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December 28, 2019 10:41 pm | Updated 10:48 pm IST

The decade did not see earth-shaking changes in fiction-writing. Established writers like Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Arundhati Roy or Kazuo Ishiguro chiefly wrote along the lines that have made them famous, and the results were not startling. While a few new authors — notably Sally Rooney, Lucy Ellmann, or closer home, Madhuri Vijay, Roshan Ali, Amitabha Bagchi — broke the mould of the expected, most gave in to market forces, and the results, again, were anything but startling. We list here 10 books that stood out over the last 10 years for different reasons — some set a trend, some made history glamorous, while some took India’s regional literature to the world.

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