Nampally Road by Meena Alexander [in What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature]
Mira returns to her native India after graduate school in England, to a new address on Nampally Road, a new lover, and new friends. But the post-colonial India she has returned to is governed by a new dictator and corrupt police. Once lost in the poetry of Wordsworth, Mira struggles to define the harsh reality of her new life. A rather thin, yet extremely dense volume.