Oct 3, 2011 — India has catapulted to the world stage. Yet for its meteoric economic rise, it remains beset by social problems. NPR editor Miranda Kennedy recommends three books that don't shy from what she sees as the most contentious Indian issue: the caste system.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The White Tiger: A Novel by Aravind Adiga. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Miss New India by Bharati Mukherjee. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jun 28, 2011 — Immerse yourself in these satisfying summer selections, from "new" India to post-"dot com" San Francisco to the streets of Brooklyn. Plus: a reissue of Kurt Vonnegut's novels and mysterious short fiction from E.L. Doctorow.
Jun 16, 2011 — If a fancy vacation won't fit into the summer budget this year, a good book can take you on a journey instead. Salon.com book critic Laura Miller shares her top picks for books that can take you to new places and cultures. And Bharati Mukherjee takes us on a trip to South Asia with Miss New India.
May 17, 2008 — In his debut novel, Aravind Adiga exposes India's social and economic divides through the eyes of an ambitious killer who works India's corrupt system to get to the top.