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When studying mere facts and figures of History becomes a boring and tedious task, novels come as a rescue. If you are willing to understand history and want to know the ideals and spirit of the earlier times then these novels are must-reads.
1. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
Year of Publication- 1924
This fiction novel can be easily confused for a non-fiction because of its believable characters.
Under mysterious circumstances, it is assumed that Dr Aziz, a respected person, attempted to assault Miss Adela, a foreigner. This creates a scandal which angers both, Indians and Britishers.
The novel focuses on Aziz's trial, cultural conflicts and imperialism.
2. Kanthapura by Raja Rao
Year of Publication- 1938
Kanthapura is Raja Rao's first novel and a work of genius. No novel can depict India's struggle for freedom as brilliantly as Kanthapura.
The story is about Gandhian struggle, social customs and the Independence Movement.
This novel will give you feels of patriotism.
3. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Year of Publication- 1929
You don't know history if you don't know about the World Wars. A Farewell to Arms is an American novel about World War 1. Realism and love are the major themes.