Books About India

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India is a vast country that boasts of her tradition, culture, and education. She is a home to people of the world. History proves that all facts about India were obtained mostly from reliable sources like books and other inscriptions and coins, etc.

Fact 1 Historical Books About India

All information regarding the political, social, economic, education, art, architecture, and inventions of the early Indians, are available in the famous books written by the Chinese travelers Fa Hien and Hiuen Tsang. Other foreigners who visited India have also described the ruling systems of the various kings, religious beliefs, about great scholars, etc. The recent books published by Indian as well as foreign authors include:

Warriors in Politics: Hindu Nationalism, Violence, and the Shiv Sena in India by Sikata Banerjee,

Mumbai Fables by Gyan Prakash,

Legacy of a Divided Nation: India’s Muslims since Independence by Mushirul Hasan,

India’s Partition: The Story of Imperialism in Retreat by D.N.Panigrahi,

Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India by James W. Laine,

The Territories and States of India by David Taylor.

Fact 2 Books About Education In India

Education has always been the priority for India and the first formulation of Education System for all was conducted in 1944. Later the University Grants Committee was established in India. Some of the greatest books of India that discuss about the education system and other factors are:

Going to School in South Asia by Amita Gupta, published by Greenwood Press,

India, Economic Development and Social Opportunity by Jean Dreze; Amartya Sen published by Oxford University Press, and many others.

Fact 3 Greatest Indian Novels And Literary Works

Indian poets, novelists, and writers have always occupied great positions in the world of literature and arts. Rabindranath Tagore, the Indian laureate tops the list by his amazing creation of The Gitanjali that won the Nobel Prize for him. India is a house of great poets and thinkers and from time to time, writers and poets have appeared on the literary scene to enrich the incomparable library of books of India. Bankim Chandra, Sarat Chandra, and Michael Madhusudan Dutta are names of few of the writers who added wealth to Indian literature. Some of the recent books about India are:

Cutting Stone by Abraham Verghese;

Twilight in Delhi by Ahmad Ali;

An Obedient Father by Akhil Sharma;

The Immortals by Amit Chaudhuri;

The Hungry Tide by Amitava Ghosh and many other books.

Fact 3 Other Books About India By Great Authors

Indian writers have stirred the entire world with their creativeness and unique writings. Some of the famous books of great authors include:

Discovery of India by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru;

Wings of Fire, Scientist to President, Ignited Minds are the works of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam;

Shobha De’s works include Starry Nights, Socialite Evenings, Sister and Spouse.

Ruskin Bond offered various books for children and he is one of the noted novelists of India.

Ashwin Sanghi is known for his books on business that include Boards That Deliver, What the CEO wants you to know and others.

Chetan Bhagat, Salman Rushdie, Kushwant Singh are the most popular writers of today.

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