4 Great Books by Indian Female Authors
Indian literature has come a long way in past 100 years and female authors and poets have contributed majorly in the growth of the literature and art-form. They have fearlessly addressed various issues in their writings and books which have awakened the society and created new reforms. This impeccable prowess in writing has led them to win numerous accolades and awards in the field of literature.
Here are some of the books by Indian female authors that won accolades
1. If it is sweet by Mridula Koshi
This book is a pack of 19 stories and has won 2009 Shakti Bhakt First Book Prize. The lead characters from the book are all belonging to the troupe of garbage collectors, maids and labourers and yet the writer makes their stories super stylish. There are no grand social messages given but just humanity shown in simple and true fashion.
2. Rich Like Us By Nayantara Sehgal
Women have used their power in many ways to inspire and influence masses around them. This book revolves around those ways and has won Sinclair Prize for Fiction (1985) and the Sahitya Akademi Award (1986). Nayantara Sehgal has touched topics such as politics and feminism through her writing in this novel. She has also discussed topics such as nepotism, partition and politics
3. The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Arundhati Roy has always been a bold writer who has dared to touch unspoken and acute topics such as unmet sexual desires, paedophilia and grotesque. She was the first Indian citizen to win a Booker Prize. In ‘The God Of Small Things’ she has beautifully described the essence of big things and small things. She has covered various topics in this book in a poetic and a catchy way.
4. Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahari
Jumpa Lahiri has been representing NRI women since a long time. She is one of the most noteworthy writers of our times. Inspite of being her debut book, ‘Interpreter of Maladies’ won a Pulitzer Prize, New Yorker Award in 2000 and the PEN/Heminway award in 1999. Her book covers various topics such as unhappy marriages, casteism, Indo-Pak friendships, immigrants who refuse to blend in the new countries and those who adjust happily.
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