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FIREBIRD, by Perumal Murugan, translated by Janani Kannan Set in rural Tamil Nadu of the 1960s, this is a perfectly told story about migration and family

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Published Dec 30, 2023

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FOLLOWING A PRAYER, by Sundar Sarukkai Set in rural Karnataka, this stunning novel explores ideas of the meaning of language and speech

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WAYEL KATI: THE QUEST OF THE SEVEN GUARDIAN, by Linthoi Chanu Set in Manipur, this tale weaves folklore and myth into current environmental concerns

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THE EAST INDIAN, by Brinda Charry A ficitonalised account of 'the first India' in the US, this is also a critique of colonialism and imperialism

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WON'T YOU STAY RADHIKA, by Usha Priyamvadha, translated by Daisy Rockwell: Set in the 1960s, this Hindi novel, now translated to English, touches on family bonds

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I NAMED MY SISTER SILENCE, by Manoj Rupda, translated by Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar A slim novel about the impact of policy and politics on tribal communities

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ROMAN STORIES, by Jhumpa Lahiri Lahiri returns to her favourite themes of migration, displacement and home in this collection of short stories

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ASSASSIN, by K.R. Meera, translated by J. Devika A long novel about authoritarianism and patriarchy

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