Passages to India

Embracing the richness of Indian culture, these novels explore family bonds, tradition, and identity. Whether they are set in Bombay or New Jersey, these books evoke the colors and flavors of the subcontinent. All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.


Addison, Corban. A Walk Across the Sun. 2012.
     Also available: CD

Adiga, Aravind. Last Man in Tower. 2011.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Albinia, Alice. Leela’s Book. 2011.

Agarwal, Shilpa. Haunting Bombay. 2009.

Baker, Brenda L. Sisters of the Sari. 2011.

Bantwal, Shobhan. The Sari Shop Window. 2009.

Beal, Daphne. In the Land of No Right Angles. 2008.

Cherian, Anne. A Good Indian Wife. 2008.

Currimbhoy, Nayana. Miss Timmins’ School for Girls. 2011.

Cushman, Anne. Enlightenment for Idiots. 2008. (Adult Chick Lit CUS).

Daswani, Kavita. The Village Bride of Beverly Hills. 2004.

DeKretser, Michelle. The Lost Dog. 2007.

Desai, Anita. The Artist of Disappearance. 2011.
     Also available: CD

Dhar, Ronica. Bijou Roy. 2010.

Doshi, Tishani. The Pleasure Seekers. 2010.

D’Souza, Tony. The Konkans. 2008.

Dyer, Geoff. Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi. 2009.

Ghosh, Amitav. River of Smoke. 2011.
     Also available: CD

Gregson, Julia. East of the Sun. 2008.
     Also available: CD

Hall, Tarquin. The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing. 2010. (Adult Mystery HAL).
     Also available: Large Type, CD

James, Tania. Atlas of Uknowns. 2009.
     Also available: eBook

Joseph, Manu. Serious Men. 2010.

Keating, H.R.F. Inspector Ghote’s First Case. 2009. (Adult Mystery KEA).

Kumar, Amitava. Nobody Does the Right Thing. 2010.

Kunzru, Hari. The Impressionist. 2002.

Lahiri, Jhumpa. Unaccustomed Earth. 2008.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Levine, James. The Blue Notebook. 2009.

Majmudar, Amit. Partitions. 2011.

Mandanna, Sarita. Tiger Hills. 2011.
     Also available: CD

Mastras, George. Fidali’s Way. 2009.

McDonald, Ian. Cyberabad Days. 2009. (Adult Science Fiction MCD).

Mukherjee, Bharati. Miss New India. 2011.

Nair, Anita. The Girl in the Garden. 2011.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Newmark, Elle. The Sandalwood Tree. 2011.

Oleksiw, Susan. Under the Eye of Kali. 2010. (Adult Mystery OLE).

Rai, Dipika. Someone Else’s Garden. 2011.

Raichev, R.T. The Little Victim. 2009. (Adult Mystery RAI).

Raybourn, Deanna. Dark Road to Darjeeling. 2010. (Adult Mystery RAY).

Ryman, Rebecca. Olivia & Jai. 1990.

Shanghvi, Siddharth Dhanvant. The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay. 2010.

Sharat Chandra, G.S. Sari of the Gods. 1998.

Syal, Meera. Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee. 1999.

Taseer, Aatish. Noon. 2011.

Theroux, Paul. A Dead Hand. 2010.

Umrigar, Thrity N. The World We Found. 2012.
     Also available: Large Type

Vassanji, M. G. The In-Between World of Vikram Lall. 2004.

Willig, Lauren. The Betrayal of the Blood Lily. 2010. (Adult Romance WIL).
     Also available: CD