-Indian Fiction (Written in English) (80)
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    HOLDER OF THE WORLD by: Mukherjee, Bharati $10.00

    First U.K. Edition – Very Good hardcover/Very Good+ dust jacket – London, Chatto & Windus, 1993 – 8.5″h – interior like new with no markings of any kind; remainder stripe on lower edge, o/w Fine – dust jacket has narrow dampstain along lower edge interior only, otherwise near Fine – 286pp. Fiction: novel partly set in 17th century New England & India. 0-7011-3501-8 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    GET READY FOR BATTLE by: Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer $4.00

    ISBN: 0-671-68340-3 First Fireside Edition – Very Good+/paperback – NY, Simon & Schuster Fireside, 1989 – 8.5″h – remainder stripe on bottom edge, otherwise interior near Fine/like new with no po name or other markings – 160pp. Fiction: novel, set in India. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    TRAVELERS by: $4.00

    ISBN: 0-671-64378-9 First Fireside Edition – near Very Good/paperback – NY, Simon & Schuster Fireside, 1987 – 8.5″h – remainder stripe; crease at spine; small dampstain along lower margin of first few pages (not into text), no po name or other markings – 247pp. Fiction: novel, set in India. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    ESMOND IN INDIA by: $4.00

    First Fireside Edition – Very Good+/paperback – NY, Simon & Schuster Fireside, 1990 – 8.5″ tall – remainder mark on bottom edge, otherwise as new with no po name or other markings – 205pp. Fiction: novel, set in India. ISBN: 0-671-68339-X Ships from the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    ENIGMA OF ARRIVAL by: Naipaul, V.S. $10.00

    First Edition – Very Good+ hardcover/Very Good dust jacket in mylar – NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1987 – 8.5″ tall – small faint stain on title page margin, otherwise no interior markings – price-clipped dust jacket – 354pp. Autobiographical novel: writer from Trinidad moves to England. 0394509714 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    RED EARTH AND POURING RAIN by: Chandra, Vikram $15.00

    First edition/1st printing – Very Good/Very Good dust jacket – New York, NY, U.S.A.: Little, Brown & Company, 1995 – 9.5″h – minute edge dent, remainder mark on bottom edge o/w Fine – dust jacket has small crease & edge tear at top of backstrip – 542pp. Fiction; India; first novel by New Delhi-born author. ISBN:0316132764 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    GABRIEL’S GIFT by: Kureishi, Hanif $6.00

    First U.S. Edition – Very Good hardcover/Very Good dust jacket – NY: Scribner, 2001 – 8vo/8.75″ – remainder mark on bottom edge, otherwise near new – dust jacket has light adhesive spotting down backstrip, o/w near new – 223pp. ISBN: 0-7432-1711-X Stocked in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    A Winter Evening & Other Stories by: Varma, Shrikant $20.00

    Writers Workshop, Calcutta, 1973 – Very Good flexible cloth on stiff paper covers/VG paper title label – 8.5″ tall – small glue spot on outer edge, otherwise unmarked – ads plus 100 pages. 10 short stories, written originally in Hindi; individually translated into English by Jai Ratan, Bhisham Sahni, Krishna Baldev Vaid and Sagar Sethi. Included: A Winter Evening, The Funeral. Ships from the U.S. ISBN: 0-88253-673-7 0-88253-673-7 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    A RIVER SUTRA by: Mehta, Gita $10.95

    0-14-023305-9 New Delhi: Penguin Books, 1994 – Very Good+ paperback – 7.75″ tall – light exterior wear; interior and edges unmarked, as new – glossary – 282 pages. A Bombay government civil servant chooses the semi-retirement job of manager of a government rest house on the banks of the Narmada, one of the seven sacred rivers of India; there follows a minor epic in praise of the river & the life & lives flowing by. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    Mistaken Identity by: Sahgal, Nayantara $9.95

    NY: New Directions, 1988 – First U.S. Edition – Fine/ as new hardcover in Fine/ as new dustjacket – 8.25″ tall – blue cloth, gilt lettered on spine – glossary – 196 pages. India 1929: A minor Indian prince, jailed by mistake in rebellion-torn British India, tells his cellmates the story of his life so far; a fusion and confusion of East-West and political danger unfurls around him. Author’s 8th novel. ISBN: 0-8112-1093-6 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    A Time to be Happy by: Sahgal, Nayantara $10.00

    NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958 – First Edition (stated) – Very Good hardcover/ Very Good dust jacket (in mylar) – 8.5″ tall – blue cloth covers, silver gilt lettered, with copper gilt decoration – orange-tinted top edge – book shows light exterior fading around the top and cover edges, otherwise tight, bright and unmarked – dust jacket faded at backstrip with small corner chips, upper edgewear; otherwise color bright, attractive – glossary – author note + 277 pages. Novel: set in India, 1940s. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    ASTROLOGER’S DAY & Other Stories, An by: $10.00

    Mysore India: Indian Thought Publications, 1980 – Very Good paperback – 7″ tall – cover art by R.K. Laxman, the author’s brother & well known cartoonist – wear and rubbing at backstrip edge, otherwise clean covers with no interior markings – 229 pp. India Fiction from author’s own publishing house; Malgudi. 0-88253-105-0 Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    WISER AFTER: Short Stories by: Sundaresan, Eshwar $15.00

    Calcutta: Writers Workshop, 2004 – Very Good+ hardcover/no dust jacket – 8.75″ tall – orange/color bordered handloom cotton – gold stamped & decorated title lable on front – 190 pages. 81-8157-282-3 Availability: in stock in the U.S.

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    BANDICOOT RUN by: Malgonkar, Manohar $10.00

    Delhi: Vision Books Orient Paperbacks, 1982 – Very Good paperback – 18cm/7″ tall – faint cover dents, o/w no markings or underlining – 337pp. India Fiction; Espionage. ISBN: 0-86578-192-3 Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    MORE OF AN INDIAN by: Karanjia, D.F. $10.00

    Delhi India, Hind Pocket Books, 1972 – First paperback printing – near Very Good paperback – 12mo/6.5″ tall – b&w frontis – light exterior wear at corners; otherwise tight, clean, unmarked – 190pp. India Fiction: novel. Bombay; Parsi girl meets Gujarati boy. Description of Parsi customs and Bombay. Availability: in stock in the U.S. 0-88253-047-X Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    GOLDEN HONEYCOMB by: Markandaya, Kamala $10.00

    NY: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1977 – 1st printing – near Very Good+ hardcover/near Very Good dust jacket (in mylar) – – 9.25″ tall – black paper covered boards with black lettered yellow cloth backstrip – faint foxing to top edge, tiny tear to bottom edge of one page, fingertip smudge on outer edge, otherwise clean, unmarked interior – dust jacket has some corner wear & 3 small upper edge tears at backstrip – 469pp. Author’s ninth novel, set circa 1900 in the Indian princely state of Devapur. Jacket has no price, book has small square imprint; book appears better quality in paper, binding, weight, etc. than book club. ISBN: 0-690-01208-X Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    LEAVE IT TO ME by: Mukherjee, Bharati $12.00

    0-679-43427-5 First Edition, SIGNED by the author – Very Good hardcover / near Fine dust jacket – NY: A.A. Knopf, 1997 – black boards with gilt-lettered blue backstrip – one corner turned down, remainder dot on top edge, faint short remainder stripe across top of outer edge; otherwise like new – 340pp. 7th novel by the India-born National Book Critics’ Circle Award winning author. Part-Indian girl seeks biological parents; tale of lost and stolen identities. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    DISTANT DRUM by: Malgonkar, Manohar $8.00

    Delhi India: Orient Paperbacks, 1960 – Good+ paperback – 6.5″ tall – title page 2-page b&w illustration by Narain Barodia – minor cover wear; 1-2 small interior printer blobs not affecting legibility, otherwise no markings – 270pp. India Fiction: Story of an Indian army regiment. 0-88253-286-3 Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall

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    COMBAT OF SHADOWS by: Malgonkar, Manohar $8.00

    Delhi: Hind Pocket Books, 1968 – Good+ paperback – 7″ tall – b&w frontis illustration – light exterior edgewear, worn backstrip; otherwise interior unmarked, bright, near new – glossary + 289pp. India Fiction: Novel; September 1938-March 1940 on a north-western Assam tea estate. 0-88253-056-9 Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    Our Lady of Alice Bhatti by: Hanif, Mohammed $5.00

    London: Jonathan Cape/Random House, 2011 – Very Good paperback – 9″ tall – minimal handling wear with no markings or smudges – 231 pages. Fiction; novel; set in Karachi, Pakistan; roiling mix of troubled lives coping or failing to cope with religious, political and social differences jinxing the common educational, health, and personal needs. By the author of A Case of Exploding Mangoes. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall