M.J. Akbar’s book about Pakistan on top again


New Delhi : Indian journalist M.J. Akbar’s “Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan” and “Tender Hooks” by Pakistani writer Moni Mohsin continue to lead the non-fiction and fiction sections, respectively, of the bestseller list for the second week.

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The top 10 in each category this week are:


1. “Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan”
Author: M.J. Akbar
Publisher: Harper Collins
Price: Rs.499.00

2. “India: A Portrait”
Author: Patrick French
Publisher: Penguin Books
Price: Rs.699.00

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

4. “Civil Disobedience”
Author: L.C. Jain
Publisher: The Book Review Literary Trust
Price: Rs.395.00

5. “The Emperor of All Maladies”
Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Price: Rs.499.00

6. “Women & The Weight Loss Tamasha”
Author: Rujuta Diwekar
Publisher: Westland
Price: Rs.200.00

7. “Mumbai Fables”
Author: Gyan Prakash
Publisher: Harper Collins
Price: Rs.599.00

8. “How Much Should A Person Consume”
Author: Ramachandra Guha
Publisher: Hachette
Price: Rs.350.00

9. “The King’s Speech”
Author: Mark Logue & Peter Conradi
Publisher: Quercus
Price: Rs.499.00

10. “Life”
Author: Keith Richards
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Price: Rs.995.00


1. “Tender Hooks”
Author: Moni Mohsin
Publisher: Random House
Price: Rs.199.00

2. “Room”
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Picador
Price: Rs.499.00

3. “Freedom”
Author: Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: 4th Estate
Price: Rs.652.00

4. “The Sunset Club”
Author: Khushwant Singh
Publisher: Penguin Viking
Price: Rs.399.00

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

6. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth”
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Puffin Books
Price: Rs.250.00

7. “The Lost Hero” (Heroes of Olympus)
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Puffin
Price: Rs.399.00

8. “The Immortals of Meluha”
Author: Amish
Publisher: Tara Press
Price: Rs.295.00

9. “The Silent Monument”
Author: Shobha Nihalani
Publisher: Tara Press
Price: Rs.250.00

10. “Invitation”
Author: Shehryar Fazli
Publisher: Tranquebar
Price: Rs.495.00

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