What Do I Read Next?
- The Guide (1958) is R. K. Narayan’s popular tale of Raju, a former convict who is mistaken for a holy man upon his arrival in Narayan’s fictional universe of Malgudi.
- Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children (1981) is a multifaceted and ambitious work about India’s history since its independence from Britain. Focusing on the story of Saleem Sinai, who was born at the stroke of midnight marking Independence, it includes elements of magic and fantasy, and it is highly allusive to classic texts including the Bible and Arabian Nights.
- Roy’s third volume of nonfiction, War Talk (2003), is composed of fluent and engaging arguments about the negative impacts of globalization, the danger of nuclear proliferation, and the devastating impact of the Bush administration’s foreign policy on the Third World.
- E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India (1924) is the classic modernist text about the clash of British and Indian cultures during the British Raj. The plot centers around the Indian Dr. Aziz, who is accused of raping an English woman.