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Summer Reading

Nirmala Garimella
07/13/2004

Dying in a strange country : stories / Tahira Naqvi.
This is Tahira Naqvi's second collection of stories. Set in the Pakistani Immigrant community in North America, the stories are linked through Zenab, a housewife from Connecticut, and her extended family.

The Hamilton case / Michelle de Kretser.
Part of the Sinhalese elite in colonial Ceylon, educated at Oxford, Sam in an Anglophile who is more English than the English.

Brick lane : a novel / Monica Ali.
Brick Lane, a tale which chronicles the story of a Bangladeshi girl, Nazneen, who is sent from her country to Britain, at the tender age of 18, to be married to Chanu - in an arranged marriage and who's twenty years older.

Shame : a novel / Taslima Nasrin ; [translated from the Bengali by Kankabati Datta].
The bloody conflict between Hindus and Moslems in present-day Bangladesh through the eyes of a Hindu family. The author, a Moslem woman, had to go into hiding in Europe because of death threats by Moslems who consider her a sellout.

Sadika's way : a novel of Pakistan and America / Hina Haq

Prince of Ayodhya / Ashok K. Banker.
Prince of Ayodhya is the first novel in the author's ambitious project of retelling the great myths of India in the idiom of prose epic fantasy.

Madras on rainy days / Samina Ali.
In the heat and clamor of the ancient city of Hyderabad, Layla and her mother, their faces veiled behind chadors, rush through the city's narrow alleys.

Queen of dreams : a novel / Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni spins a fresh, enchanting story of transformation that is as lyrical as it is dramatic.

Ladies coupé / Anita Nair.
The story of a woman's search for strength and independence

The Sari shop : a novel / Rupa Bajwa
Ramchand, a shop assistant in Sevak Sari House in Amritsar, spends his days patiently showing yards of fabric to the women of "status families" and to the giggling girls who dream of dressing up in silk but can only afford cotton.

Tara's secret : a novel / William Garlington.
As a young boy in 19th-century India, Gopala has numerous and conflicting religious experiences that guide him to become a priest at the temple of the goddess Ma Tara in Benares.

Operation monsoon / Shona Ramaya.
Like a spicy curry, the Short stories in Operation Monsoon stimulate and satisfy and enrich the reader.



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