What are the best fiction books set in India?

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    #1The Lamentations of a Sombre Sky

    The Lamentations of a Sombre Sky

    The Lamentations of a Sombre Sky is a Contemporary, Cultural Fiction novel written by Manan Kapoor. It was published April 19, 2016 by Frog Books.

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    Tony Jin
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Great Novel! I love fiction books!"
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    #2The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book is a classic adventure novel by Indian-born British writer Rudyard Kipling. It is a collection of stories about a boy named Mowgli and his adventures with his jungle friends, including Baloo the bear.

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    Carl George
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is a classic book from our childhood. The writing style and imagery is unrivaled by most books of today. A great read if you want to pick it up again as an adult and find all the things you missed the first time around. "
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    #3Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

    Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy
    Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy is a Humor filled Asian Literature Fiction written by Pawan Mishra. It was published November 4, 2014 by Lune Sparks LLC.
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    Janet Stone
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "While looking for the best fiction books set in India I was given Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy as a suggestion. This appears to be a reasonable suggestion. While I am not a fan of the cover I wouldn't normally pick this book up I would give this one a shot. It has over 100 reviews with 4.5 out of 5 stars and several great purchase items."
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    #4Shantaram

    Shantaram

    Shantaram is an Adventure, Travel, Cultural Fiction Novel written by Gregory David Roberts. It was published in the year 2004 by Scribe. It follows the story of the Bombay underworld.

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    Cynthia Aguilar
    Written on May 10, 2018
    " Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts is a thrilling story set in Bombay India. The story seemed familiar but foreign and I enjoyed it very much."
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    #5East Of The Sun

    East Of The Sun

    East Of The Sun is a romance filled Cultural historical fiction novel written by Julia Gregson. It was published in the year 2008 by Touchstone. It follows the story of Viva Holloway.

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    Mildred Edwards
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "East of the Sun is a very interesting story about English people in India in the 1920s. It has great strong female characters. The story really held my attention from beginning to end."
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    #6The Glass Palace

    The Glass Palace

    The Glass Palace is a historical fiction novel by Amitav Ghosh published in 2000. The story spans a century of time, from the Konbaung dynasty in the 19th century to modern times. 

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    Dorothy Bishop
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "I like these type of novels. Great fiction book."
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    #7A Fine Balance (Modern Plays)

    A Fine Balance (Modern Plays)

    A Fine Balance (Modern Plays) is a Indian Culture fiction novel written by Sudha Bhuchar. It was published April 5, 2007 by Methuen Drama. It follows the story of India in 1975 under tha State of Emergency.

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    Amy Turner
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "My son is fascinated by the Indian culture and has been reading books to expand his knowledge. He recently read A Fine Balance (Modern Plays), an Indian Culture fiction novel by Sudha Bhuchar. Hhe enjoyed reading the story of India in 1975 when it was in a state of emergency. "
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    #8The Far Pavilions

    The Far Pavilions

    The Far Pavilions is a romance filled classic historical fiction novel written by M. M. Kaye. It was published January 15, 1997 by St. Martin's Griffin. It is a story about an English man brought up as a Hindu.

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    Barbara Fields
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Great book, I love these kind of books."
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    #9Inga

    Inga

    Inga is a humor filled, Young adult, women's fiction novel written by Poile Sengupta. It was published October 27, 2014 by Westland LTD. It follows the colorful journey of Inga.

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    Aaron Cruz
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "Nice, feel-good story. Not for everyone, though. Its a bit too boring for me due to lack of action or mystery."
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    #10Kim

    Kim

    Kim is an adventure, classic Indian cultural, historical European Literature novel written by Rudyard Kipling. It was published April 1, 1983 by Bantam Classics.

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    Nicholas Russell
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I was at school and needed to choose a book to do a report on. I found a book called Kim. I read it and liked it. I found it easy to write the report after finishing the book."

Summary

Best What are the best fiction books set in India
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Lamentations of a Sombre SkyBooks 32 Paid
2The Jungle BookBooks 28 Paid
3Coinman: An Untold ConspiracyBooks 26 Paid
4ShantaramBooks 26 Paid
5East Of The SunBooks 24 Paid
6The Glass PalaceBooks 13 Paid
7A Fine Balance (Modern Plays)Books 7 Paid
8The Far PavilionsBooks 4 Paid
9IngaBooks 3 Paid
10KimBooks 1 Paid
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