Recommended Reading

The following books are recommended reading for students interested in the Hyderabad, India Foreign Study Program. Many of these books are in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Library and may be checked out by students and faculty.

  • Antherjanam, Lalithambika. Cast Me Out If You Will: Stories and a Memoir.
  • Chandra, Vikram. Sacred Games: A Novel.
  • Dalrymple, William. City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi.
  • Desai, Anita. A Village by the Sea.
  • Forbes, Geraldine. Women in Modern India.
  • Guha, Ramachandra. India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy.
  • Khilnani, Sunil. The Idea of India.
  • Kumar, Radha. The History of Doing: An Illustrated Account of Movements for Women's Rights and Feminism in India, 1800-1900.
  • Luce, Edward. In Spite of the Gods: The Rise of Modern India.
  • Mehta, Suketu. Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found.
  • Menon, N. & Nigam, A. Power and Contestation: India Since 1989.
  • Metcalfe, Barbara D. and Thomas R. A Concise History of Modern India.
  • Mistry, Rohinton. Tales from Ferzoe Shah Bag.
  • Narayan, R. K. Malgudi Days and Swami and Friends.
  • Oza, Rupal. The Making of Neoliberal India: Nationalism, Gender, and the Paradoxes of Globalization.
  • Roy, Arundhati. The God of Small Things: A Novel.
  • Rushdie, Salman. Midnight’s Children: A Novel.
  • Tharu, S. and Lalitha, K. eds. Women Writing in India: 600 B.C. to the Present (vols. 1 and 2).