READING LIST Here’s a sneak peak into the list of books-to-grab in 2009′.
- Beyond the Blues by Captain Aakash Chopra
- Story of My Assassins by Tarun Tejpal — story of a journalist who becomes the focus of attention — of the government, the media, the income tax department and the cops for his anti-establishment views.
- Solo by Rana Dasgupta Salim Must Die (sequel to Lashkar) by Mukul Deva
- Winner Stands Alone by Paulo Coelho — The story is set during the Cannes International Film Festival and the entire action plays out over 24 hours.
Random House India
- Bindi Babes by Narinder Dhami — Meet Amber, Jazz and Geena, three feisty, fun-loving Brit Punjabi sisters who’ve ruled the roost – and over their dad – ever since their mum died. Full of all the fun, flirtation and feuding of junior high, Bindi Babes is the first helping of an addictive series for young girls.
- Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose your Weight by Rujuta Diwekar
- Baulsphere by Mimlu Sen — An intimate portrait of the baul musicians of Bengal.
- Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
- My Kind of Girl by Buddhadeva Bose — Four middle aged men sit together in a railway station, waiting for dawn to break. To pass their time, each tells a story of a woman they loved secretly in their youth…
- In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin — A powerful collection of short stories about feudal Pakistan.
Penguin Books India
- Sethji by Shobhaa Dé — Marks Dé’s return to after more than a decade.
- The Wish Maker by debutant Pakistani novelist Ali Sethi — Exhilarating novel of love, friendship, politics and family ties, set against the turbulent background of modern Pakistan.
- Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie (Bloomsbury) — A powerful, sweeping epic crossing cultures and continents, set between Nagasaki and 9/11 in India, Pakistan, New York and Afghanistan.
- Revenge of Ravana and Sons of Sita (Ramayana series) and The Ganesha Palindrome by Ashok Banker
- The Great Indian Love Story by Ira Trivedi
- The Middleman by Sankar
- A Better India, A Better World by N.R. Narayana Murthy — Insights on a variety of issues that face the nation.
- The Difficulty of Being Good by Gurcharan Das
- Aryabhatta’s Children: Why Science Will Transform India in the 21st Century by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
- The Rediscovery of India by Meghnad Desai
- Absolute Khushwant — a collection of the writings of the country’s most widely-read author
- India’s Soft Power by Shashi Tharoor
- The Idea of Justice by Amartya Sen
- Puffin Mahabharata with text by Namita Gokhale and illustrations by Suddhasattwa Basu
- Revolution by Sara
- We Are All Born Free: The Declaration of Human Rights in images by 30 world renowned artists
- The To-Let House by Daisy Hasan — was long-listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize. The novel tells the story of the coming of age of Di, Lee, Kule and Addy. The tale unfolds in the city of Shillong, in the north east – one of India’s most troubled areas.
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