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Dec 22, 2006

So many books by women writers in the INE(Indian writing in English) genre grace,the shelters of the book stores and libraries, that it is becoming difficult to have qick flick through before borrowing or buying them. some of the women writers from India

A relatively new arrival on the horizon is Indu Sundaresan who made her splash of the novel "The twentieth wife"and then after a year she wrote "Feast of Roses". Both hostoric novels are based on the life of "Mehrunessa" wife of Mughal emperor "Jahangir"

Manju Kapur is a professor of English in Delhi and wrote her debut novel "Difficult Daughters". It was set during Independence struggle and based partly on the rather unusual life of her mother Virmati.

A refreshing new novel by delightful new author in English is Mitra Phukan who has recently published her first novel "A collector's wife".This novel is set in Assam against the back drop of anto-migration students agitation, the insurgencies,the social upheavel in the north east.

Then there is Kiren Desai the daughter of famous writer Anita Desai who wrote "Loss of inheritance". which won the 2006 Man booker prize. Her mother famous Anita Desai who won Guardian award for children fiction for the novel "The village by the sea". She also won the National accedemy of letters for "Fire on the mountain"
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