3 Books Worth Reading When Visiting India

Reading a book while traveling is an amazing experience. Many times you will find yourself returning again and again to the book that accompanied you on your journey, because of the memories that reading it brings up. Here are some books that you should read on your next trip to India.

Shantaram” by Gregory David Roberts

This novel by Gregory David Roberts is based in part on true events. It presents the backyard of India, poverty, and crime and unfolds the hero’s deeds in a loving description of the city.

The White Tiger” by Aravind Adiga

The book, written by author Aravind Adiga, was published in 2008. The book tells the story of Balram Halwai, a young man who lives in a poor little village in the state of Bihar, India, and becomes the close driver of a wealthy man in New Delhi. The book explains modern India, the widespread corruption, and the caste system used in the country.

The God Of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy

This novel, by the Indian writer Arundhati Roy, takes place in a small village in the state of Kerala, India, and describes the fall of a local family. The book presents the intricacies of Indian society, the communism practiced in the state of Kerala, and the caste system practiced in the country to this day.