Its year end and already there are several 2019 Reading Challenges doing the rounds . I am currently reading Gone with the Wind and enjoying it thoroughly. What I love particularly about this book is its narrative that captured the Civil War period so well that it is really informative. Sometimes, fiction teaches us history in ways a history book cannot and sometimes gives us a glimpse of the alternate history which did not make it to the history books….
This spurred in me a renewed interest in picking up some historical fiction from India which I have been meaning to read for a good period of time. Then I got a better idea to draw up a Reading Challenge list where the readers are allowed to pick up only books by Indian writers . And then , I got an even better idea to post it on my blog so that I have some company (hopefully..) to keep the reading challenge interesting and going on… I would definitely need all the enthusiasm you guys would bring into the challenge to help me complete it . So , here goes my list –
A book in your mother tongue **
A book set in the colonial era
A biography of a leader in post-independence era.
A winner of the Man Booker Prize from India.
A book that made to the Man Booker Prize shortlist from India
An acclaimed debut book of an author
A book that is set in your home state**
A book translated to English from any vernacular language
A book that won the Sahitya Academy Award for English
A book that won the Sahitya Academy Award for any vernacular language**
A book that inspired a movie adaptation
A Pulitzer Prize winning novel
Any work of a Nobel Laureate from India
A graphic novel
A book set during Partition
** The items in the list marked as shown require the reader to pickup a non-English book. For non Indian readers I have included additional options to complete your list of 12 items…
If you are ready to take up the challenge with me please leave a word in the comments section below . I would be thrilled . Now that you are here , just have a look around my blog …..