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Bosse, Malcolm J. Tusk and Stone 1995 After Dacoits attack his caravan and he loses his identity as a Brahmin, Arjun resigns himself to his new life, becomes an elephant driver, and searches for his kidnapped sister. J FICTION BOSSE MAL

Byng, Georgia. Molly Moon's Hypnotic Time Travel Adventure 2005 Molly Moon, reunited with her parents, is hypnotized by a mysterious turbaned gardener and eventually transported to India, where she meets not only a maharajah with a speech defect but also former versions of herself. J FICTION BYNG GEO

Lasky, Kathryn. Jahanara, Princess of Princesses 2002 Beginning in 1627, Princess Jahanara, first daughter of Shah Jahan of India's Mogul Dynasty, writes in her diary about political intrigues, weddings, battles, and other experiences of her life. Includes historical notes on Jahanara's later life and on the Mogul Empire. J FICTION DEAR ROY

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee. The Conch Bearer 2003 In India, a healer invites twelve-year-old Anand to join him on a quest to return a magical conch to its safe and rightful home, high in the Himalayan mountains.  J FICTION DIVAKARU CHI

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee. Neela, Victory Song 2002 In 1939, twelve-year-old Neela meets a young freedom fighter at her sister's wedding and soon after must rely on his help when her father fails to return home from a march in Calcutta against British occupation.  J FICTION DIVAKARU CHI

Gavin, Jamila. Fine Feathered Friend 2002 In India, Raju is angry about spending two months on his aunt and uncle's farm while his family attends a wedding in England, but things looks much brighter after he becomes mother to a newly-hatched chick. J FICTION GAVIN JAM

Godden, Rumer. Premlata and the Festival of Lights 1997 In Bengal, India, Premlata's family is too poor to celebrate the Festival of Lights until fate and an elephant step in. J FICTION GODDEN RUM

Jaffrey, Madhur.  Robi Dobi: The Marvelous Adventures of an Indian Elephant 1997 An Indian elephant befriends a mouse, a butterfly, and a parrot, and together they have many adventures. J FICTION JAFFREY MAD

Kipling, Rudyard. The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story 2005 Presents three adventures of Mowgli, the boy reared by a pack of wolves in an Indian jungle, including "Mowgli's brothers," Kaa's hunting," and "Tiger! Tiger!" J FICTION KIPLING RUD

Kipling, Rudyard. Kim  Kim spends his childhood as a waif in Lahore where he meets a Tibetan ‘lama’ or holy man who is on a quest. Kim joins him on his journey, but meets his father’s old regiment. He is adopted by them and sent to school where he becomes a spy for the British. J FICTION KIPLING RUD

Osborne, Mary Pope. Tigers at TwilightHaving used their magic tree house to travel to India, where they must get a gift to help free the dog Teddy from a spell, Jack and Annie have adventures involving a tiger and other endangered jungle animals. J FICTION OSBORNE MAR

Rankin, Louise.  Daughter of the Mountains 1993 Momo undertakes a dangerous journey from the mountains of Tibet to the city of Calcutta, in search of her stolen dog Pempa. J FICTION RANKIN LOU

Sheth, Kashmira. Blue jasmine  2004 When twelve-year-old Seema moves to Iowa City with her parents and younger sister, she leaves friends and family behind in her native India but slowly begins to feel at home in her new country. J FICTION SHETH KAS

Singh, Vandana. Younguncle Comes to Town 2006 In a small town in northern India, three siblings await their father's youngest brother, Younguncle, who is said to be somewhat eccentric. J FICTION SINGH VAN

Whelan, Gloria. Homeless Bird 2000 When thirteen-year-old Koly enters into an ill-fated arranged marriage, she must either suffer a destiny dictated by India's tradition or find the courage to oppose it. J FICTION WHELAN GLO

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