Sankar, the pen name of Mani Shankar Mukherjee, is one of Bengal's most widely read modern novelists. K.R. Meera is a multi-award-winning Malayalam writer and journalist. Dharamvir Bharati was a bestselling author and a luminary of the Hindi literary world. Susmita Bagchi is an Odia writer with five novels and several collections of short stories under her belt. Ramaswamy Krishnamurthy, better known by his pen name 'Kalki', was a pioneer of modern Tamil literature.
Riveting fiction from five Indian languages
Translations illuminate the richness and diversity of literature. This special Penguin gift set brings together dazzling works of fiction that capture the depth of Indian writing. From Sankar's incredible homage to the city of Calcutta to the astonishing dark humour of K.R. Meera, from a transporting love story by Dharamvir Bharati to Susmita Bagchi's transformational journey and Kalki's satirical stories, these books offer an intimate view of Indian life and culture.
With writings from Bengali, Malayalam, Hindi, Odia and Tamil, this collection is a must-have for anyone fascinated by the vast range of Indian literatures.