Sunday, December 29, 2013

Challenge Complete: South Asian 2013



I have successfully completed the South Asian 2013 Challenge which required one to read either books by South Asian writers or set in South Asia.

Of the books read, one was in Hindi:
Dhabba by Surender Mohan Pathak

Two were translated into English,one from Urdu, the other from Bengali:
The Last Musha'irah of Dehli by Mirza Farhatullah Baig
Arogyaniketan by Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay

The rest were in English:
 two of them autobiographies:
 Amen: The Autobiography of a Nun by Sister Jesme
Beloved Witch: An Autobiography by Ipsita Roy Chakraverti

four novels:
 The Teller of Tales by Bhaskar Ghose
 The Last Labyrinth by Arun Joshi
 Bombay Rains Bombay Girls by Anirban Bose
 Mari by Easterine Kire

and one cultural/ historical study:
 A Burden of Refuge by Rita Kothari

Of the 10 books read, the translated ones were the best:


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