More to explore:
Untouchable Spring: by G. Kalyan Rao Featured in: 50 Writers, 50 Books - The Best of Indian Fiction. Harper-Collins India.
The Guide by R. K. Narayan
A Fine Balance - a wonderful story during the State of Emergency in India in 1975. Couldn't put it down, didn't want it to end. In my top 10 books.
Attia Hosain's Sunlight On A Broken Column. A tale of pre-partition India.