Thought I have not made much of progress for my Lost in Translation project I am going to go ahead and check off Ireland and India off my list. And here’s how
I have read several Irish writers but would put up Frank McCourt’s book on the top of my list. Read Angela’s Ashes to get an understanding on certain ethos of Irish culture , but beware, several critics have aimed at this being biased.
There are so many great Indian writers that I could have read and talked about, and I am ashamed to admit, that I am not even familiar with some of the bodies of literature written by Tagore, Mulk Raj Anand, Vikram Seth, Amitav Ghosh ( please forgive me taking their names in the same breath). I would want to recommend a book written by an Indian writer here, that I recently read and enjoyed . This would be the Palce of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee. Thought not in the same league as the aforementioned writers, she writes well with a certain ‘Indian’ flair.
So thats 5/257 countries of the world – hmm- not very encouraging!