Reading has been a passion, as mentioned in my previous post. Books like Miss New India, The God of Small Things, A Suitable Boy, The Far Field, the Bollywood Bride, The Inheritance of Loss, Fasting, Feasting, Five Point Someone, The Namesake, and many more have made me return and pick up other good reads of those who have authored these books.
Besides these interesting reads, authors like Jhumpa Lahiri, Amit Chaudhuri, Khushwant Singh, Kiran Desai, and Chetan Bhagat have been the cause of some inspiration to me.
These authors are known throughout the world for their fiction work, which is complex and has a depth that reflects the incredible diversity of India itself. Their work has expanded the boundaries of Indian literature while considering the globalization and modernity of the Indian society and taking Bharat, aka India, beyond geographical boundaries.
Amit Chaudhuri’s fiction work relentlessly cross-examines the rapid modernization of India and the unpredictable shift that this is causing in numerous individuals’ connection to their way of life and custom.
It has also inspired me to write about the Indian tradition and culture in my first book, ‘Abhaya’.
Another author whose work has inspired me is Kiran Desai. Her first novel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, was delivered in 1998 and won boundless acclaim for its touchy depiction of rural life in India.
My book ‘Abhaya’ is set in rural India, depicting the life and struggles of people there through this short story that narrates the daily struggles of the villagers.
In her various works, Jhumpa Lahiri portrays the experience of immigration while she attempts to bridge the cultural and social gap between America and India. Her work uncovers how culture and ethnicity issues are moulding current modern societies in both countries.
The cultural difference is also apparent within our country, which is the deciding factor for the gen Z to move to cities. In my book, I have showcased how this difference is apparent for the protagonist when she moves to live in Dumarsan for a short period. I have tried to showcase the cultural and social gap between the life in cities, which has been her primary home, and the village Dumarsan, which works out to be her new adopted home.
I wish to use my books to write fictional stories closer to the reality that gives the world an understanding of our culture and tradition and touches up the effects of globalization and modernization in India.
Do share in the comment box below books that have inspired you.