I’ve been thinking a lot about this book and I have to say it very much could be the perfect sampler to the Raw experience of Indian Lit.
#theguywiththebookreview presents Between The Assassinations by Aravind Adiga.
The first book I read by Adiga was the very much critically acclaimed and Man Booker Prize Winner, The White Tiger.
Surprisingly this book was actually written by Adiga before that one but published later.
Between The Assassinations is a collection of short stories based in Kittur, India and encompasses a wide range of characters from different parts of its society which make for a very intriguing experience when these characters come together.
Each type of character seems to have been researched meticulously and Adiga manages to touch a plethora of topics, from terrorism to casteism to poverty and corruption. Some of the short stories mildly intermingle to give them a much richer experience which sometimes short stories might lack.
There are many books based in India which make for great picks to start with Indian Lit but if you’re undecided on where to start, I’d definitely recommend this book or The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga.
You can buy Between The Assassinations HERE
You can buy The White Tiger HERE