10 books by South Asian authors that should be on your reading list

From memoirs to mythological fiction

There’s no better time than the start of a new year to make a fresh reading list, especially if that list taps into unexplored genres, fantastic worlds and powerful emotions. Given the rich pool of literary talent in the sub-continent, we decided to focus this list on contemporary works by South Asian authors. From Gurmehar Kaur's upcoming book to a feminist graphic novel, we've curated a list of 10 books that will add some diversity to your 2019 reading list. 

Here are some expert recommendations to get you started.

By Meghna Pant, award-winning novelist and journalist:

By Sharin Bhatti, co-founder of the podcast, Books on Toast:

As told to Manali Shah