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Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea, translated by Rajaa Alsanea and Marilyn Booth

Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea, translated by Rajaa Alsanea and Marilyn Booth | YA South Asian Books | Scoop.it
Sometimes the best thing that can happen to a book is to get banned. REALLY. Just ask Rajaa al-Sanea (yes, the spelling of her name is different on the cover of her book from what she has on her pe...
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Straight Talk on Race: Challenging the Stereotypes in Kids' Books

Straight Talk on Race: Challenging the Stereotypes in Kids' Books | YA South Asian Books | Scoop.it

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Ru by Kim Thúy, translated by Sheila Fischman

Ru by Kim Thúy, translated by Sheila Fischman | YA South Asian Books | Scoop.it
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The recipient of international accolades – including Canada’s coveted Governor General’s Award (2010) for its original Canadian debut in French – this extraordinary first novel un...
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Books by Sheela Chari

Books by Sheela Chari | YA South Asian Books | Scoop.it
Eleven-year-old Neela dreams of being a famous musician, performing for admiring crowds on her traditional Indian stringed instrument. Her particular instrument used to be her grandmother’s—made of warm, rich wood, and intricately carved with a mysterious-looking dragon.
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The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays edited by Tara L. Masih, with an introduction by David Mura

The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays edited by Tara L. Masih, with an introduction by David Mura | YA South Asian Books | Scoop.it
As much as I enjoy collections populated by multiple contributors, I have yet to finish a multi-writer title in which every chapter from cover to cover is of memorable quality. That said, The Chalk...
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The Case of the Missing Servant: A Vish Puri Mystery by Tarquin Hall

The Case of the Missing Servant: A Vish Puri Mystery by Tarquin Hall | YA South Asian Books | Scoop.it
While I do enjoy a clever mystery now and then, I confess the real reason I randomly picked up the Vish Puri – "India's Most Private Investigator" series – is because I was so taken with the title ...
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Review: The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson

Review: The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson | YA South Asian Books | Scoop.it
The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson. Flux, 2011. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: This is a chill cover. The latte on the cover made me long for a warm drink, ...
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WOW Review: Saraswati's Way

WOW Review: Saraswati's Way | YA South Asian Books | Scoop.it

With poetic propose, Monika Schröder tells the story of people and fields in Rajasthan, India suffering from drought and the resulting impact on the academic aspirations of twelve-year-old Akash. The family’s crop will be too small to feed them all or pay off their debts to the landlord.

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WOW Review: Climbing the Stairs

WOW Review: Climbing the Stairs | YA South Asian Books | Scoop.it

Set in British India, in the city of Bombay (now Mumbai), with the panics and anxieties of the Second World War as its backdrop, this novel unfolds over the duration of a year beginning in August 1941 with the celebrations of Lord Krishna’s birth. Vidya, whose name means knowledge, is a young fifteen–year-old girl who lives with her parents and brother Kitta in Mahim, Bombay.

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South Asian YA Literature

South Asian YA Literature | YA South Asian Books | Scoop.it
Ellis. Fletcher. Selvadurai. McCormick. Fisher Staples. Qamar. Reedy. Venkatraman. Arni. Whelan. Sheth. Ostlere.
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Announcement of the DSC Prize Longlist for 2012 | The DSC Prize ...

New Delhi, September 14, 2011: The Longlist of 16 titles for the 2012 edition of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature was announced today. The longlisted books, which represent the best works of fiction pertaining to the South Asian ...
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2012 Ondaatje prize won by Indian novelist | culture360.org

2012 Ondaatje prize won by Indian novelist | culture360.org | YA South Asian Books | Scoop.it
Debut Indian novelist Rahul Bhattacharya has won the £10000 Ondaatje award for his "brilliant" evocation of the history, inhabitants and landscape of Guyana, The Sly Company of People Who Care.
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5 Top-Selling Indian Novels of all time! - LIBRARY AND ...

5 Top-Selling Indian Novels of all time! - LIBRARY AND ... | YA South Asian Books | Scoop.it
Although English has been passed over in India as a colonial tradition, the novels written in English have been deeply expressive, rich and culturally embedded. Check out some of the top selling Indian novels you'll love ...
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Amazon.com: The Name Jar (9780440417996): Yangsook Choi: Books

Amazon.com: The Name Jar (9780440417996): Yangsook Choi: Books | YA South Asian Books | Scoop.it
Amazon.com: The Name Jar (9780440417996): Yangsook Choi: Books...

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Lulu in the Sky: A Daughter of Cambodia Finds Love, Healing, and Double Happiness by Loung Ung + Author Interview

Lulu in the Sky: A Daughter of Cambodia Finds Love, Healing, and Double Happiness by Loung Ung + Author Interview | YA South Asian Books | Scoop.it
When I recently met Loung Ung in person at one of her Washington, DC readings, we were the lone Asian women in the room. Yes, get ready with your "uh-oh." Within minutes, a random stranger asked if...
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India 9350290278: Book: Chandrahas Choudhury (9789350290279) | Flipkart.com

India 9350290278: Book: Chandrahas Choudhury (9789350290279) | Flipkart.com | YA South Asian Books | Scoop.it
India: A Travellers Literary Companion by Chandrahas Choudhury. Rs.399. Buy India, All India Free Home Delivery.
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Pretty in Fiction

Pretty in Fiction | YA South Asian Books | Scoop.it
Coming from a conservative South-Indian family in suburban Bombay, my biggest fear as a teen was to be 'trapped' in an arranged marriage. ... She has written for various publications including The Times of India, The Independent and Asian Age.
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WOW Review: Karma by Cathy Ostlere

WOW Review: Karma by Cathy Ostlere | YA South Asian Books | Scoop.it

Karma, a novel written in verse, oscillates between scenes in Elsinore, Canada, and several cities in northern India. The tumultuous rioting and religious clashes between the Hindus and the Sikhs that erupted in late 1984 at the assassination of India’s Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, by her Sikh bodyguards form the backdrop to the novel. Maya, the protagonist, is a cultural straddler — she is of Indian origin but Canadian by birth. The novel is her coming of age story and traces her struggles to understand the motives of her parents; the crazed passions, beliefs, and violence of people of her heritage; and the confused longings of teenage romance.

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WOW Review: Keeping Corner

WOW Review: Keeping Corner | YA South Asian Books | Scoop.it

Pretty as a peacock, twelve-year-old Leela had been spoiled all her life. She doesn’t care for school and barely marks the growing unrest between the British colonists and her own countrymen. Why should she? Her future has been planned since her engagement at two and marriage at nine.

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Wow Review: Secret Keeper

Wow Review: Secret Keeper | YA South Asian Books | Scoop.it

This book takes place in the 1970’s during Indira Gandhi’s regime. Asha’s father is unable to find an engineering position in India and moves to the United States to look for employment and eventually to send for his family. Asha, her older sister Reet, and mother move in with their father’s family. At this same time Asha becomes a woman and is expected to stop playing tennis and cricket, grow her hair long, and wear a sari. This transition from childhood to woman is difficult because she has grown up with a lot of freedom.

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South Asian American youth literature and the bi-cultural experience

South Asian American youth literature and the bi-cultural experience | YA South Asian Books | Scoop.it
As a youth services librarian, and the mother of two children of bi-racial/bi-cultural heritage, I’m strongly committed to highlighting books mirroring a broad spectrum of cultural differe...
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The Best South Asian Fiction of 2011 | Divanee - South Asian news ...

The Best South Asian Fiction of 2011 | Divanee - South Asian news ... | YA South Asian Books | Scoop.it
Some of the best books this year were soul-searching. Others were hilarious. Still others drew on history. So how did all of these books end up on the same list, you ask? Why, they were all works of fiction.
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New Indian novels mirror contemporary man-woman relationships

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Contemporary Indian popular fiction that narrates desi cosmopolitan stories has been mirroring the changing man-woman relationship in a more open and accepting urban India, a leading literary ...
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