Reading the States

(Page from: Oluguti Toluguti)

When we read the common books, we read a singular narrative, within a narrow space. In many cases the books in English that we read are set in a far off time, and in a farther off place. Both of which may not be much relevant to what I experience now, and probably influence my thought process in a very limited way.

I am on a hopeful quest to read books from different places in India. This also in a way, ties in with my Growing up Girl series.

  1. TelanganaFather May Be an Elephant and Mother Only a Small Basket, But… by Gogu Shyamala
  2. Assam. No Ghosts in this City by Uddipana Goswami
  3. Tamil NaduThe Hour Past Midnight, by Salma, translated by Lakshmi Holmstrom
  4. KeralaThe God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy