Book series by Indian author
How are you doing? I know there is melting heat out there, I pass my daily commute dreaming about a silent weekend reading and drinking something chill.
Anyhoo, I was thinking of writing this for a long time since I could not find it when I googled for some Indian book series. Contrary to popular belief, there are few book series written by Indian authors and yes, they are good! Few of them are really really good and you need to read them ASAP.
So here goes the list. These consisted of two or three books usually.
- Taj Trilogy by Indu Sundaresan:
The twentieth wife,
The feast of roses,
The shadow princessThis three books written beautifully by Indu Sundaresan will leave you speechless. The weave an effortless magical era all around you where you are in Mughal empire and every thing is happening in front of your eyes.
The story starts with Meherunnisa’s birth in a desert to a poor Persian parents and leads to the fascinating journey she takes to become the most powerful empress of Indian history.
It covers the lifetime of Jahangir as well as Shahjahan’s and the story stays with for sometime after you finish each book. I think you should pick it up if you have not read it already.
- Shiva Trilogy by Amish:
The immortals of meluha,
The secret of the Nagas,
The oath of Vayuputras
I have written so many times about these tree amazing books by Amish Tripathi that you must be knowing by now they are one of my favorites.
The beautiful writing will grip you till the end. Shiv is portrayed as a human living in a Himalayan tribe who land up as a foreigner in the city of Meluha in search of a better life for his men. He is just a man who falls in love with a princess of that city. But the people of that foreign land has been long waiting for their rescuer, their Neelkanth and places him as their God.
The narration is so compelling that you would not even notice when you finished one book and you will thrive for another.
- Ibis trilogy by Amitava Ghosh:
Sea of poppies,
River of smoke,
Flood of fire
We haven’t talked enough about Amitava Ghosh in our blog and although I consider him as one of greatest author of our time, I grudgingly confess, I haven’t read much of him. But as much as I have, I am compelled.
This trilogy is something you must read.
You will find these books so thoroughly researched and excruciatingly detailed about colonial India and their business, language, culture and everything that you might find yourself lost in modern era after you finish the first book itself.
- Stranger Trilogy by Novoloneel Chakraborty:
Marry me, Stranger,
All your, Stransger,
Forget me not, Stranger
This three books are so much loved and popular, I am sure you are aware of the same. These books practically put Novoneel Chakraborty in the map (feeling a little proud as fellow Bengali) ! He does writes wonderful thrillers and you might find yourself finishing these babies in one sitting each!
They actually stand up to their hype being so thrilling and gripping till the end. I am sure you will love reading this trilogy a lot.
- Jorasanko Duology by Aruna Chakravarti:
The daughters of Jorasanko
How could I, being a Tagore worshiping Bengali, ignore these beautiful books written by Aruna Chakravarti. These two books tells you about Tagore girls. There was always a different edge to their living, liberty or enlightenment that was different from the other women living at Calcutta at that time.
It talks about their victory, failure, rebel, heartbreak and love. I am sure you wouldn’t like to miss these pieces.
- Thakur girls Duology by Anuja Chauhan:
Those pricey Thakur girls,
The house that BJ built
This series consists of two books that are really fun and quirky! The witty and funny story telling of Anuja Chauhan here will make you fall in love with few of the characters described in the book. There are so few romantic comedies in the market that are not actually mushy and stereotyped. These two books are actually fun with touch of little melodrama!
The way she has described the characters are hilarious and lively! Give it a try and you would not even mind reread it in near future.
So, there it goes guys! please let me know if there is some trilogy or series that you liked by Indian author. I am always in book hunting mode so I love you suggestions 🙂
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