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At once terse and tender, with a manic, crazed energy, these stories will scalpel their way into your memory.

In this masterful novel by the acclaimed Indian writer Vivek Shanbhag, a close-knit family is delivered from near-destitution to sudden wealth after the narrator’s uncle founds a successful spice company.

Departing from the relationship between individual and nation, I extend the scopes of the selected works of fiction.

As examples of contemporary Anglo-Indian and Turkish novels, the selected novels are actually, I wish to argue, world texts whose thematic reference is not exclusively the nation-state, but a broader entity, that is, the world-system as a whole.

In this study, I explore the transformation of contemporary Turkish and Anglo-Indian novels from national allegories to sites of multiple belongings by way of a comparative analysis.

I analyse ten novels by Turkish and Anglo-Indian novelists that were published between 19: Adalet Agaoglu's ‘Lying Down to Die’ (1973), Orhan Pamuk's ‘Snow’ (2004), Salman Rushdie's ‘Midnight's Children’ (1981 ), Arundhati Roy's ‘The God of Small Things’ (1997), Aravind Adiga's ‘The White Tiger’ (2008), Latife Tekin's ‘Berji Kristin: Tales from the Garbage Hills’ (1996), Elif Shafak's ‘The Thirty Rules of Love’ (2010) and ‘The Saint of Incipient Insanities’ (2004), Kiran Desai's ‘The Inheritance of Loss’ (2006), and Hari Kunzru's ‘Transmission’ (2005).

Books Made Me: Mouth Off When I was in second grade, my teacher would pause for what felt like an eternity between words of the weekly spelling quiz.