Historical Fiction

Panajpur Express by Prem L. Nain

"Panajpur Express" by Prem L. Nain is a wonderful historical fiction that brilliantly captures the complexities of life in colonial India. Through the story of a young lawyer facing discrimination and corruption, Nain explores themes of justice, identity, and the struggle for power in a society in transition.

Bliss of Childhood by Pushpak Sarkar

Bliss of Childhood is a rich and nuanced exploration of a number of major themes, each of which contributes to the novel's deep resonance and emotional impact. At the heart of the story is the coming-of-age experience, as Tito grapples with the challenges of growing up amidst political turmoil and societal upheaval.

1871: Rivers on Fire by Paul Buchheit

Against the backdrop of the Great Chicago Fire and The Peshtigo Fire, "1871: Rivers on Fire" offers a historical fiction narrative that vividly captures the event's spirit and devastation while exploring the personal stories of its characters.

Vectors in the Void by Giselle Mehta

Set in India, before and after the independence of the country, Vectors in the Void follows Zara as she grows from a carefree girl to a mature lady through the course of many historical events
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Fugitive Dreams by Ramsey Hanhan

Fugitive Dreams by Ramsey Hanhan was like a muffled scream. A scream that comes from the mouths of an entire generation. A generation, lost in time and space, of a handful of Palestinian men, women, and children who have migrated to a distant land with a distant dream.

The Final Days of Doggerland by Mike Meier

The Final Days of Doggerland will transport you back to a time before automobiles and computers, before women's rights and civil rights, and into a fascinating realm of what the world may have been like before the modern age.

The Casebook of Qing and Xmucane by B E L Coulson

The Casebook of Qing and Xmucane is an outstanding example of the classic whodunit genre; it is very well written and has an original setting, in addition to a cast of memorable characters.

Chronicles of the Lost Daughters by Debarati Mukhopadhyay

Chronicles of the Lost Daughters, which was originally written in Bengali as "Narach" and has since become a best-selling book, vividly depicts the magnificence and depravity of Bengal during the late nineteenth century under British colonial rule.
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The Forerunner Series by Jay Veloso Batista | Books 1-2-3

The Forerunner series has everything and more that I like in a good book: characters you can sink your teeth into, that are fully developed and multifaceted; romance; violence, but not without purpose; excellent pacing, with lots of twists and turns in the plot; drama, drama, and more drama; power struggles and intrigue.

The Promise by Damon Galgut

A generational narrative of disillusionment and lost hope in post-Apartheid South Africa, via the viewpoint of a white family unwilling to do the right thing, dragged down by their stubbornness in giving up the old ways. Damon Galgut's story appears to follow an intriguing and mysterious country's rich and impressive literary history. In every way, The Promise lives up to its name and more.

SHE – The Forgotten Epoch by Dr Santosh Singh

Dr. Santosh Singh is a master at getting into the minds of historical figures; she takes the events and narrates them from the perspective of how the said character may have perceived them. She knows her material inside and out, and on top of that, she has an ear for dialogue pacing and an eye for detail.

The Indian Emerald by Archana Pathak

The Indian Emerald is an uplifting, atmospheric, informative tale about taking chances, moving on, and discovering one’s true self. I highly recommend it to fans of historical fiction with dual timelines.
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