Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Celebrating Writing From India

With India in the news this week celebrating 60 years of Independence, The Literary Saloon links to a piece from Outlook India about Indian writing in English over the last six decades. The author of the piece, Khushwant Singh, also lists his picks for the most significant novels published during this time. Can't argue with most of his picks which includes Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children, V.S. Naipaul's A House for Mr. Biswas, Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies and Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things. It's also nice to see two Canadians on the list as well - Anita Rau Badami's The Hero's Walk and M.G. Vassanji's recently published The Assassin's Song. Now all I'd like is a tall, cool drink, a front porch with a breeze and all the time in the world to read through this list.

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