Books about Asia

A Listmania! list by Linda Spadolini "Lspad" (Paris, France)
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A Suitable Boy
1.  A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
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  "Through Lata's story -and her mother's obsessive search for a suitable match- , we get a good insight on Indian culture, tradition and politics, both Muslim and Hindu. Wonderfully written."
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Interpreter of Maladies
2.  Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
The list author says:
  "Great collection of short stories about Indians, both in India and overseas..."
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The God of Small Things
3.  The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
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  "The dramatic, gripping story of twins born in Kerala (India)  in a context of country life and cast descrimination."
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The Glass Palace
4.  The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh
The list author says:
  "Gripping story of Rajkumar, a Burmese peasant who makes a fortune through teak , and his family, in a well-researched historical setting (Burma, India and Malaya at the times of the British Empire)."
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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
5.  Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
The list author says:
  "China's recent history is re-lived through the story of 3 generations of women. Dramatic insight of the Cultural Revolution and the suffering it caused."
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River Of Time
6.  River Of Time by Jon Swain
The list author says:
  "Very personal account of the wars in Vietnam and Cambodia, through he eyes of a foreign correspondent who fell in love with Indochina"
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The Tapestries
7.  The Tapestries by Kien Nguyen
The list author says:
  "Enjoyable novel set in Vietnam at the time of the last emperor. Gives a good view both on life in the countryside and at the Royal Court in Hue."
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Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam
8.  Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam by Andrew X. Pham
The list author says:
  "Vietnam re-discovered by a Viet Kieu (Overseas Vietnamese)  who travels to his former country after having escaped by boat when he was a child."
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Heaven and Earth: When Heaven and Earth Changed Places
9.  Heaven and Earth: When Heaven and Earth Changed Places by Le Ly Hayslip
The list author says:
  "Good book to understand the American War from the point of view of a South Vietnamese girl."
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The Gate
10.  The Gate by Francois Bizot
The list author says:
  "Cambodia. Great lover of the Khmer culture and people, Bizot frankly accounts on his kidnapping by the Khmer Rouge and the drama of the first days after their conquest of Phnom Penh."
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This Earth of Mankind
11.  This Earth of Mankind by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
The list author says:
  "Set in Indonesia at the time of the Dutch, it tells the story of Javanese Minke and his struggle for justice. First book of the Buru Quartet."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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