My Books

I read a lot. The 1st book which hooked me onto reading is ‘tinkle’. I remember those days when I rush to ‘Higginbothams’ (in Railway Stns) with Rs 100/- and returning proudly with a stack of comics and other books, every month. Had a collection right from then on.

Im sure, the reader in you also grows with you. Your preferences change. My 1st novel was Sidney’s. But now I wud easily prefer something else over that. However great a feeling, reading a fiction might result in me, I wud feel….”hmph…..Its finally a fiction….!!!”. That’s when I started going for a diverse range of books…….along with fictions. 😉

The following is my collection, since 2007; Most of them bought by me, few gifted to me. In the list lies books which I should read, re-read, and ones which I don wan to read again; 🙂

Sorted out alphabetically, are…..


  • An Autobiography or My Experiments With The Truth, M K Gandhi
  • Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
  • A Simple life of Swami Vivekananda
  • Are you afraid of the dark ?, Sidney Sheldon
  • Atavika Rajyam, R Natarajan
  • A Brief history Of Time, Stephen Hawking
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini


  • Brida ,  Paulo Coelho
  • Best Indian Short Stories Collection, Kushwant Singh
  • By The River Pampa I Stood, Geeta Abraham Jose


  • Crime And Punishment , Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Complete History Of The World
  • Chanakya’s Chant, Ashwin Sanghi


  • Dreams To Give, Therese Martini
  • Digital Fortress, Dan Brown
  • Dracula, Bram Stoker
  • Dasavatar, Vasan’s Publications


  • Economics ( A Very Short Introduction )
  • Exploration Into Insight , Jiddu Krishnamurthy
  • Education And Significance Of Life, Jiddu Krishnamurthy


  • Freedom At Midnight, Dominique Lapierre & Larry Collins
  • Four Chapters, Rabindranath Tagore
  • Freedom From The Unknown, Jiddu Krishnamurthy
  • Fountain Head, Ayn Ryand
  • Fetal Attraction, Dr Duru Shah


  • Games Indians Play, V Raghunathan
  • God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
  • Geetha Darshanam
  • Genghis Khan, John Man
  • Ghost Stories, Tulsi Publications


  • Her Story So Far, Penguin Publications
  • Hypnotizing Maria, Richard Bach
  • How Is It Done
  • How Was It Done
  • How It Works


  • India Since Independence, Bipan Chandra, Mridula Mukherjee & Aditya Mukherjee
  • Ignited Minds, Abdul kalam
  • If Tomorrow Comes, Sidney Sheldon
  • International Relations ( A Very Short Introduction )
  • India 2020, A P J Abdul Kalam & Y S Rajan
  • I Dare (Kiran Bedi’s Biography), Paramesh Dangwal
  • I Am A Voice Without A Form
  • Indian Foreign Policy, Prem Arora
  • International Organizations
  • I Have A Dream, Rashmi Bansal


  • Jaya (Illustrated Retelling Of Mahabaratha), Dr Devdutt Pattanaik


  • Kanyasulkam, Gurajada AppaRao



  • Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie
  • Morning, Noon & Night, Sidney Sheldon
  • Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
  • Modern China, ( A Very Short Introduction )
  • Mangal Pandey, Amaresh Misra
  • Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler
  • Memories Of Midnight, Sidney Sheldon
  • Myth & Mithya, Dr Devdutt Pattanaik
  • Master Of The Game, Sidney Sheldon


  • Nothing Lasts Forever, Sidney Sheldon
  • Nowhere Man
  • Nothing Can Be As Crazy…, Ajay Mohan Jain


  • Our Parliament, Subhash Kashyap
  • Oh Shit…! Not Again, Mandar Kokate
  • Oops ! I Fell In Love, Harsh Snehanshu


  • Playing For Pizza, John Grisham
  • Pride And Prejudice, Jane Austen
  • Power Of Love, Sri Ravi Shankar
  • Panchatantra, Rupa Publications




  • Science & Religion, ( A Very Short Introduction )
  • Stay Hungry Stay Foolish, Rashmi Bansal
  • Srisaila Charitha
  • Soups
  • Sailing Smoothly Through Pregnancy
  • Sons Of Fortune, Jeffrey Archer
  • Selections From Complete Works Of Swami Vivekananda, Advaita Ashrama
  • Sai Baba Jeevitha Charitha


  • The Human Machine
  • The Da Vince Code, Dan Brown
  • The Woman In Cages, Vilas Sarang
  • The Argumentative Indian, Amartya Sen
  • The WTO ( A Very Short Introduction )
  • The French Revolution ( A Very Short Introduction )
  • The World’s Great Speeches, B N Ahuja
  • Train To Pakistan , Kushwant Singh
  • The Akali Movement, Mohinder Singh
  • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, Robin Sharma
  • The Algebra Of Infinite Justice, Arundhati Roy
  • Talks With Swami Vivekananda, Advaita Ashrama Publications
  • The 3 Mistakes Of My Life, Chetan Bhagat
  • The Zahir, Paulo Coelho
  • The Ending Of Time, Jiddu Krishnamurthy
  • Tales from Shakespeare
  • The Inscrutable Americans, Anurag Mathur
  • The Sikhs, Kushwant Singh
  • The Confession, John Grisham
  • The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
  • The Other Side Of Me, Sidney Sheldon
  • The Kalam Effect, P M Nair
  • The No Nonsense Guide To Terrorism
  • The Mahatma And The Monkeys, Hachette India Publications
  • The Immortals Of Meluha, Amish
  • The Secret Of The Nagas, Amish
  • The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga
  • The Rozabal Line, Ashwin Sanghi
  • The Chernobyl Strawberries
  • The QI Book Of The Dead, John Lloyd



  • Vivekanada – A Biography




  • You Can Win, Shiv Kera
  • Yoga Education For Children, Swami Satyananda Saraswati


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  • 2 States, Chetan Bhagat
  • 101 Great Personalities
  • 20 Great Women Of India, Prashant Publications
  • 3 Ingredient Recipes

One comment

  1. Hi,

    Here is a month long celebration of Indian debut writers. Do join in. The rules are simple – Read the 1st book of an Indian writer, review, link to us. We promote, you vote. It will be a fun and exciting month. With some prizes thrown in too. Hope to see you at The Tales Pensieve.

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