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Bibliography on Novels/Ethnographies that might be suitable for an introductory survey of Asian Religions


Compiled by Tracy Pintchman

Mishima, Runaway Horses

Chaudhuri, Nirad C. Hinduism:  A Religion to Live By

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, _To Whom She Will_.Fireside; 1st Fireside edition


Karan Singh, Mountain of Shiva

Anees Jung. _Night of the New Moon. Encounters with Muslim Women in India._

Penguin, 1993.

R.K. Narayan. _The Dark Room_U Chicago Press, 1981. (1st ed pub. in 1938)


_Bengali Women_, by Manisha Roy. U Chicago Pr., 1972, 75.

Paul Zacharia,  Bhaskara Pattelar and Other Stories. 

R.K. Narayan, The Painter of Signs. 

"Astride the Wheel," originally published in Oriya by Chandrasekhar Rath, and recently translated into English by J. K. Nayak. 

R. K. Narayan, The Guide

Gods, Graves, and Grandmothers (no author given)

The Village by the Sea (no author given)

 Lalithambika's "Admission of Guilt" (in her Cast Me Out if You Will)

R.K. Narayan's Gods, Demons, and Others

 Profiles in Female Poverty by Leela Gulati. 

V.K. Basheer's Me Grandad 'Ad An Elephant

Behind Mud Walls

Mother of Bliss by Lisa Hallstrom

Shiva's Fire by Suzanne Fisher Staples

Rama Mehta's Inside the Haveli

Gita Mehta's A River Sutra

_Vamshavriksha_ by S. L Bhyrappa

Kathleen Erndl's Victory to the Mother

Kirin Narayan, Mondays on the Dark Night of the Moon

David Haberman's  Journey Through the Twelve Forests

D. B. Mokashi's, _Palkhi: An Indian  Pilgrimage


Susan Wadley, Raja Nal and the Goddess


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