What are the best ya books for Indians?

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    #1A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle)

    A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle)

    After her mother's suicide, Gemma Doyle had to move out from India to England, where she will attend a proper boarding school. Lonely and guilty, she will soon notice that someone is following her: a mysterious Indian man sent to watch her. 


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    Jeremy Fox
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Interesting story and plot following Gemma the main character. The story makes you want to keep reading and find out what happens to the character. this is one to add to your summer reading list this year. "
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    #2Interpreter of Maladies

    Interpreter of Maladies

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri is a collection of nine stories that talk about Indian Americans and how they are caught between cultural and generational barriers.


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    Benito Cortez
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "It is an interesting story of a young indian couples struggles of daily life. It is a touch and moving story of the difficult of adapting to new culture while dealing with the various challenges."
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    #3An Anthology of Somali Poetry

    An Anthology of Somali Poetry

    An Anthology of Somali Poetry is an African non-fiction book translated by Bogumil W. Andrzejewski. It is first published in 1993 by Indiana University Press. 


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    Brenda Newman
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "It is an interesting book, a beautiful literary piece, beautiful poetry. Excellent !"
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    #4Sati and Shiva (Amar Chitra Katha)

    Sati and Shiva (Amar Chitra Katha)
    Sati and Shiva is a volume from the Amar Chitra Katha comic book series. It tells the story of two central characters in Indian mythology, the destroyer Shiva and the goddess of marital longevity, Sati.

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    Brittany Sims
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I wouldnt buy this book. It only has one review and I wouldnt want to buy a book that I wasnt sure of what the quality would be. "
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    #5The Palace of Illusions

    The Palace of Illusions
    The Palace of Illusions is a novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. It is a retelling of the classic Indian epic, Mahabharata, and tells the story of Princess Panchaali, who wedded the five Pandava brothers and helped them regain their kingdom.

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    Susan Aguilar
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I enjoy reading and like reading different genres from time to time. The Palace of Illusions was a wonderful novel and I had a good timer reading through it"
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    #6A Passage to India

    A Passage to India

    A Passage to India is a book by E.M. Forster. Set in British India during the 1920s, it revolves around the racial tension between the colonizers and the colonized when a British woman was allegedly assaulted by Dr. Aziz, an Indian physician.


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    #7The God of Small Things

    The God of Small Things

    The God of Small Things is a Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Arundhati Roy. It tells the story of fraternal Indian twins, Rahel and Estha, in 1960s India, as they embark on a journey of political drama and forbidden love.


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    Shirley Zhang
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Well reviewed and seemingly well written. Although a few reviews state otherwise, still may be worth a glance. "
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    #8The Bhagavad Gita

    The Bhagavad Gita
    The Bhagavad Gita is the ancient Indian book dated around 500 B.C. With 18 chapters in Sanskrit, it is about love, light, life, and the spiritual journey of the soul. This version is translated by Aksha Patel.

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    Jack Murray
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Originality retained and does not seem to be biased. Free book. Everyone should read this book and take advantage of Bhagavad Gita to improve their lives. Father of Indian nation M.K. Gandhi cites this book as his pick among the many books he has read on Bhagavad Gita."
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    Pandavapuram is a book by Sethu that tells the story of the realm of life. It represents how women are treated as sexual objects. There will be a search for escape and solace as the protagonist tries to find her worth.


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    Zachary Reyes
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I was looking into getting some new books about different things. I was looking to learn some new things about Indians and I wanted to see what I could find. I found Pandavapuram when I was looking and it looked fairly interesting. And it really is. I was learning a lot from it. I would highly recommend it. "
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    #10OM Chanting and Meditation

    OM Chanting and Meditation

    OM Chanting and Meditation is a great book that provides you with a useful collection of meditation techniques. It is the perfect choice for anyone who is looking for the meaning of OM chanting meditation.


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    Shirley Bradley
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is a wonderful meditation book. I found some much needed guidance in it."
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    #11A 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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    Billy Garcia
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "A richly developed story that intangles the lives of individuals from various castes. Sometimes it was difficult to read due to cultural and language barriers. "


Best What are the best ya books for Indians
1A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle)Books 18 Paid
2Interpreter of MaladiesBooks 14 Paid
3An Anthology of Somali PoetryBooks 12 Paid
4Sati and Shiva (Amar Chitra Katha)Books 11 Paid
5The Palace of IllusionsBooks 9 Paid
6A Passage to IndiaBooks 8 Paid
7The God of Small ThingsBooks 6 Paid
8The Bhagavad GitaBooks 5 Paid
9PandavapuramBooks 3 Paid
10OM Chanting and MeditationBooks 1 Paid

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