talk about books on Satire

Satires make you laugh at society's shortcomings. I looked for Indian authors but did not find anyone of note who had written satires in  English. Has anyone read Satires by Hindi authors?


Over the ages, many authors in English language  have  poked fun at silly customs and ways of life.Notable are:

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn- Mark Twain

Hard times & A Tale of Two Cities- Dickens

Jerome K Jerome. 

Munro (Saki)

Wodehouse, 

Evelyn Waugh

Animal Farm & 1984 by George Orwel

Terry Pratchett

Chekhov

Edgar Allan Poe,,,,, endless really. 

Will be great to have you there and discuss whose works are your favourite. 








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  • jayu b.

    haven't attended a meet yet, but interested in knowing whatever is to be known about the books and the readers about what makes them interested in the stuff they read...

    July 2

  • Chinmay

    It was a great meetup. Had fun meeting and conversing with everyone.

    Some of the books (apart from the ones already mentioned by Sagar) that were discussed are

    >Unreal Elections
    >White Moguls
    >Freedom at Midnight
    >Freedom Next Time
    >The Gun Seller
    >Hitchhiker's book series
    >Cats Cradle
    >Brave New World
    >Malgudi Days
    >Short stories by Munshi Premchand
    >Average Indian Male
    >Animal Farm
    >Catch 22

    See you all next time...

    1 · June 23

  • Sagar V.

    Was a lot of fun meeting everyone. Great reading suggestions as well! Noting down some of the names that went around:
    Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death ~ Gyles Brandreth,
    The Lowland ~ Jhumpa Lahiri,
    Homage to Catalonia ~ George Orwell,
    Godaan ~ Premchand,
    The Velvetine Rabbit,
    Stranger in a Strange Land ~ Robert Heinlein

    2 · June 21

  • Rashmi D.

    Have you read 'The Competent Authority' by Shovon Chowdhury? It's a pretty interesting satire written by an Indian in English. Also, English August by Upmanyu Chatterjee.

    June 17

  • Abhishek G.

    Some more for the English list: A Confederacy of Dunces, Catch-22, The Good Soldier Svejk

    1 · June 16

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