Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunil Seth's 10 greatest Indian novels

Sunil Seth is a journalist, author and television presenter. He named the ten greatest Indian novels for the Hindustan Times, including:
For its dramatic sweep, vast array of characters and range of conflicts that cover love and war, bloodlust and retribution, magical realism and complex human emotion, The Mahabharata tops my list of the greatest of Indian fictions. There are innumerable versions of the epic but by far the most accessible is the abridged English prose translation by the statesman-scholar C Rajagoplachari. It was first published in 1958 and long ago crossed sales of a million copies.
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