Famous Books, Authors and Biographies: For Upcoming Exams

Books - Autobiography


Book Author Autobiography of
Anything but Khamosh Bharti S. Pradhan Shatrughan Sinha
Playing it My Way Boria Majumdar Sachin Tendulkar
Six Machine (I Don't Like Cricket ... I Love It) Chris Gayle Chris Gayle
AB The autobiography AB De Villiers AB De Villiers's
Ace Against Odds Sania Mirza Sania Mirza
Unbreakable Mary Kom Mary Kom
Courage & Commitment Margaret Alva Margaret Alva
(Veteran Congress leader)
Dreaming Big: My Journey to Connect India Sam Pitroda Sam Pitroda
Driven: The Virat Kohli Story Vijay Lokapally Virat Kohli

Books – Authors – Awards (2016)


Book/Contribution Author Award
Playing it my way Sachin Tendulkar
Boria Majumdar
Crossword Book of the Year
Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India Akshaya Mukul Shakti Bhatt first book prize
Poetic expressions for traditional American songs Bob Dylan Nobel Prize in Literature 2016
The Vegetarian Han Kang (Author), Deborah Smith (Translator) Man Booker International Prize 2016
The Sellout Paul Beatty Man Booker Prize 2016
The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2016
A God in Ruins Kate Atkinson Costa Novel Prize
Distinguished Academician of India Jancy James Prof M V Pylee Award
Anu Band Ela Bhatt SEWA Award
Ashoka Professor Nayonjot Lahiri John F. Richards Prize
Love of Indian history   Aditi Krishnakumar Scholastic Asian Book Award

50 Most Famous Books of 2016

Book Author
An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India Shashi Tharoor
The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad Twinkle Khanna
‘Death under the Deodars: The Adventures of Miss Ripley Bean’ Ruskin Bond
Rajiv Gandhi assassin, hidden truths Nalini
Conflicts of Interest: My Journey through India's Green Movement Sunita Narain
Ashoka in Ancient India Nayanjot Lahiri
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness Arundhati Roy
The Sleepwalker's Dream Dhrubajyoti Borah
The Adivasis will Not Dance Hansda Sowendra Shekhar
Chain of Custody Anita Nair
Tiger: The Life of Tipu Sultan Kate Brittlebank
The Burning Forest: India’s War in Bastar Nandini Sundar
The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable Amitav Ghosh
The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History Sanjeev Sanyal
Rage of the River: The Untold Story of Kedarnath Disaster Hridayesh Joshi
1991: How PV Narasimha Rao Made History Sanjaya Baru
Not War Not Peace: Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross-Border Terrorism George Perkovi & Toby Dalton
Sleepwalking to Surrender: Dealing With Terrorism in Pakistan Khaled Ahmed
The Deed of Words: Two Considerations on Politics of Literature Pothik Ghosh
Being the Other: The Muslim in India Saeed Naqvi
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow Yuval Noah Harari
Democratic Dynasties; State, Party and Family in Contemporary Politics Ed Kanchan Chand
Democrats and Dissenters Ramachandra Guha
India Conquered: Britain’s Raj and the Chaos of Empire Jon Wilson
Not Out: The Incredible Story of The IPL Desh Gaurav Sekhri
The Rise and Fall of Nations: Ten Rules of Change in the Post-Crisis World Ruchir Sharma
Citizen and Society Hamid Ansari (Vice President)
One Indian girl   Chetan Bhagat
The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History Sanjeev Sanyal (Indian economist)
India Rising: Fresh Hope, New Fears Ravi Velloor
Maoism in India and Nepal Ranjit Bhushan
Old History, New Geography Jairam Ramesh
India’s Long Road: The Search for Prosperity Vijay Joshi
She Walks, She Leads Gunjan Jain
Bicycle Dreaming Mridula Koshy
Things That Can and Cannot Be Said   Arundhati Roy and John Cusack
The Games: A Global History of the Olympics David Goldblatt
Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, the Star Aseem Chhabra
The Unseen Indira Gandhi Dr KP Mathur
Who Moved My Interest Rate Duvvuri Subbarao (former Governor of RBI)
Ringside With Vijender Rudraneil Sengupta
Blood on my Hands: Confessions of Staged Encounters Kishlay Bhattacharjee
The Making of India: The Untold Story of British Enterprises Kartar Lalvani
India vs Pakistan. Why Can’t we just be Friends? Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqani
Who was Shivaji? Govind Pansare
Endurance: My Year in Space & Our Journey to Mars Scott Kelly
Framed as a Terrorist Mohammad Aamir Khan
Standing Guard: A Year in Opposition P Chidambaram
Life Mantras Subrata Roy
And Then There Were None Agatha Christie

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