A Small Must Read Book List

Generally I avoid recommending books to read, for being a bibliophile I believe it is very cruel to add on to the mental burden of other voracious readers. However, I had tweeted a short list a while back. This list in my opinion is a must read for all those Indians who have lost out on their identity thanks in much to the deep influence of western liberal thought, leading to the marginalization of original Indic thoughts. These writings are across various times, but are real, original contributions to a truly Indic thought, and if  we really need to prepare intellectually for future battles, we should be familiar with what we are going to fight. The order does not rank the books in any way; it is just a function of my ability to recall names.

 So here is the list. I will not explain the reasons for exploring them; I leave it to the discernment of readers to judge by themselves the merit of the list.

  1. Gora by Rabindranath Tagore
  2. Ghare Baire by Rabindranath Tagore
  3. Parva by S L Bhyrappa
  4. Aavarana by S L Bhyrappa
  5. Chitralekha bh Bhagvaticharan Verma
  6. Vaishali ki Nagarvadhu by Acarya Caturasena
  7. Tamas by Bhisham Sahni
  8. Aarogyaniketan by Tarashankar Bandhopadhyay
  9. Saraswatichandra by Govardhanram Tripathi
  10. Anandamath by Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay
  11. Durgesh Nandini by Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay
  12. Prithviraj Raso by Cand Bardai

These are what I can remember off the top of my head. Hopefully you will enjoy reading and analyzing them just as much.


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