Best Indian author books of 2018 that are must-read

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New Delhi : 2018 has been a great year for Indian writers. Good number of writings has been appreciated and acclaimed by critics. There are some handpicked books which cover poetry, short stories, novels and anthologies. From girls struggle to adventure stories to idea of works, there is something for everyone. 

Here are some best books published and released in 2018

The Widows of Malabar Hill

Set in 1920s India, this book is the first in a proposed series featuring Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s first female lawyer, and passionate about women’s legal rights. It has been pen down by sujata Massey


Set in Bombay, this novel features two protagonists- the suave Parsi psychotherapist, Farhad Billimoria on a nostalgic jaunt around Bombay before he moves to San Francisco; and Rabi, a young man belonging to the Cloud people of Odisha who finds himself acting as caretaker to two old Odia Brahmins who are dismissive of his people. The book has been written by Chandrahas Choudhury

The One Who Wrote Destiny

Based in part on true stories from Shukla’s own family, this book spans more than five decades and three continents. It is a novel of immigration and assimilation, and of destiny and loss. With characters like an unfunny comedian, a girl dying prematurely of lung cancer, and a young man in search of Keith Richards, this book will make you laugh and cry at the same time. It has been written by Nikesh Shukla

Girls Burn Brighter

Shobha Roa, the author of the book has set the story around Poornima, a poor village girl waiting for an arranged marriage her father wants to secure for her. When she meets Savitha, she finds herself dreaming of a life beyond marriage and her village. When Savitha is driven away, Poornima leaves everything behind to search for her friend. This search takes her on a journey across India and finally to America. This is the inspiring story of two girls who don’t lose hope as they face harrowing obstacles.

Centerpiece: New writing and art from Northeast India

Edited and compiled by Parismita Singh, 21 women authors and artists from Northeast India come together to explore the concept of ‘work’ and tell stories of street hawking, beer brewing, mothering, and dung collection. This anthology explores different ways of telling a story- from textile art to hashtag poetry. Here, traditional tribal art and modern sensibilities intersect to create a new language allowing women to share the stories that need telling.