From The Windfall to Pashmina: 6 books by Indian authors to look out for in 2017

Nobody can deny the fact that reading books expands our mental horizon and also helps us articulate thoughts.

A Dance with Dragons’ writer George R.R. Martin says “a reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, the man who never reads lives only one,” and we agree with him. Nobody can deny the fact that reading expands our mental horizon and also helps us articulate thoughts. Research claims that people who read are better thinkers and analysers. For some, it is a way to escape from this world.

Reading helps to understand other cultures and religions. With four months already gone, the second part of the year has a lot to give in terms of novels. So, there are some great books by Indian authors coming out in the second part of 2017. Here is a list of books for you. Make sure you pick them up.

No One Can Pronounce My Name: This novel narrates the story of immigrants who try to find their place in American society and within their own families.This is the second novel by Satyal.

Release date: May 2, 2017

When Dimple Met Rishi: It is a story of Dimple Shah and a hopeless romantic guy Rishi Patel. This romcom talks about two Indian-American teens whose parents conspire to arrange their marriage. The book is written by Sandhya Menon, who calls Bollywood as her inspiration to write stories of teens’ interest.

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Release date: May 30, 2017

The Windfall: Set in modern-day Delhi, the novel narrates the story of Mr. and Mrs. Jha, who faces problem in getting along with the wealthy community and unfolds what it means to “make it” in modern India.

Release date: June 27, 2017

A Life of Adventure and Delight: This new work by Akhil Sharma is the collection of elegant stories – each of which was first published in the New Yorker – all explore the unpredictability of human emotion.

Release date: July 11, 2017

The Library of Fates: This book narrates a romantic coming-of-age fantasy tale steeped in Indian folklore, where a princess makes a sacrifice to save her people, but things go awry.

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Release date: July 18, 2017

Pashmina: This graphic novel is about mother-daughter relationship. It is a story of an Indian-American girl Priyanka Das, whose skin colour makes her look different from others. While she struggles a lot, her motherm, an immigrant from India, wants her to know about her culture.

Release date: October 3, 2017