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30 Women in Power: Their Voices, Their Stories- Naina Lal Kidwai
50 years of man in space ‐ Garik Israelien, Brian May and David J Eicher
A Bend in the river ‐ V.S. Naipaul
A Better India: A Better World NR Narayana Murthy
A Bunch of Old Letters : Jawaharlal Nehru
A Career of Evil Robert Galbraith
A Children’s History of India Subhadra Sen Gupta
A China Passage : J.K. Galbraith
A Dangerous Place : Daniel Patrik Moyihan
A Farewell to Arms : Ernest Hemingway
A Haunted House : Virginia Woolf
A Man and A Motorcycle, How Hamid Karzai Came to Power ‐ Bette Dam
A Midsummer Night’s Dream : William Shakespeare
A Million Mutinies, Now : V.S. Naipal
A Pair of Blue Eyes : Thomas Hardy
A Passage to India : E.M. Forster
A Prisoner’s Scrapbook : L.K. Advani
A Season of Ghosts : Ruskin Bond
A Story of History : Arnold Toynbee
A Suitable Boy : Vikram Seth
A Tale of Two Cities : Charles Dickens
A Village by the Sea : Anita Desai
A Voice for Freedom : Nayantara Sehgal
A Week with Gandhi : Louis Fischer
Adhe Adhure : Mohan Rakesh
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : Arthur Conan Doyle
Aenied : Virgil
Aesop’s Fables : Aesop
Against the Tide : Minoo Masani
Age of Reason : Jean Paul Sartre
Agni Veena : Kazi Nazrul Islam
Akbar – The Aesthete : Dr. Indu Anand
Amar Kosha : Amar Singh
Ambedkar: Awakening India's Social Conscience :Narendra Jadhav
An iron Will : Swett Marden
An Unsuitable Boy Karan Johar with Poonam Saxena
An Upstart in Government: Journeys of Change & Learning Arun Maira
Anand Math : Bankim Chandra Chatterje
And then One Day: A Memoir ‐ Nasiruddin Shah (Autobiography)
Artefacts of History: Archaeology, Historiography and Indian Pasts Sudeshna Guha
As You Like It : W. Shakespeare
Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi: An Inside Job? ‐ Faraz Ahmad
Autobiography : Jawaharlal Nehru
Avanti Sundari : Dandi
Awakening India’s Social Conscience ‐ Dr. Narendra Jadhav
Baat Niklegi toh Phir Sathya Saran
Bal Gitayan : D.P. Maheshwari
Because We Say So Noam Chomsky
Between the Lines : Kuldeep Nayyar
Beyond Doubt: A Dossier on Gandhi’s Assassination : Teesta Setalvad
Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World Dalai Lama
Bhagwad Gita : Maharshi Ved Vyas
Bitter Sweet : Noel Coward
Black Tornado: The Three Sieges of Mumbai 26/11 ‐ Sandeep Unnithan
Black Wednesday : Promila Kalhan
Blind Beauty : Boris Pasternak
Born Again on the Mountain- Arunima Sinha
Bread Beauty Revolution Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
Broken Wings : Sarojini Naidu
Bubble : Mulk Raj Anand
Buddha Charitam : Ashvaghosh
Canterbury Tales : Chaucer
Causes of the Indian Mutiny Sir Syyed Ahmed Khan
Chidambara : Sumitra Nandan Pant
Childe Harold : Lord Byron
China :Confucius in the Shadow –Poonam Surie
Chitralekha : Bhagwati Charan Verma
Chittirappavai : P.V. Akhilandam
Chronicles of Time & Chance Raymond Francis Isar
City of Joy : Dominique Lapierre
Combating Hunger & Achieving Food Security M.S. Swaminathan
Communist Manifesto : Karl Marx
Comedy of Errors : Shakespeare
Complete Story of Indian Reforms: 2G, Power & Private Enterprise : Pradeep Baijal
Comus : John Milton
Confessions of a Lover : Mulk Raj Anand
Confidential Clerk : T.S. Eliot
Coolie : Mulk Raj Anand
Count of Monte Cristo : Alexander Dumas
Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths ‐ PC Parakh
Dare to Do: For the New Generation Kiran Bedi
Dark Room, The : R.K. Narayan
Dark Star: The Loneliness of Being Rajesh Khanna ‐ Gautam Chintamani
Dash Kumar Charitam : Dandi
Debacle : Emile Zola
Degeneration of India : T.N. Seshan
Deserted Village : Goldsmith
Devdas : Sharat Chandra
Diana, The True Story : A. Morton
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney
Discovery of India : Jawaharlal Nehru
Distant Drums : Manohar Malgaonkar
Divine Comedy : Dante
Don Ouixote : Cervantes
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde : R.L. Stevenson
Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years ‐ Pranab Mukherjee 2014:
Editor Unplugged: Media, Magnates, Netas and Me : Vinod Mehta
Education of Muslims : Professor JS Rajput
Emma : Jane Austen
Emperor Jones, The : Eugene O’ Neill
Ends and Means : Aldous Huxley
Enoch, I am a British Indian ‐ Sarinder Joshua
Essays of Elia : Charles Lamb
Essays on Gita : Sri Aurbindo Ghosh
Every Man a King : Swett Marden
Faces and Places :Prof. Deepak Nayyar
Family Life :Akhil Sharma( winner of the Folio Prize 2015)
Farishta –Kapil Isapuari
Father and Sons : Ivan Turganev
Faust : Goethe
Final Test: Exit Sachin Tendulkar ‐ Dilip D’Souza
Flames from the Ashes : P.D. Tandon
Flood of fire : Amitav Ghosh
Food for All:Uma Lele
For Whom the Bell Tolls : Ernest Hemingway
Fragile Frontiers: The Secret History of Mumbai Terror Attacks : SK Rath
Friends, Not Masters : Ayub Khan
Gathering Storm : Winston Churchill
Geet Govind : Jaya Dev
Getting India Back on Track Ratan Tata
Ghasiram Kotwal : Vijay Tendulkar
Ghosts of Calcutta :Sebastian Ortiz
Gita Press & the Making of Hindu India Akshaya Mukul
Gita Rahasya : Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Gitanjali : R.N. Tagore
Glimpses of World History : J.L. Nehru :
Globalisation, Democratization and Distributive Justice : Dr. Mool Chand Sharma
Go Set a Watchman Harper Lee
God Father, The : Mario Puzo
God of Antarctica ‐ 13 year old Yashwardhan Shukla
Godan : Premchand
Grapes of Wrath : John Steinbeck
Great Indian and Their Landmark Speeches Manohar and Sarita Prabhakar
Great Tragedy : Z.A. Bhutto
Green Signals: Ecology, Growth, and Democracy in India :Jairam Ramesh
Guide, The : R.K. Narayan
Guns and Thighs Ram Gopal Varma
Half Girlfriend ‐ Chetan Bhagat
Half Lion: How PV Narsimha Rao transformed India Vinay Satpati
Hamlet : William Shakespeare
Harsha Charit : Bana Bhatt
Heat and Dust : Ruth Prawar Jhabwala
Himalayan Blunders : Brig. J.P. Dalvi
Zhivago, Dr. : Boris Pasternak
House Divided : Pearl S. Buck
I am Malala ‐ Malala Yousufzai and Christina Lamb
I Witness: Partial Observations Kapil Sibal
Idle Hours : R.K. Laxman
Idols : Sunil Gavaskar
Idylls of the King : Lord, Alfred Tennyson
If I am Assassinated : Z.A. Bhutto
Ignited Minds - Unleashing the power within India DR. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Illiad : Homer
India - My Beloved Dominique Lapierre
India at Risk ‐ Jaswant Singh
India Divided : Rajendra Prasad
India Reloaded: Inside India’s Resurgent Consumer Market Dheeraj Sinha
India Wins Freedom : Maulana Azad
India: The Future is Now Shashi Tharoor
India-Myanmar Relations Rajiv Bhatia
India-Myanmar Relations: Changing Contours Rajiv Bhatia
Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy- Meira Kumar
Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy- Speaker’s Perspective :Meira Kumar
Indian war and Independence D. V. Savarkar
Inside the C.B.I. : Joginder Singh
Interpreter of Maladies ‐ Jhumpa Lahiri
Iqbal: The Life of a Poet, Philosopher and Politician ‐ Biography of Allama Muhammad Iqbal (Spiritual Father of Pakistan)
Isabela : Keats
Jean Christopher : Romian Rolland
Joseph Anton ‐ Sulman Rushdie (Autobiography)
Judgement, The : Kuldip Nayyar
Julius Caesar : William Shakespeare
Jurassic Park : Michael Chrichton
Kadambari : Bana Bhatt
Kagaz Te Kanwas : Amrita Pritam
Kamasutra : S.H. Vatsayayan
Kamayani : Jay Shankar Prasad
Kashmir: The Unwritten History Christopher Snedden
Kaya Kulp : Premchand
Khushwantnama ‐The Lessons of My Life ‐ Khushwant singh
King Lear : W. Shakespeare
Knowledgeable Strategy Ramesh Chandra Dutta
Lady Chhatterley’s Lover : D.H. Lawrence
Lal Bahadur Shastri: Lessons in Leadership ‐ Pavan Choudary
Leaves of Grass : Walt Whitman
Less Miserable : Victor Hugo
Life Divine : Sri Aurbindo
Living History : Hillary Rodham Clinton
Living with Honour : Shiv Khera
Lolita : Vladimir Nobokov
Lone Fox Dancing Ruskin Bond
Long Walk to Freedom : Nelson Mandela
Lowland ‐ Jhumpa Lahiri
Macbeth : Shakespeare
Madhushala : Harivansh Rai ‘Bachchan’
Mahabharata : Maharshi Ved Vyas
Major Barbara : G.B. Shaw
Making India Awesome : Chetan Bhagat
Malti Madhav : Bhvbhuti
Malvikagnimitra : Kalidas
Man and Superman : G.B. Shaw
Meghdoot : Kalidas
Men Who Killed Gandhi : Manohar Magaonkar
Merchant of Venice : Shakespeare
Middle March : George Eliot
Midnight Children : Salman Rushdie
Modi – Incredible emergence of a star (in Chinese language): Tarun Vijay
Mother : Maxim Gorky
Mrs. Funnybones Twinkle Khanna
Mudra Rakshasa : Vishakha Datt
Munger through the Ages ‐ Late DP Yadav
Murder in the Cathedral : T.S. Eliot
Muslim Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Empire Seema Alavi
My country My Life ‐ L.K.Advani
My Experiments with Truth : Gandhi
My Gita Devidutt Pattnaik
My Music My Life ‐ Pt Ravi Shankar
My Unforgettable Memories ‐ Mamata Banerjee
My Years with Rajiv and Sonia ‐ R.D.Pradhan
Nana : Emile Zola
Narendra Modi: A Political Biography ‐ Andy Marino
Nation at Play: A History of Sports in India Ronojoy Sen
Natya Shastra : Bharat Muni
Neither a Hawk nor a dove –Khurshid M Kasuari
Netaji Dead or Alive : Samar Guha
New Dimensions of India's Foreign Policy A. B. Vajpayee
Nine Days’ Wonder : John Mansfield
Ninteen Eighty Four : George Orwell
Nirbasan Taslima Nasreen
No Direction Rome Kaushik Basu
Non-stop India Mark Tully
Not Just an Accountant: The diary of the nation's conscience keeper - Vinod Rai
O’ Jeruselam : L. Collins and D. Lapierre
Odyssey : Homer
Of Human Bondage : Somerset Maugham
Old Man and the Sea : Ernest Hemingway
On Contradiction : Mao-Tse-Tung
On My Terms: Grassroots to the Corridors of Power Sharad Pawar
One Indian Girl Chetan Bhagat
One Life is Not Enough Natwar Singh
Origins of Love Kishwar Desai
Our India : Minoo Masani
Out of Dust : F.D. Karaka
Pakistan, The Gathering Storm : Behazir Bhutto
Panchatantra : Vishnu Sharma
Pather Panchali : Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyaya
Pax Indica: India and the world of the 21st Century Dr. Shashi Tharoor
Peace has no Alternative : Mikhail Gorbachev
Peter Pan : J.M. Barrie
Pickwick Papers : Charles Dickens
Pilgrim’s Progress : John Bunyan
Playing It My Way – Sachin Tendulkar and Boria Mazumder
Prathma Pratishruti : Ashapoorna Devi
Prince : Machiaveli
Principia : Isaac Newton
Public Issues Before Parliament ‐ Vijay Darda
R.D. Burman: The Prince of Music :Khagesh Dev Burman
Raghuvansha : Kalidasa
Rajtaringini : Kalhan
Ram Charit Manas : Tulsidas
Ramayana : Valmiki
Rangbhoomi : Premchand
Ratnavali : Harshavardhan
Rebooting India - Realizing a Billion Aspirations - Nandan Nilekani and Viral Shah
Red Maize Danesh Rana
Robaiyat : Omar Khayyam
Robinson Crusoe : Daniel Defoe
Rogue Lawyer John Grisham
Rugby Chapel : Mathew Arnold
Rungli Rungliot Rumer Godden
Runs in Ruins — Sunil Gavaskar
Saket : Maithili Sharan Gupta
Sakharam Binder : Vijay Tendulkar
Satanic Verses : Salman Rushdie
Satyarth Prakash : Swami Dayanand
Shahnama : Firdausi
Shakuntalam : Kalidas
Social Contract : Rousseau
Sourav Ganguly: Cricket, Captaincy and Controversy:Saptarshi Sarkar
Strictly Personal, Manmohan and Gursharan ‐ Daman Singh
Summer Requiem Vikram Seth
Super Economies :Raghav Bahl
Sursagar : Surdas
Syntheism – Creating God in The Internet Age ‐ Alexander Bard
Testament of Beauty : Robert Bridges
The 51-Day War: Ruin & Resistance in Gaza Max Blumenthal
The Accidental Prime Minister: The making and unmaking of Manmohan Singh ‐ Sanjaya Baru
The Affluent Society : J.K. Galbraith
The Art of Living - A Guide to Contentment, Joy and Fulfilment Dalai Lama
The Audacious Ascetic: What the Bin Laden Tapes Reveal about Al-Qaida Flagg Miller
The Best Thing About You is You Anupam Kher
The Blind Assassin : Margaret Atwood
The Bose Brothers & Indian Independence- At Insider’s Account Madhuri Bose
The Case that Shook India Prashant Bhushan
The Chinar Leaves Veteran Congress Leader
The Clinton’s War on Women Roger Stone & Robert Morrow
The Country of First Boys Amartya Sen
The Courage to Act – A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath : Ben S. Bernanke
The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk Sudha Murthy
The Election That Changed India ‐Rajdeep Sardesai
The Elephant Paradigm : Gurcharan Das
The Emperor’s New Suit : Hans Chrishtian Anderson
The God of Small Things ‐ Arundhati Roy
The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald
The Hanging of Afzal Guru Arundhati Roy
The Inheritance of Loss : Anita Desai
The Island of Lost Girls Manjula Padmanabhan
The Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity :Tarun Khanna
The Legacy of Nehru : K. Natwar Singh
The Lives of Others ‐ Neel Mukherjee
The Mad Tibetan: Stories from then and now Deepti Naval
The Mare’s Trap Wendy Doniger
The Narrow Road to the Deep North ‐ Richard Flanagan (Australian)(Man Booker)
The Oath of the Vayuputras Amish Tripathi
The Otherness of Self : Feroz Varun Gandhi
The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue Frederick Forsyth
The Sahara Testaments ‐ Tade Ipadeola
The Shadow Of The Crescent Moon Fatima Bhutto
The Turn of the Tortoise: The Challenge & Promise of India’s Future TN Ninan
The Water Spirit & Other Stories Imran Hussien
The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001‐ 2014 ‐ Carlotta Gall
This Unquiet Land Barkha Dutt
Three Musketeers : Alexander Dumas
To the Brink & Back: India’s 1991 Story Jairam Ramesh
Tom Jones : Henry Fielding
Trail of Jesus : John Masefield
Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji : Abdul Kalam
Treasure Island : R.L. Stevenson
True Colours — Adam Gilchrist
Truth Always Prevails ‐ Sadruddin Hashwani
Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty eight Nights: A Novel Salman Rushdie
Unaccustomed Earth ‐ Jhumpa Lahiri
Unbreakable (Autobiography of Mary Kom) ‐ Mary Kom
Unbelievable – Delhi to Islamabad : Prof Bhim Singh
Uncle Tom’s Cabin : Mrs. Haraiet Stowe
Unhappy India : Lajpat Rai
Universe Around Us : James Jeans
Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata Karthika Nair
Unto The Last : John Ruskin
Untold Story : B.M. Kaul
Untold Story of the Indian Public Sector ‐ Dr UD Choubey
Urvashi : Ram Dhari Singh Dinkar
Utopia : Tomas Moor
Uttara Ram Charita : Bhav Bhuti
Vanity Fair : Thackeray
Victim, The : Saul Bellow
Village, The : Mulk Raj Anand
Vinay Patrika : Tulsidas
Voskresenia : Leo Tolstoy
Waiting for God : Thomas Becket
Walking With Giants ‐ G. Ramachandran(former Finance Secretary )
Walking with Lions : Tales from a Diplomatic Past K Natwar Singh
War and Peace : Tolstoy
Water, Peace and War – Confronting the Global Water Crisis ‐ Brahma Chellaney Ambedkar
We Indians : Khushwant Singh
Wealth of Nations : Adam Smith
What Happened to Netaji Anju Dhar
Who Moved my Interest Rate D. Subba Rao (Former RBI governor)
Why I Assassinated Gandhi : Nathuram Godse and Gopal Godse
Why India is not a Great Power (Yet) Bharat Karnad
Wings of Fire : Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace ‐ Leon Panetta and Jim Newton
Yama : Mahadevi Verma
Yashodhara : Maithili Sharan Gupta
Your Dreams Are Mine Now: She Showed him What Love ‐ Ravinder Singh
Zhivago, Dr. : Boris Pasternak
Zulfi, My Friend : Piloo Mody
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