“Recent” Indian history through novels
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Note: some of these novels aren't considered historical fiction. Recommendations welcome.
1. 1800s: Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
2. 1800s: The Far Pavilions by M. M. Kaye
3. Early 1900s: A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
4. Early 1900s: Raj by Gita Mehta
5. 1940s: Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh
6. 1950s: A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
7. 1970s: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
8. 1970s: Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry
9. 1980s: Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
10. 1980s: The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
11. 1990s: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
12. 2000s: Slumdog Millionaire (aka Q & A) by Vikas Swarup
>3 Isn't it 1850s rather than 1800s?
You could add Rushdie's Midnight's children, perhaps - 1940s-1970s
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