Five books by Indian Authors that you must read by Amreen Sekhon

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As today is World Literacy Day, this article couldn’t have been published on a better day. We recommend you order these five books which are written by Indian authors.  These books can also be preordered on Amazon.  Support our Indian Authors with this uniquely curated list of books by Indian Authors that you must read

Books by Indian Authors that you must read

1. The Rule Breakers by Preeti Shenoy

There are two kinds of people in this world- those who follow the rules and those who do not think twice about breaking them. The story revolves around a character named Veda who is 20 years old.  She has big plans for her future but is hindered when her parents arrange a marriage for her and she has no say in the matter. She is forced to leave her peaceful life in the hill town with her siblings and her best friend and moves to Pune in with her indifferent husband and mother-in-law. It’s a story of her emotional rollercoaster, struggles to cope with the loneliness and finding something positive that comes out of an unpleasant situation.

The date of release is 17th September 2018.

About the author:

Preeti Shenoy has been nominated for the Forbes list of the 100 most influential celebrities since 2013. She is among the top five highest selling authors in India. The Rule Breakers is her 10th book.

2. The Girl in Room 105 by Chetan Bhagat

A thriller which his unlike Chetan Bhagat’s love stories and there also a mini movie promo of the book available on youtube. It is a story about love, dreams, career and feminism in modern India. The blurb is as follows: “Hi, I’m Keshav, and my life is screwed. I hate my job and my girlfriend left me. Ah, the beautiful Zara. Zara is from Kashmir. She is a Muslim. And did I tell you my family is a bit, well, traditional? Anyway, leave that. Zara and I broke up four years ago. She moved on in life. I didn’t. I drank every night to forget her. I called, messaged, and stalked her on social media. She just ignored me. However, that night, on the eve of her birthday, Zara messaged me. She called me over, like old times, to her hostel room 105. I shouldn’t have gone, but I did… and my life changed forever. This is not a love story. It is an unlove story. From the author of Five Point Someone and 2 States, comes a fast-paced, funny and unputdownable thriller about obsessive love and finding purpose in life against the backdrop of contemporary India.

The date of release is 9th October 2018.

About the author:

Chetan Bhagat is an author of blockbuster novels. All his six books have remained bestsellers since their release out of which five have turned into Bollywood films. Chetan Bhagat has also been named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. The

Girl in Room 105 is his 7th book.

3. Pyjamas are Forgiving by Twinkle Khanna

A story of a woman who is stuck in an ayurvedic retreat in Kerela with her ex-husband and his younger second wife. The cover of the book shows an upside-down woman in loose white pyjamas surrounded by all-natural elements.

The book has been released yesterday i.e 7th September 2018.

About the author:

Twinkle Khanna is one of India’s top-selling writers and has won the Crossword Book Award 2016 for her first book. She has also won the Outlook Award in 2016 for the most inspiring woman of the year. Pyjamas are forgiving is her 3rd book.

4. The Sum of All My Parts by Andaleeb Wajid

An enthralling and touching story that focuses on women and relationships. It is full of tragedy, heartbreak, courage, conviction, catharsis, humour and romance. Mariam, an old woman is a central character who lives a retired life in a quiet suburb. She teaches four women how to crochet and all of them recount their lives while crocheting. Their time together is a refuge for all of them. The book is an engrossing tale of the lives of four ordinary women whose stories blend seamlessly.

The date of release is 20th September 2018.

About the author:

Andaleeb Wajid is a Banglore based writer who has written on topics such as relationships, food and weddings.  The sum of all my parts is her 17th book.

5. Gandhi: The Years that Changed the World by Ramachandra Guha

The book focuses on the period between 1914 and 1948 and tells the story of Mahatma Gandhi’s life, from his departure from South Africa until his assassination in 1948. It gives an account of how in these three decades he gained national support for India self-rule by travelling all nook and corners of the country and preaching his philosophy. The book also includes new readings of Gandhi’s arguments with B.R. Ambedkar, Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Subhas Chandra Bose, among others. Drawing many new sources and animated by the author’s unparalleled sense of drama and politics.

The date of release is 11th September 2018.

About the author:

Ramachandra Guha is a historian and a biographer who was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the Republic of India’s third highest civilian honour in 2009.  Gandhi: The Years that changed the world is his 19th book.

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