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