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Top 10 books that you should read this September.

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Well, hello there readers with a sweet cider like essence of expectations to find a perfect read for your current week’s upcoming list of ‘to be read’ books but to find a book which could totally match up to your expectations and to your amazing wishlist, you obviously need a set of choices to pick from and here’s a list of great books released amidst this pandemic and still convinced the top list of Bestselling books to allow them take a spot in the list.

Onboard are the several writers on this planet but not all come up with the ability to showcase an out of the box content but now this one’s a spot where you’ll find the books which deserves to be in the spotlight.

1. Hindu Refugee Camp, Lahore – Sachin Garg

The partition of India just keeps on happening

History records that the partition of India happened on 15th August, 1947. But for people like Havaldaar Ghulam Ali Limb-Fitter, it’s an event stretched on for years and years.

The year is 1958. The only thing Ghulam Ali wants is to come back to his motherland, his hometown of Lucknow, where his beloved Zahira and his life, wait for him. Instead, he finds himself in a Hindu Refugee Camp in Lahore, injured, starving, where everyone believes he is a jasoos.

Ghulam has tried everything in his power to come back to India. But having served in Pakistani Army against his will, India would not accept him. Trapped across the border with no hope in sight, he begins writing letters to ministers, bureaucrats, journalists, whoever he can. And also, to the love of his life, Zahira Raza, who is his only motivation to continue living.

Zahira Raza had always dreamt of dancing to her heart’s content. But her desire is obstructed by something, to which only Ghulam Ali holds the key. As she waits for him, living with her Naani and her sister, she battles with the challenges of being a working Muslim woman in the Lucknow of the 1950s.

Written as an exchange of letters, ‘Hindu Refugee Camp, Lahore’ is the true story of Havaldaar Ghulam Ali Limb-Fitter, as relevant today as it was when it happened.

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2. Brahma Rakshas : The Monster Within Sandiip N Paatil

Sarja is a 11years old, sad, and angry boy. At 11, he looks big and strong for his age. His kind mother, Geeta is a rural Indian archetype: the overworked, stressed-out, barely-keeping-it-together single mother. His father is in prison for multiple robbery cases. The villagers are cold and overbearing, and his schooldays are made hellish by bullies. If this wasn’t enough, he has nightmares and uncanny callings from an age-old monstrous peepal tree that stands ominously on his way to school. The legend is that a monster called Brahma Rakshas, living under this tree, for years unknown to people, lures kids with the black devil fruits and then makes them wrestle until one dies.

And, one stormy night, the legend comes true when Sarja meets the Brahma Rakshas.

Set in a fictional village of Deogiri, a small haven of human civilization, away from the din of city life, thiss story is a coming-of-age story of a young boy who goes on an adventure ride filled with riddles and monster wrestling.

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3. You’ll Always Be My Favorite “What If” – Tshree

The story revolves around the protagonists Amisha and Avyansh. The story starts with Amisha joins an office where Avyansh works. They met each other 15 years ago through an arranged marriage program. Amisha fell in love with him. Both of them love each other but Avyansh didn’t want to marry. Now Amisha is married to Nikhil.

What happens next when they meet after 15 years?
Read the book to know more about the story.

The cover of the book is eye catchy and aptly designed. The title of the book couldn’t have been more apt. I The plot of the story is interesting, different and emotional. It is a perfect blend of love, heartbreak, emotions traditions, responsibilities and professional life. The author has narrated this love story in a detailed manner. She has also described about the corporate world amazingly.

Language used is simple and lucid. Charcaters are well developed and described by the author. Hats off to the author for writing about reality of Indian marriages. I can’t believe that it is author’s debut novel because it’s so perfectly written.

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4. The Palace Maid – Col Jagadish Kakati

The story revolves around Prince Sundar of the Ahom dynasty in Assam in North-East India during the medieval period. Sundar, the crown prince, is seriously searching for the complete liberation of his soul and thereby shuns the company of women. The Queen Mother forces him to get married against his will to Princess Kanchanmoti, who is in love with Ananga, Sundar’s friend. Expectedly, the marriage ends in disaster.
Enter Shewali, an innocent maidservant. Shewali is devoted to the service of the prince, and she loves to serve. She becomes a victim of jealousy and deceit of the palace staff. The Queen Mother holds Shewali responsible for Sundar’s actions and wreaks vengeance. One day, Sundar calls for Shewali, and she fails to turn up. Where is Shewali?
Now the story moves to the serene, natural surroundings of the Naga Hills where Ananga, in exile, is dwelling in a cave. Sundar arrives there in disguise with a group of Chaodangs. What is his intention?
Written in simple language, the story highlights the pure love of a simple maidservant who becomes a victim of palace intrigues. How her ultimate sacrifice leaves a deep impression on the crown prince’s heart is bound to keep the readers engrossed.

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5. Where is Najeeb? – Prabuddh Banerjee

For the attention of travellers: here are attached two photos of Jean-Baptiste Talleu, French cycling from France to Asia. He’s 26 years old, 1.80 m tall; he has long curly brown-dark hair, always tied. He’s thin and usually wears beige, brown, blue, or black clothes, never multicoloured. If you see him, please tell him to give us some news, and if you have any helpful information, please write us an e-mail.

• “If I have to take police protection in my own country from my people, then there is something wrong with me; I’m fighting within the framework of the Indian Constitution, and it is not against anyone, but for everyone”.
• It seems he foresaw his death. “For he sketched a man decapitating another man with an axe” that is how his body was found in Aarey (A suburb of Mumbai) sometime later. His murder had all the signs of human sacrifice, but the question is, who killed him? And why?

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6. Against the flow – Vivek

Viren Jacobs, a college graduate, resorts to hacking for a means of living. When called upon to join the big league to make big money, he hardly has any reason to say no.

Wamika Das decides to live in India after her parents’ death. In her quest to solve her villagers’ problems, she gets off on the wrong foot with some of the most powerful people in the state.

Little did the two know that their paths weren’t meant to cross, but to confluence.

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7. Blahman and theTerrifying Terror of Jesica – Srijan Kabra

This fiction comic book is a 3rd instalment of amazing adventures of two best friends Aven and Steven, accompanied by our superhero Blahman. All of these tales are inter-connected as well as super independent, that could be read individually or in a sequence. Like before, this time as well, our Superhero ‘Blahman’ is giving us a rollercoaster ride of thrill, adventure, fun and with small little cute brains of kids who wants to save the world. The noble take continues to give us thrill and keeps us glued till the end.

“Blahman and the terrifying terror of Jesica” is a saga which took place right after the 2nd adventure of ‘Zombies Apocalypse’ where we saw that Aven and Steven did defeat the giant zombie and saved the world, however, while doing so, Jesica traps both of them in a translucent box filled with monsters, and now, these two best friends have to find a way out!

Was Jesica planning something more? Will they ever get out? How will they deal with the monsters? What is the way to get out? Let’s find answers in the book, have fun…enjoy the ride!

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8. Flames from the Souls Sourav Chatterjee

‘Flames from the soul’ is a poetry collection of different emotions which connects the readers thoughts directly like the title of the book. These poems speak directly to the readers about the varied emotions that traversed the souls of the writers and captures the flames of spark from different souls.

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9. Do not believe in God till you experience Him – Mukul Kumar

A series of mysterious coincidences lead a child from a remote village in India, who would not have any future otherwise, make leaps of progress. His curiosity led him to attend some conferences given by a Brazilian missionary representing a cult in Spain headed by a Spiritual leader from Mexico. There was an instant attraction. The boy cuts his family connections, overlooks his career aspirations and lands up in the monastery in the Cataluña region of Spain to be a missionary. The spiritual head of the cult directs
all the followers to abandon their worldly connections and prepare for the doomsday and creation of a new human race. The followers built safe houses and prepared fervently in line with the instructions of the spiritual head. The doomsday prediction does not materialize and what follows is chaos and disorientation. The protagonist survives to tell his story.”

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10. Journey of Perseverance – Priyambada Mishra

If you want to be known, you have to speak up first. In the journey of Perseverance’ the author drives us through the meaning of passion, emotion, addiction and culture – all in one to teach us how, if we stay addicted to our cause, we can actually achieve it. When individuals are culturally adept, they naturally tend to adapt to any given environment. The right or wrong of a situation can only be assessed by a person who is deep-rooted in culture and comes from a legacy that already puts others first before themselves. Your world view, the way you think, speak and what you believe are all dependent on the inheritance of culture.

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Top 10 Books of The Month | January [Editor’s Choice]

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We are back again this month with a new list of books by amazing authors that you should add to your TBR this month.

Whether you want a page-turning thriller, a gripping historical novel or a feel-good read, a self-help book, or a love story, we got everything covered. we’ve got some great choices out this month.

So here is our list of the Top 10 Books that you shouldn’t miss reading this month.

Happy Reading! 🙂


1. Falling For My Best Friend by Ruchi Singh

A perfect love story.
Possible in real life? Maybe… maybe not!

Siddharth’s perfect love story is over. Life is asking him to compromise and go along with his family’s wishes. Will he be able to do justice to someone else under the shadow of his reluctant decision? Will he be able to create a place for someone in his heart again?

A die-hard romantic, Naina is in search of a partner who will love and cherish her… only her.
An only child, her life was perfect. Till Siddharth said Read More..

2. Souffle by Anand Ranganathan

One sultry Mumbai night, business tycoon Mihir Kothari takes a bite of a soufflé and drops dead. According to the CCTV footage, celebrity chef Rajiv Mehra is the killer. It seems like an open-and-shut case.

Or is it?

A catastrophic accident on the day the chef is to be hanged allows him to escape and, driven by an inner calling, pursue a new life. Chased by shadows he thought he had left behind, torn by spurned love, the chef returns in search of the real killer so that he can prove his innocence. But there is a problem. Unknown Read More..

3. India is Broken by Ashoka Mody

Through the first half-century after independence, India’s leaders could point to uneven but measurable progress. After the mid-1980s, dire poverty declined for a few decades, inspiring declarations of victory. But today, a vast number of Indians struggle in a state of underemployment and are one crisis away from despair. Policymakers search for easy solutions that further undermine the provision of public goods and job creation. India Is Broken is a history that explains how India landed in this economic catch-22.

Mody contends that successive post-independence leaders, starting with Jawaharlal Nehru, failed to confront Read More..

4. The Mystery Of The Genes by Uttam Mukherjee

This is the story of two female detectives’ valiant efforts to save a genetic research project from a series of deadly attacks by foreign vested interests using brute force. Dr. Bhattacharya, a key figure in the Human Genome Project, returns to Kolkata after retirement. He establishes a research center to pursue gene replacement therapy to cure a dreadful metabolic disease along with his co-researcher daughters, Avantika and Aatreyi. However, after two years, his world is about to be turned upside down as a large pharmaceutical company’s billion dollar business of supplying daily doses of the medicine is in jeopardy.

Multiple assassination attempts, break-ins, and Read More..

5. Hacking Health by Mukesh Bansal

We live in a world where there is a new fad diet, superfood, supplement or nutrition theory every month. There are so many tricks to optimizing workouts, peak performance, burning fat, living longer, sleeping better and biohacking your immune system. Wellness has become a part of mainstream discourse like never before, and the result is an overwhelming barrage of seemingly contradictory information.

But here’s one simple truth: good health impacts every aspect of life, be it productivity at work, interpersonal relationships or a balanced family life. In Hacking Health, Mukesh Bansal takes on the mammoth task of demystifying the science, Read More..

6. The Hyderabad Heist by Sharmishtha Shenoy

3 September 2018. Citizens of India woke up to the sensational news of a multimillion-dollar theft in the Nizam’s Museum, Hyderabad. The theft of a diamond-studded, intricately designed gold box and other artifacts speckled with emeralds and rubies caused a national and international sensation. This was no ordinary burglary. It was an assault on the heritage and culture of the people of Hyderabad and India.

Prince Muffakham Jah of Hyderabad, who was in London at that time, personally requested the Commissioner of Police, Mr Anjani Kumar, to investigate the case on priority. Hundreds of police officers were pressed into action to recover the stolen Read More..

7. I Drink Tea and I Tell Stories by Archana Rajendran

What is common between the eighty-year-old man sitting under a mango tree, the woman in a red saree, and the young boy waiting for the signal to turn green?

A cup of chaya . . .

What brings together a single mother, a talented artist, and a girl in a toxic relationship under one roof?

A cup of chai . . .

What binds the stories of a sex worker, a chai tapri, and women on a train? Read More..

8. Ternicode by Prashant A U

The conceptual framework presented in this book is a first of its kind in the sense that it provides a robust yet simple way of determining the underlying aspect of various matters which have always daunted the human psyche. The novel narrative is captivating and invokes the inquisitiveness of the reader seeking to acquire a formidable understanding of the overall environment.

“Ternicode” as the title goes is in itself, a lexical or semantic neologism. This new term strikes an immediate chord resonating the trigeminal relationship of factors associated with any phenomena. It intends to resolve all complexities and conflicts that emerge with the conventional methods of logic Read More..

9. Insatiable by Shobhaa Dé

‘I promise not to be three things–profound, pedantic and pretentious,’ says Shobhaa De, as she begins her heart-warming book.

It’s a promise India’s most beloved writer delivers on in her irreverent memoir about the year leading up to her landmark seventy-fifth birthday. Quintessential exuberance and keen observations firmly in place, she tells us about travelling solo, feasting (and fasting) with family and friends, the triumphs and losses that accompany ageing, the vagaries and vulnerabilities of being a writer and, above all, how food connects people in the most unexpected places and delightful ways. Read More..

10. Operation Rudra by Aparna Sinha

People are dying within a few hours of developing the first sign of sickness. In less than a month, nearly five hundred people have died from that illness

Is it a new virus? Or post-Covid complications?
Or is it a systematic terror attack?

As Lt. Col. Aditya started digging for answers, he realized that something bigger and much more sinister had already been set in motion by the terrorists. Would he be able to stop it, while the clock is ticking?

Operation Rudra is a fast-paced thriller of a race Read More..


Book Prices

Falling For My Best Friend Rs.75 (Kindle)
Souffle Rs.223 (Kindle)
India is Broken Rs.727 (Kindle)
The Mystery Of The Genes Rs.99 (Kindle)
Hacking Health Rs.389 (Paperback)
The Hyderabad Heist Rs.332 (Paperback)
I Drink Tea and I Tell Stories Rs.182 (Paperback)
Ternicode Rs.564 (Paperback)
Insatiable Rs.568 (Paperback)
Operation Rudra Rs.15 (Kindle)

(Prices and availability are subject to change without notice.)


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Books Of The Year 2022 [Editor’s Choice]

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Each fall, the editors of the Delhi Wire select the best fiction and nonfiction titles of the year. Our editors read, nominate, discuss, and debate the merits of each year’s books, working together to land on our list.

From authors, both established and new, our favorite books of the year meditate on everything from life online to life in the intersections of identity. Set everywhere from the all-too-real world or solely in the mind, the distant past, or the speculative future, these books offer escape, education, and spiritual enlargement—whatever you’re looking for.

With such an embarrassment of riches on offer, ranking these books is a downright impossible task, so we present our selections in no particular order. In this singularly strange and challenging year, books comforted us, allowed us to travel even when borders were closed, and ultimately, kept us sane. We made it to the end of this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year, and we’re still reading. Congratulate yourself for that—and don’t waste any time stocking up your “to be read” pile.


Celebrating the year’s end, celebrating you, the authors & the extraordinary books that defined 2022.

 


1. 7 Mindsets for Success, Happiness, and Fulfilment by Swami Mukundananda
2. Doglapan by Ashneer Grover
3. Where the Sun Never Sets by Stuti Changle
4. The Wisdom Bridge by Kamlesh D. Patel
5. When I Am With You by Durjoy Datta

6. You Are Still the One by Himanshu Rai
7. NINE by Vineet Singh Hukmani
8. Build, Don’t Talk by Raj Shamani
9. The Magic of the Lost Story by Sudha Murty
10. The 1st Assassin by Mainak Dhar

11. A Price to Love by Smita Das Jain
12. A Tale of Arranged Marriage by Pranav Rao
13. Unbroken by Pawan Verma
14. The Curse of Kukkutarma by Prateep Roy
15. Emotional Mastery by Navana Kundu

16. Beauty and the Vampires by Sukriti Jaswal
17. Kashmir! Kashmir! by Deepa Agarwal
18. SELF-ish by Sanjay K Srivastava
19. The Coterie by Vinod Kaul
20. An Imperishable Promise by Sarathi Sabyasachi Sahoo

21. Lets Rise in love by Tanishka Juneja
22. Billion Suns Rising by Aarathi Bellary
23. 75 Wasted Years, Let us Catch Up and Leapfrog by Vikram Sinha
24. Parker Beverly and the Tale of Six Cheques by Panav Bali
25. To Beyond and Back by Riya Kewalramani

26. Young Detective by Sumita Bose
27. The Art of Winging It by Dr. Kaushik Sridhar
28. Lulla Bai by Anuj Tikku
29. Aching Joys by Arni
30. MEMOries by Satyen Chattopadhyay

31. Twelve World Religions by K. Ravindran
32. Benedictions by Vandana Rathi
33. A Happier You by Dr. Mukesh Jain
34. Hans Akela by Beji Jaison
35. Holy Lands of Abrahamic Religions by K Ravindran

36. Love Joy by Prabhakar Deshpande
37. A Map to the Pinnacle of Success by Soobrata Dutta
38. Facets by A. Venkatasubramanian
39. Talk a Little More by Gulsum Basheer
40. The Ink of An Amateur Poet by Otul Jerang

41. The Legacy of Ignorance by Aastha Singh
42. All His Scars by Amit Aryan
43. Esoteric by Mahek Hitesh Tanna
44. Lost Horoscope & Other New Poems by Yuyutsu Sharma
45. Of Dreams And Assumptions by Angana Bharali Das

46. Teesta Diaries by Swapan Karmakar
47. Dark Star by Ranbir Sidhu
48. Quarantine by Jui Patil
49. Rangroot by Prince Avinash
50. Battles of Crisis by Anika Reddy Gaddam

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Top 50 Most Influential Authors of 2022

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So this is the time of the year again when you get to know about the authors who had done wonders.

Be it historical, fiction, poetry, self-help, or any other genre these authors have left their prominent mark.

So here we present you the Top 50 Influential Authors of 2022. ?


1. Ashneer Grover, Author of Doglapan.
2. Amish Tripathi, Author of War of Lanka.
3. Shwetabh Gangwar, Author of The Rudest Book Ever.
4. Chetan Bhagat, Author of One Indian Girl.
5. Stuti Changle, Author of You Only Live Once by Stuti Changle.

6. Ankur Warikoo, Author of Get Epic Shit Done.
7. Raj Shamani, Author of Build, Don’t Talk.
8. Saksham Garg, Author of Samsara.
9. Karan Bajaj, Author of The Freedom Manifesto.
10. Sapna Bhog, Author of My Sinner.

11. Rashmi Trivedi, Author of Ashes To Dreams.
12. Arthy S L, Author of Fate or Destiny.
13. Heena Singhal, Author of Songs of the Reed.
14. Aurijit Ganguli, Author of The Mystery Mountains.
15. Dr. Sheetal Nair, Author of The Subtle Art of Not Thinking.

16. Atul Prabha, Author of Teri Meri Kahaani Hai.
17. Arushi Vats, Author of The Royal Peacock Crown.
18. Shrutee Choudhary, Author of A Garage Sale of Lovelorn Things.
19. Dhanashree Bhatkal, Author of Money – What’s Left What’s Right.
20. Upasana Majumdar, Author of Red World.

21. Harjeet Khanduja, Author of How Leaders Decide.
22. Rohit Prasad, Author of The Pilgrim.
23. Nandita Chakraborty, Author of Dirty Little Secrets.
24. Dr Suresh Chari, Author of Don’t Wait, Make Things Happen.
25. Dr. Debi Prasad Acharjya, Author of Hydrate to Elevate.

26. Chattanathan D, Author of Anjanamma.
27. Jyoti Malhotra, Author of Teenager Tales.
28. Madhukant Acharya, Author of Corporate Eagle.
29. Ajay Chowdhary, Author of Marham.
30. Kanishq Banka, Author of Stirrer.

31. Ashutosh Joshi, Author of Unfathomable Feelings.
32. Dr. Shadab Ahmed & Dr. Mallwika Sisodiya, Authors of A Quatrain of Moods.
33. Priyanka Dewan, Author of Unlayered.
34. Mustafa Mun, Author of Mindful Wealth.
35. Shilpa Suraj, Author of Once Upon A Mistake.

36. Rooprashi, Author of Our Non-fairy Tale Life.
37. Colonel Harpreet Singh Kohli, Author of The Other Side of a Soldier.
38. Debabrata Ghosh, Author of Masterstroke.
39. Akriti Sharma, Author of Married on Paper.
40. Dr. Sumit Goel, Author of I Wanna Grow Up Once Again.

41. Deepak Rosha, Author of The College Conventions.
42. Lokesh Babu, Author of The True Self.
43. Satish Shitut, Author of Effective R.U.L.E.
44. Rajeev Nanda, Author of RISE.
45. Ruchi Chandra Verma, Author of It has always been you!.

46. Pesi J Padshah, Author of A Mixture as Never Before.
47. Mahendra Arya, Author of Kaikayi.
48. Naysa Nambiar Seth, Constellation of Letters.
49. Manu Nellutla, Author of Janya Bharata.
50. G. Ashish Kalra, Author of The Zero Covid Solution.


 

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