Book Wishlist

I just ordered Bitter Fruit, a collection of short stories by Saadat Hasan Manto. Had greatly loved his writing during my Narratives of Nation Formation and Rupture course, last year. A couple of weeks back I bought Shonku Samagra  and Chander Pahar, two childhood favourites that I had unfortunately misplaced. I always note down books that I want to get, but in my head. And inevitably forget. So it’s best I note them down here. Here’s a tentative list, in no particular order. There’ll be more of these:

  • Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut
  • Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kazantzakis
  • Ice Candy Man, Bapsi Sidhwa
  • The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
  • Lifting the Veil, Ismat Chughtai
  • An Equal Music, Vikram Seth
  • Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
  • Tales of the Jazz Age, Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinback
  • Beloved, Toni Morrison
  • In Other Rooms, Other Wonder, Daniyal Mueenuddin

The Lord of the Rings (the trilogy, together, in a set), JRR Tolkien

Many, many more on the list. But these, for now. The ones marked in red are the ones I want maybe before my birthday. Which happens to be next month. I need a compassionate and large hearted patron.