What are the best Indian historical novels

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Maria Haas: Matriarchs

Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld 2020
ISBN 9783735607041, hardcover, 164 pages, 45.00 EUR
In German and English. Matriarchal societies are egalitarian and are characterized by non-hierarchical social structures. Your economic values ​​are based on balance and ...

Annie Zaidi: Incitement to Murder. novel

Draupadi Verlag, Heidelberg 2020
ISBN 9783945191569, paperback, 182 pages, 18.00 EUR
Translated from the English by Gerhard Bierwirth. With the novel published in 2019 (original title: Prelude to a Riot), Annie Zaidi has the highly topical and explosive connection between prejudices ...

Aravind Adiga: Amnesty. novel

C.H. Beck Verlag, Munich 2020
ISBN 9783406755514, hardcover, 286 pages, 24.00 EUR
Translated from the English by Ulrike Wasel and Klaus Timmermann. Danny, actually Dhananjaya Rajaratnam and originally from Sri Lanka, has been denied refugee status in Australia. Well lives ...

Anuradha Roy: My mother's garden. novel

Luchterhand Literaturverlag, Munich 2020
ISBN 9783630876320, hardback, 416 pages, 22.00 EUR
Translated from the English by Werner Loch-Lawrence. "In my childhood I was known as the boy whose mother ran off with an Englishman," so begins the story of Myshkin and his ...

Christine Wunnicke: The lady with the painted hand. novel

Berenberg Verlag, Berlin 2020
ISBN 9783946334767, hardcover, 168 pages, 22.00 EUR
Bombay, 1764. India was not on the itinerary and Elephanta, this scruffy island full of snakes and goats and caves with the strange figures on the walls, certainly not. But as an explorer ...

Sumana Roy: How I became a tree

Matthes and Seitz Berlin, Berlin 2020
ISBN 9783957578587, hardcover, 267 pages, 28.00 EUR
Translated from the English by Grete Osterwald. Sumana Roy wants to live at her own rhythm, in the present, in tree time. Because in the woods and groves there is peace instead of noise, simplicity instead of abundance, ...

Meena Kandasamy: Beatings. A portrait of the author as a young wife

CulturBooks, Hamburg 2020
ISBN 9783959881487, hardcover, 264 pages, 22.00 EUR
Translated from the English by Karen Gerwig. Seduced by politics, poetry and the dream of creating a better world together, a young woman falls in love with a charismatic university lecturer. To…

Sujata Bhatt: The Stinking Rose. Poems

Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich 2020
ISBN 9783446265561, hardcover, 176 pages, 20.00 EUR
Translated from the English by Jan Wagner. "My homeland does not coincide with any geography", writes Sujata Bhatt in one of her most beautiful poems. She, who comes from northern India, lived in the USA for a long time ...

Deepa Anappara: The detectives from the Bhoot Bazaar. novel

Rowohlt Verlag, Reinbek near Hamburg 2020
ISBN 9783498001186, hardcover, 400 pages, EUR 24.00
Translated from the English by Pociao and Roberto de Hollanda. Detective work is not child's play. Nine-year-old Jai watches too many police documentaries and thinks he's smarter than his girlfriend Pari (although she ...

Christopher Kloeble: The Museum of the World. novel

dtv, Munich 2020
ISBN 9783423282185, hardback, 528 pages, 24.00 EUR
Bartholomäus is an orphan boy from Bombay, he is at least twelve years old and speaks almost as many languages. As a translator for the German Schlagintweit brothers who, with the support of ...

Rabindranath Tagore: Nationalism

Berenberg Verlag, Berlin 2019
ISBN 9783946334606, hardcover, 144 pages, 22.00 EUR
Translated from the English by Joachim Kalka. With a foreword by Pankaj Mishra. Who still knows Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel Prize winner and perhaps India's most famous poet in the twentieth century? ...

Shobha Rao: Girls burn brighter. novel

Elster Verlagbuchhandlung, Zurich 2019
ISBN 9783906903125, hardcover, 320 pages, 24.00 EUR
From the American by Sabine Wolf. Purnima and Savita are poor, they are ambitious and they are girls - not good prospects for their future. After the death of her mother, the 16-year-old ...

Josef Winkler: The city clerk of Calcutta

Suhrkamp Verlag, Berlin 2019
ISBN 9783518470145, hardcover, 105 pages, 14.00 EUR
This time the Indians did not end up in Varanasi, at the cremation sites on the holy Ganges, but in Calcutta. There he takes us on his tours through the city - again and again ...