First of all, my apologies for the awful title for this, but I just couldn’t think of anything better.
This happened quite by accident, when I found myself reading two non-fiction books on India in short succession and liking them both enough to want to the trail laid down by them a little further. I’m not really all that interested in India in and of itself, at least not more than in any other foreign country (every single one of which, of course, is potentially interesting), but it obviously has inspired quite a few Non-Indian writers to write highly interesting books about it, some of which I have read for this project, namely:
- Sebastian Lörscher: Making Friends in Bangalore
- Rana Dasgupta: Capital
- V. S. Naipaul: An Area of Darkness. His Discovery of India
- V. S. Naipaul: India: A Wounded Civilization
- V. S. Naipaul: India: A Million Mutinies Now
- Sally Howard: The Kama Sutra Diaries
I might actually add more books to this, and include fiction (I’ve been considering Kim and, of course, A Passage To India) or works by Indian authors (I really should read Midnight’s Children some time) – or maybe not. I will in any case keep this page updated if I do.