Suggestions for further reading


Monica Ali: Brick Lane (2004)

Nadeem Aslam: Maps for Lost Lovers (2004)

Kiran Desai: Inheritance of Loss (2006)

E.M. Forster: A Passage to India (1924)

Amitav Ghosh: Calcutta Chromosomes (2001)

Mohsin Hamid: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007)

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala: Heat and Dust (2003)

Rudyard Kipling: Kim (1901)

Rohinton Mistry: A Fine Balance (2006)

Arundhati Roy: God of Small Things (1997)

Salman Rushdie: Midnight’s Children (2006)


Short Stories

Monica Ali: Dinner with Dr. Azad (Granta)

Sabyn Javeri-Jillani: Neither Night Nor Day (13 Stories by Women Writers from Pakistan, 2008)

Khushwant Singh: Karma (1989)

Hanif Kureishi: We’re Not Jews (Story-Wallah, 2004)

Jhumpa Lahiri: Interpreter of Maladies (Interpreter of Maladies, 2008)

Hasan Manto Saadat: The Return



Rudyard Kipling: If (1916) can be compared with Benjamin Zephaniah: What If? (2007)

Alfred Tennyson: The Charge of the Light Brigade (1870)



Justin Huggler: Slumming it in Mumbai. India in the 21st century. (The Independent, 25 July, 2006)

Jabez T. Sunderland: The New Nationalist Movement in India (The Atlantic Monthly, October 1908) (uddrag)

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’s speech on Independence Day, 2007 (

George Orwell: Shooting an Elephant (Facts & Fiction, 1979)

George Orwell: The English Class System (Facts & Fiction, 1979)



Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Gandhi (1982)

Water (2005)

Bride and Prejudice (2004)



Sean Coughlan: It’s Hinglish, innit? (BBC News magazine, 8 November 2006)

Carla Power: Not the Queen’s English (Newsweek, March 2005)

Flensted & Pedersen: Box on Communicating, unit 5 (2006)