Books by South Asian Authors

South Asia is a land of rich and diverse cultures. Many people from this region have immigrated to Canada to look for opportunities and to share their cultures with us. There is no shortage of great South Asian authors who have published books, many of which are found at the Markham Public Library. Here are some suggested reads:

  • Blue Skinned Gods by SJ Sindu - This book is you, if are interested in reading fiction with a hint of Indian spiritual literature. In this novel, the protagonist is believed to be an incarnation of the god Vishnu since he is born with blue skin. The book explores the relationship between the main character and his loved ones as he becomes a symbol of reverence for his community.
  • The Girl in the Mist by Vinaya Bhagat - Read this, if you are a lover of thrillers and/or horror novels. This book features the theme of cultural reconnection and a fight against the supernatural.
  • I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousefzai - If you prefer non-fiction works that symbolize bravery against oppression, look no further than this modern classic. Malala's story has inspired others to fight for women’s education in regions of the world where learning is considered a luxury.
  • Canadian Immigration and South Asian Immigrants written by Abdur Rahim - If you are interested in studying the South Asian experience in Canada, then look no further. This book includes the history of South Asians coming to Canada and the many hardships they endured. There is also a contemporary look at how these communities have grown and flourished to become a part of the Canadian Mosaic. All of these books and more are available at MPL for your enjoyment!
South Asian Authors

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This list includes books (fiction and non fiction) written South Asian authors.

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