The Inheritence of Loss, won her a Man Booker Prize and for good reason.
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