Answer by Raakhee V. Menon:
While international authors get some kind of exposure somehow, several brilliant Indian authors remain undiscovered by the international reading crowd.
I read only English books and those written by contemporary Indian authors are my personal favorites. I guess one of the main reasons why I like reading their works is because I am able to identify with the cultural references being made in them.
Here are a few of my personal favorites that I think didn’t get the attention it deserves…
Those Pricey Thakur Girls – Anuja Chauhan
The House that BJ built – Anuja Chauhan
Ladies’ Coupe – Anita Nair
Life Is What You Make It – Preeti Shenoy
Ancient Promises – Jaishree Misra
The Bachelor of Arts – R. K. Narayan
Daughters of Shame – Jasvinder Sanghera
Sita’s Sister – Kavita Kane
Besides these, there are a few non-Indian author books that I liked very much.
Sister – Rosamund Lupton
Sisters & Lovers – Connie Briscoe
City of Joy – Dominique Lapierre