It’s a matter matter of proud for India as the critically acclaimed book by three indian writers have featured among this year’s list of the New York Times that include former US president Barack Obama’s memoir ‘A Promised Land’.
Editors of the New York Times Book Review defected 100 ‘notable fiction, poetry and nonfictions” works from around the world.
The Indian writers that made it to the book are, ‘ A burning ‘ by Indian born Megha Majumdar. The book is all about the brazen act of terrorism in an Indian metropolis sets the plot of this propulsive debut novel in motion, and lands an innocent young bystander in jail. Majumdar unfolds a timely story about the ways power is wielded to manipulate and crush the power less.
The other book is ‘Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line’ by a writer from Kerala, Deepa Anappara. This first novel by an Indian Journalist probes the secrets of a big-city shantytown as a 9-year-old boy tries to solve the mystery of a classmate’s disappearence.
The third one is, Samanth Subramanian’s ‘A Dominant Character: The Radical Science and Restless Politics of J. B. S. Haldane’ is a nonfiction work. Subramanian is a journalist and lives in London.
Haldane, the British biologist and ardent communist who helped synthesise Darwinian evolution with Mendelian genetics, was once as famous as Einstein. Subramanian’s elegant biography doubles as a timely allegory of the fraught relationship between science and politics.