IANS Book: Khushwant, Fatima Bhutto amongst 2010’s most read authors


New Delhi : What did Indians read in 2010? The list is an eclectic mix of international bestsellers like Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and Fatima Bhutto’s “Songs of Blood and Sword” but also many Indian authors like old favourite Khushwant Singh and newer ones like Amish Tripathi and Manu Joseph.

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The 10 bestselling books of 2010 in the fiction and non-fiction sections are as follows:


“Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India”
Author: Willliam Dalrymple
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Price: Rs.499.00

“The Difficulty of Being Good: On The Subtle art of Dharma”
Author: Gurcharan Das
Publisher: Penguin Allen Lane
Price: Rs.699.00

“Songs of Blood and Sword”
Author: Fatima Bhutto
Publisher: Penguin Viking
Price: Rs.699.00

“Becoming Indian”
Author: Pavan K. Verma
Publisher: Penguin/Allen Lane
Price: Rs.499.00

“Before Memory Fades”
Author: Fali S. Nariman
Publisher: Hay House
Price: Rs.599.00

“Keeping the Faith: Memoirs of a Parliamentarian”
Author: Somnath Chatterjee
Publisher: Harper Collins
Price: Rs.499.00

“Absolute Khushwant”
Author: Khushwant Singh and Humra Quraishi
Publisher: Penguin Books
Price: Rs.250

“Tony Blair: A Journey”
Author: Tony Blair
Publisher: Hutchinson
Price: Rs.999.00

“Obama’s Wars”
Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Price: Rs.972.00

“Makers of Modern India”
Author: Ramachandra Guha
Publisher: Penguin/Viking
Price: Rs.799.00


“The Palace of Illusions”
Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Publisher: Picador India
Price: Rs.395.00

“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Author: Stieg Larsson
Publisher: Quercus
Price: Rs.299.00

“The Immortals of Meluha”
Author: Amish Tripathi
Publisher: Tara Press/Westland Ltd.
Price: Rs.295.00

“Empire of the Moghul: Brothers at War”
Author: Alex Rutherford
Publisher: Headline Review
Price: Rs.495.00

Author: Rana Dasgupta
Publisher: Harper Collins
Price: Rs.395.00

“The Finkler Question”
Author: Howard Jacobson
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Price: Rs.499.00

“The Forty Rules of Love”
Author: Elif Shafak
Publisher: Penguin Books
Price: Rs.499.00

“Shadow Princess”
Author: Indu Sundaresan
Publisher: Harper Collins
Price: Rs.399.00

“The Sunset Club”
Author: Khushwant Singh
Publisher: Penguin Viking
Price: Rs.399.0

“Serious Men”
Author: Manu Joseph
Publisher: 4th Estate
Price: Rs.499.00

(Source: Bahri Sons, New Delhi, www.booksatbahri.com. All the books listed above are available online)