Hari Kunzru

Hari Kunzru is a British-Indian author and journalist known for his novels such as 'The Impressionist', 'Transmission', and 'Gods Without Men'. His work often explores themes of identity, migration, and the impact of technology on society.


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  1. 1. Transmission

    The novel centers on a young Indian computer programmer whose dreams of a new life in the United States are derailed by a series of unfortunate events. Desperate to avoid deportation after losing his job, he unleashes a mischievous computer virus in a bid to regain his employer's attention, but the plan spirals out of control. The virus rapidly spreads across the globe, causing widespread chaos and inadvertently linking the fates of an eclectic mix of characters, from Bollywood actresses to ambitious Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. The story is a satirical exploration of the complexities of globalization, the illusions of the American dream, and the unpredictable ways in which technology can disrupt the world.

    The 8584th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Impressionist

    "The Impressionist" is a captivating novel that follows the life of a mixed-race boy named Pran Nath. Born in India during the British Raj era, Pran's fate takes a dramatic turn when he is mistaken for the son of a wealthy British aristocrat. As he navigates through various identities and encounters, Pran's journey becomes a reflection of the complexities of race, class, and colonialism. With vivid prose and a keen exploration of identity, this book offers a thought-provoking exploration of one man's quest for belonging and self-discovery in a rapidly changing world.

    The 9923rd Greatest Book of All Time