15 Indian Books With Covers Almost As Good As The Stories

We get the idea of e-books, we do. We understand the portability, and the accessibility, and the ease -but there is hardly any comparison between these and the grossly underrated hardcover / paperback books which adorn our bookshelves, and create an imagery of aesthetic that complements the wondrous literary gems within them! Here are some Indian books, with covers so stunning, that one might want to read them just to stare longingly and lovingly at the cover art! 

When we immerse ourselves in the choicest of arts and literature, we want to feel part of a world that makes us feel exclusive to the setting. Cover Art of books does that, and does that successfully. Imagine feeling a part of a world we haven’t even familiarized ourselves with, yet. The colours, the illustrations, the photography, the subject, the words they all come together to summarise something we are soon to ultimately fall in love with. This visual aid also brings home the dignity of the title of a book, without the complementary story axis, and that is so truly comforting!

1. The Painter of Signs: R.K. Narayan

Viking Press and Heinemann

2. Journey to Ithaca: Anita Desai


3. A House for Mr Biswas: V.S. Naipaul

1961 Andre Deutsch

4. Immigrant, Montana: Amitava Kumar


5. Indian Takeaway: Hardeep Singh Kohli

Canongate Books

6. A Suitable Boy: Vikram Seth

Harper Collins

7. The Palace of Illusions: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


8. Pashmina: Nidhi Chanani


9. Remnants of a Separation: Aanchal Malhotra

Harper Collins

10. Sea of Poppies: Amitava Ghosh

John Murray

11. Kanch ki Chudiya: Gulshan Nanda

Bhartiya Sahitya Inc

12. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: Salman Rushdie

Random House

13. The Last Song of Dusk: Siddharth Dhanvant Sanghvi

Random House

14. Unaccustomed Earth: Jhumpa Lahiri

Knopf, Bloomsbury, Random House

15. Gitanjali: Rabindranath Tagore

Macmillan and Company

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