They are my main engagement when not deep in work.

Books read before beginning the PhD program and fondly remembered:

Major books read after beginning the PhD program:

Major books with varying degrees of progress in reading:


5 Responses to “Books”

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  2. haven’t read any of the books above – i love fiction, which you so hate. =) but the above books sound seem so interesting, and i enjoy the way you so cherish your cultural identity. i might try to get my hands on one of them. cheers!

  3. If you’re into Victorian era fiction, Charlotte Bronte is a must. She was a master, particularly also in weaving complex female characters. There’s also George Eliot, with her formidable “Middlemarch”. Have learnt much from these works on the Victorian social structure too. :-) As for wittiness, am finding it hard to find one on par with Lu Xun’s fictional short stories… :-)

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