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Naturally there was a novel behind Slumdog Millionaire, the Oscar-winning film. But Q & A by Vikas Swarup, the inspiration for Danny Boyle’s acclaimed movie, is just one of the recent examples of Indian literature to make a worldwide impact.

Modern Indian authors, and writers of Indian descent, have been taking home literary awards for decades. The White Tiger, The Inheritance of Loss, In a Free State and The God of Small Things all won the Man Booker Prize, and there are many, many more great novels to read.

Dip into a wonderful literary tradition.