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Kiren Rijiju unveils world's first philosophical novel on God

May 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The book, touted as world’s first philosophical novel on God, is penned by IAS officer Haulianlal Guite.

The Flaming Tresses of Draupadi, authored by M Veerappa Moily launched

Apr 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily has recently released his autobiographical book on Draupadi that traces her entire life journey.

Hope in a Challenged Democracy: An Indian Narrative authored by Ashwani Kumar

Apr 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari received the first copy of the book, which is authored by Ashwini Kumar.

Gandhi in Champaran, authored by DG Tendulkar, launched

Apr 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The book was launched on the day that marks the 100th year of Champaran Satyagraha.

Indian Railway-The weaving of a National Tapestry released

Mar 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The last chapter of the book commences from the beginning of the twentieth century onwards provides valuable nuggets of information on diverse topics.

Book on Rashtriya Rifles ‘Home of the Brave’ released

Mar 29, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The book ‘Home of the Brave’ traces the contributions of the Rashtriay Rifles in curtailing insurgency operations in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir.

The Rise of Sivagami: Book 1 of Baahubali - Before the Beginning by Anand Neelakanthan

Mar 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

SS Rajamouli, the director of the blockbuster film Bahubali, revealed the cover of the book at the Jaipur Literature Festival in 2017.

Rekha – The Untold Story authored by Yasser Usman

Mar 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Rekha, who was not loved by her father, was pushed into Bollywood by her mother’s gambling habit as a fourteen-year-old. Later, she rose to become the most glamorous female lead of the film industry.

Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl authored by Ram Kamal Mukherjee

Feb 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The book discusses Hema Malini’s life and achievement, since she has been extremely active as a stage performer, actor and a politician.

Veerappan, Chasing the Brigand authored by K Vijay Kumar

Feb 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

K Vijay Kumar headed the special task force that killed Veerappan during the Operation Cocoon in 2004.

Salman Rushdie's novel 'The Golden House' announced

Feb 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Rushdie’s forthcoming novel is a modern-day thriller, which tells a story of a mysteriously wealthy family from Bombay that is desperately seeking to forget the tragedy they left behind as they settled in New York City.

Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored authored by Rishi Kapoor and Meena Iyer

Jan 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Rishi, the youngest son of Indian cinema’s showman Raj Kapoor, debuted as a child artiste in Mera Naam Joker, winning a National Award for his performance.

Kiran Doshi’s book titled ‘Jinnah Often Came to Our House’ won 2016 Hindu Prize

Jan 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The book, which is a work of fiction, is set against the political turmoil of the Indian Subcontinent from the early part of the 20th century, ending with the Partition and Independence.

Book titled The People's President: Dr A P J Abdul Kalam released

Jan 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

It is a comprehensive compendium of Dr Kalam’s experiences as the President of India between 2002 and 2007.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet was dated wrongly

Jan 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Researchers claim that Shakespeare’s longest and most influential tragedies, ‘Hamlet’, may have actually been dated wrongly.

Book Courts of India-Past to Present compiled by Supreme Court Editorial Committee

Dec 14, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The purpose of the book is to trace the evolution of judiciary in the modern Indian beginning from the colonial period.

Conflicts of Interest: My Journey through India's Green Movement authored by Sunita Narain

Nov 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The book is Narain’s personal account. The book includes an “environmental manifesto” in which she lays out an outline for the direction India must take, if it is to deal with the exigencies of climate change and environmental degradation.

Death Under the Deodars authored by Ruskin Bond released

Nov 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Comprising 8 new thriller stories, the book narrates a murder mystery featuring an elderly woman-Miss Ripley-Bean and her friends.

Vice President Hamid Ansari releases book titled An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India

Nov 8, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The book offers an insight on the ways in which the colonizers exploited India, ranging from the drain of national resources to Britain, the destruction of the Indian textile, steel-making and shipping industries, and the negative transformation of agriculture.

The Adivasi Will Not Dance authored by Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar

Oct 22, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar is also author of the critically acclaimed novel The Mysterious Ailment of Rupi Baskey, which was shortlisted for The Hindu Prize 2014 and the Crossword Book Award 2014.

The Sleepwalker's Dream authored by Dhrubajyoti Borah released

Oct 21, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The book narrates the journey of a group of militants towards an elusive freedom and an uncertain future.

Author Arundahti Roy announces second novel titled The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Oct 14, 2016
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

It is after 19 years that Roy has announced the release of her next novel after her Booker prize-winning novel The God of Small Things was published.

Venkaiah Naidu releases book titled Modi’s Midas Touch in Foreign Policy

Oct 6, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The book draws round the progress and the indelible imprint on the conduct of India’s Foreign Policy by the Prime Minister Modi in the last two and a half years.

Democrats and Dissenters authored by Ramachandra Guha released

Sep 22, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Democrats and Dissenters cover a wide range of themes: from the varying national projects of India’s neighbours to political debates within India itself and more.

His Bloody Project authored by Graeme Macrae Burnet shortlisted for Man Booker prize

Sep 16, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

His Bloody Project, a crime thriller, is one of the six books that was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker prize.

The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History authored by Sanjeev Sanyal

Aug 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

In the book, Sanyal narrates a fascinating tale about the earliest human migrations out of Africa and the great cities of Angkor and Vijayanagar, medieval Arab empires and Chinese treasure fleets, the rivalries of European colonial powers and a new dawn.

R D Burmania: Panchamemoirs authored by Chaitanya Padukone released

Aug 2, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The book throws light on the legendary musician Rahul Dev Burman, whose cabaret tunes still reverberate at pubs and discotheques. It also claims that Burman hated composing such songs.

India Rising: Fresh Hope, New Fears authored by Ravi Velloor

Aug 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

It describes key aspects of the country’s development in the last 10 years, expressing fresh hopes but also new fears under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable authored by Amitav Ghosh

Jul 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The book addresses the challenges of representing the complexity of climate change in literature and the responsibility of writers to document the extreme reality humans are now facing.

Courage & Commitment authored by Margaret Alva

Jul 16, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The book presents the detail of Alva’s forty-year career under four Prime Ministers, namely Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, PV Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh.

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