Brinda Charry

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"The Stolen Indian Boy"
Review in BIBLIO - A Review of Books.

October -December 2023

Books and Looks Podcast: Colonial America Reimagined -A Journey Through Time With Brinda Charry and The East Indian

October 25 2023

Scroll's Books and Ideas Podcast - Conversation with Arunava Sinha

October 5, 2023

Review - The Hindustan Times

Am ambitious three-continent spanning novel that does not shy away from exploring the big questions of race and identity

Sept 8, 2023 

"Through the immigrant lens"

Stanley Carvalho chats with author and academic Brinda Charry whose latest historical novel tackles the complex links between colonialism, immigration and racism 

August 26, 2023

Review -The Federal
Brinda Charry exposes dark truths of colonialism, indentured labor in new novel ...

Brinda Charry’s The East Indian revolves around a Tamil boy, son of a courtesan…

Aug 22 2023

Review - New Indian Express "Oriental meets Occidental"

On the surface, The East Indian is a story of  how a young boy’s dreams transform his reality …

Aug 20 2023

Review - The Mint Lounge

This vivid historical novel  coasts along on the effervescence of its protagonist, the first Indian immigrant to America. 

Aug 20 2023

Laura Knoy's ReadLocal NH Podcast features Brinda Charry and The East Indian

Aug 4 2023

Interview - The Hindu

AUGUST 4, 2023

Brinda Charry’s coming-of-age novel offers nuanced ideas of nation-building, race, identity, faith, and belonging …

The East Indian on August "must read list" - Toronto Star

August 2, 2023

In this vivid coming-of-age tale Shakespeare scholar Brinda Charry writes compellingly about 1635 Jamestown …

JuLY 27, 2023

Top of Your Stack : Recommendations from Book Passage

City of Richmond (UK) features The East Indian in selected reads list

JuLY 27, 2023

This year’s theme is Stories to Tell, exploring a range of themes from identity and community to faith and family …   

Brinda Charry : The East Indian
IndepthNH

JuLY 26, 2023

In 2020, Keene State College Professor, Brinda Charry who had written her first novel …

Review - Winnipeg Free Press

JuLY 22, 2023

Servant struggles in colonial America

Review - The Keene Sentinel

JuLY 20, 2023

A new novel … intersects disciplines including English Literature, American  colonial history…

The East Indian is on BBC list of Best Books

JuLY 20, 2023

These are BBC Culture’s picks of the best fiction of the year so far ..

The East Indian is Sydney Morning Herald's Fiction Pick of the Week

June 23, 2023

History records no more than a name on a ledger, but from it Brinda Charry imagines …

The East Indian is Guardian (UK) Book of the Day

June 9, 2023

Brinda Charry’s novel is inspired by a name written in a Virginia ledger 400 years ago. 

From the margins of history - review The Guardian (UK)

June 6, 2023

Vikas Adam’s narrative skills are on full display in this unique historical novel… 

The East Indian in the best audiobooks of May - AudioFile

June 22, 2023

“The East Indian is a sweeping coming-of-age story which heads from the jasmine-scented air of the Coromandel Coast in 1635 via the teeming streets of London to arrive in the gruelling tobacco plantations of Jamestown, Virginia, in the charismatic company of orphaned Tony.”

The East Indian in the Daily Mail (UK )

June 22, 2023

“The East Indian is a sweeping coming-of-age story which heads from the jasmine-scented air of the Coromandel Coast in 1635 via the teeming streets of London to arrive in the gruelling tobacco plantations of Jamestown, Virginia, in the charismatic company of orphaned Tony.”

May 30, 2023

Academic Brinda Charry’s novel takes two East Indians who migrated to the west as far back as the 1600…

The East Indian in the New York Times' Summer Books list

May 30, 2023

“Summer reading should be completely escapist, sending you to places and times you’re reluctant to leave. The best historical novels do just that, and this season there are plenty to choose from.”

Brinda Charry interviewed on Australian Broadcasting Radio (Adelaide) show

May 30, 2023

Listen on Adelaide Mornings with David Bevan. 

The East Indian is book of the week on NBC's Today Show

May 28 2023

“Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer — and there is a big list of new books to snag before the holiday getaway. Bestselling authors Isaac Fitzgerald and Qian Julie Wang share their top picks…”

Washington Post - 10 Noteworthy Books for May

MAY 23, 2023

“With May flowers comes a bounty of wonderful books: a moving memoir about gardening, novels about colonial Jamestown, Louis XIV’s Paris, a dying shopping mall, a diabolical serial killer, a self-made pirate queen and more. Fill up your bookshelf with something you love…”

The Man from Madras - Brinda Charry's The East Indian imagines the life of the first Indian immigrant to America -American Kahani

May 19, 2023

In this historical fiction the author reconstructs the journey of the man which began on the Coromandel coast in Southern India and took him to the New World in 1635

Indians in America: Where it all Began - MoneyControl

May 19, 2023

Brinda Charry’s new novel recreates the life and times of a boy from the Coromandel Coast who lands in 17th- century Virginia

NPR | 'The East Indian' imagines the life of the first Indian immigrant to now-U.S. land

May 11, 2023

“Historical fiction writers live in three time zones simultaneously: The past is what they aim to interrogate imaginatively, the present is what they seek to interpret through that recreated past, and the future is what they hope to influence through a…”

B&R Reads | Poured Over: Brinda Charry on The East Indian

May 9, 2023

“Our May Discover Pick, Brinda Charry’s, The East Indian, transports readers to Colonial Virginia to follow the life and adventures of a young Indian boy coming of age in the New World. Charry joins us to talk about her intensive research process, the effects of colonialism on the story, her love of world literature and more with…”

Essay in History News Network

May 5, 2023

Brinda Charry’s  essay published  in History News Network complemens The East Indian. It is titled ” ‘Of the East India Breed’ … The first South Asians in British North America.  

The Keene Sentinel | Keene author releases new novel

May 8, 2023

Brinda Charry worked for years to tell an engaging fictional retelling of the first East Indian man to enter colonial America. Now, the Keene resident is celebrating the release of her novel “The East Indian.”

“The East Indian” hit bookshelves May 2 and was met with a number of accolades, including…”

The East Indian on Washington Post's audiobooks list

May 4, 2023

Brinda Charry’s  novel begins in her native India …

The East Indian Figures In 2023 Historical Novels List

February 10, 2023

Interesting things are happening of late in the realm of historical fiction. And by interesting, we mean encouraging. In recent years, we’ve been seeing more stories… 

Most Anticipated Historical Fiction of Summer 23

April 23

“This list is filled with novels that will evoke various emotions and transport you to another time and place.”

Six Dickensian Novels Worthy of your "Great Expectations"

March 16, 2023

“…when a novel achieves the high praise of “reading like Dickens,” you can bet it’s worth picking up and diving in…”

The East Indian gets starred Publishers Weekly Review

March 16, 2023

“Luminous achievement …”

The East Indian Figures In 2023 Historical Novels List

February 10, 2023

Interesting things are happening of late in the realm of historical fiction. And by interesting, we mean encouraging. In recent years, we’ve been seeing more stories…