Famous Books & Authors: India


Famous Books & Authors of India
This post categorically lists all the famous books and authors of India in recent times. We also tried to include some of the previous year psc questions on the topic of famous books and authors of India.

Famous Books & Authors: Complete List 2020

A
  • A Bend in the river – V.S. Naipaul.
  • A Life in Diplomacy – Maharajakrishna Rasgotra (Former Indian Diplomat).
  • A Man and A Motorcycle, How Hamid Karzai Came to Power – Bette Dam.
  • A Manifesto For Change – Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam.
  • A State in Denial – B.G. Verghese.
  • An Autobiography – Jawahar Lal Nehru.
  • An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India – Shashi Tharoor.
  • An Uncertain Glory: India and its contradictions – Amartya Sen and Jean Dreze.
  • Ace against Odds – Sania Mirza (Autobiography).
  • Advice and Dissent; My Life in Public Service – Y.V. Reddy. (Previous PSC Questions: Assistant Surgeon Health Services 2018)
  • Advantage India: From Challenge to Opportunity – Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam.
  • Age of Anger: A history of the Present – Pankaj Mishra.
  • Akbar – The Aesthete – Dr. Indu Anand.
  • Alphabet Soup for Lovers – Anita Nair.
  • Amuktamalyada – Krishna Devaraya. (Previous PSC Questions: Caretaker Male 2018)
  • And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini.
  • And then One Day: A Memoir – Nasiruddin Shah (Autobiography).
  • Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan Sinha Biography – Bharathi S Pradhan.
  • Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi: An Inside Job? – Faraz Ahmad.
  • Awakening India’s Social Conscience – Dr. Narendra Jadhav.
B
  • Beyond 2020: A Vision for Tomorrow’s India – Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam.
  • Beyond Doubt: A Dossier on Gandhi’s Assassination – Teesta Setalvad.
  • Beyond NJ 9842: The Siachen Saga – Nitin Gokhale.
  • Black Tornado: The Three Sieges of Mumbai 26/11 – Sandeep Unnithan.
  • Blood on my Hands: Confessions of Staged Encounter – Kishlay Bhattacharjee.
  • Born Again on the Mountain – Arunima Sinha.
C
  • China: Confucius in the Shadow – Poonam Surie.
  • Collective Choice And Social Welfare – Amartya Sen. (Previous PSC Questions: HSST Zoology 2018)
  • Complete Story of Indian Reforms: 2G, Power & Private Enterprise – Pradeep Baijal.
  • Courage & Commitment: An Autobiography – Margaret Alva.
  • Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths – P.C. Parakh.
D
  • Dark Star: The Loneliness of Being Rajesh Khanna – Gautam Chintamani.
  • Death under the Deodars – Ruskin Bond.
  • Democrats and Dissenters – Ramachandra Guha.
  • Development as Freedom – Amartya Sen. (Previous PSC Questions: Assistant Professor in Medical Gastroenterology 2018)
  • Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years ‐ Pranab Mukherjee 2014: The Election That Changed India – Rajdeep Sardesai.
  • Dreaming Big: My Journey to Connect India – Sam Pitroda. (Autobiography, co-author: David Chanoff)
  • Duroch ModiNomics – Sameer Kochar.
E
  • Editor Unplugged: Media, Magnates, Netas and Me – Vinod Mehta.
  • Education of Muslims – Prof. J.S. Rajput.
  • Enoch, I am a British Indian – Sarinder Joshua.
F
  • Family Life – Akhil Sharma. (Winner of the Folio Prize 2015)
  • Faces and Places Professor – Prof. Deepak Nayyar.
  • Farishta – Kapil Isapuari.
  • Food for All – Uma Lele.
  • Final Test: Exit Sachin Tendulkar – Dilip D’Souza.
  • Fixed! Cash and Corruption in Cricket – Shantanu Guha Ray.
  • Flood of Fire – Amitav Ghosh.
  • Flying in High Winds: A Memoir – K. Mishra.
  • Fragrance of Peace – Irom Sharmila. (Previous PSC Questions: HSST Sociology Jr 2018)
  • Fragile Frontiers: The Secret History of Mumbai Terror Attacks – S.K. Rath.
  • Framed As a Terrorist: My 14-Year Old Struggle to Prove My Innocence – Mohammad Aamir Khan.
  • Freedom in Exile – Dalai Lama.
G
  • Gandhi and Anarchy – C. Shankaran Nair. (Previous PSC Questions: HSST Chemistry 2018)
  • Gandhi Before India – Ramachandra Guha.
  • Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography – Pramod Kapoor.
  • Ghosts of Calcutta – Sebastian Ortiz.
  • Globalisation, Democratization and Distributive Justice – Dr. Mool Chand Sharma.
  • God of Antarctica – Master Yashvardhan Shukla. (At the age of 13)
  • Grandmaster Repertoire ‐ 1.e4 vs The French, Caro‐Kann, and Philidor – Parimarjan Negi.
  • Green Signals: Ecology, Growth, and Democracy in India – Jairam Ramesh.
H
  • Half Girlfriend – Chetan Bhagat.
  • Hindutva or Hind Swaraj – U.R. Ananthamurthy.
  • Hit Refresh – Satya Nadella. (Previous PSC Questions: Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics NCA 2018)
I
  • I Do What I Do – Raghuram Rajan.
  • India at Risk – Jaswant Singh.
  • India after Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy – Ramachandra Guha. (Previous PSC Questions: Lecturer in Computer Science 2018)
  • India Wins Freedom – Abdul Kalam Azad. (Previous PSC Questions: Ophthalmic Assistant Gr-II For SC/ST 2018, Plumber Kerala Tourism Development Corporation 2018, )
  • India’s Tryst with Destiny – Jagadish Bhagawati.
  • India Central Asia Relations: The Economic Dimension – Amiya Chandra.
  • Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy: Speaker’s Perspective – Meira Kumar.
  • Indira: India’s most powerful Prime Minister – Sagarika Ghose.
  • India Shastra: Reflections of the Nation in our time – Shashi Tharoor.
  • Inside Parliament: Views from the front row – Derek O’Brien.
  • Interlinking of Indian Rivers – Radha Kant Bharati.
  • Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri.
J
  • Joseph Anton – Salman Rushdie. (Autobiography)
K
  • Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years – A.S. Dulat & Aditya Sinha.
  • Khushwantnama – The Lessons of My Life – Khushwant Singh.
L
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri: Lessons in Leadership – Pavan Choudary.
  • Lowland – Jhumpa Lahiri.

M
  • Matoshree – Sumitra Mahajan. (Previous PSC Questions:Secretary, Block Panchayat 2018)
  • Making India Awesome – Chetan Bhagat.
  • Modi – Incredible emergence of a star (in Chinese language) – Tarun Vijay.
  • MS: A life in Music – T.J.S. George.
  • Munger through the Ages – Late DP Yadav.
  • Mrs Funny bones – Twinkle Khanna.
  • My Country My Life – L.K. Advani.
  • My Favourite Nature Stories – Ruskin Bond.
  • My Music My Life – Pt Ravi Shankar.
  • My Unforgettable Memories – Mamata Banerjee.
  • My Years with Rajiv and Sonia – R.D.Pradhan.
N
  • Narendra Modi: A Political Biography – Andy Marino.
  • Neither a hawk nor a dove – Khurshid M. Kasuari.
  • No Time to Pause – Pavithra Ramesh.
  • Not Just an Accountant – Vinod Rai. (Former CAG)
O
  • One Life is Not Enough – Natwar Singh.
  • On My Terms: From the Grassroots to the Corridors of Power – Sharad Pawar. (Autobiography)
  • One Part Woman – Perumal Murugan.
P
  • Param Vir: A War Diary – Manju Lodha.
  • Pathways to Greatness – Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam.
  • Planned Economy for India – M. Vishweshar Iyer. (Previous PSC Questions: Vocational Instructor Marketing and Salesmanship 2018)
  • Playing It My Way – Sachin Tendulkar & Boria Mazumder.
  • Public Issues Before Parliament – Vijay Darda.
R
  • Rationalized Roman for Kashmiri – Dr. R L Bhat.
  • Rebooting India: Realizing a Billion Aspirations – Nandan Nilekani & Viral Shah.
  • Ringside With Vijender – Rudraneil Sengupta.
  • Runs in Ruins – Sunil Gavaskar.
S
  • Scion of Ikshvaku – Amish.
  • Selection day – Aravind Adiga.
  • Serpent’s Revenge – Sudha Murthy.
  • Shashi Kapoor - the Householder, the Star – Aseem Chhabra.
  • Sita: Warrior of Mithila – Amish.
  • Sivaji’s Life – Jyothi Rao Phule. (Previous PSC Questions: Assistant Surgeon-Health Services 2018)
  • Son of Thundercloud – Easterine Kire.
  • Sourav Ganguly: Cricket, Captaincy and Controversy – Saptarshi Sarkar.
  • Standing Guard: A year in Opposition& – P. Chidambaram.
  • Super Economies – Raghav Bahal.
  • Suragi – U.R. Anantha Murthy. (Previous PSC Questions: Lecturer in Journalism 2018)
  • Standing On An Apple Box – Aishwarya Dhanush.
  • Strictly Personal, Manmohan and Gursharan – Daman Singh.
  • Syntheism – Creating God in The Internet Age – Alexander Bard.
T
  • That Long Silence – Shashi Deshpande.
  • The Accidental Prime Minister: the making and unmaking of Manmohan Singh – Sanjaya Baru.
  • The Country of First Boys – Amartya Sen.
  • The Courage to Act – A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath – Ben S. Bernanke.
  • The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Decade – Pranab Mukherjee.
  • The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy.(Previous PSC Questions: Sergeant 2018)
  • The Great Derangement: Climate Change And The Unthinkable – Amitav Ghosh.
  • The Lives of Others – Neel Mukherjee.
  • The Ibis Trilogy – Amitav Ghosh.
  • The Kiss of Life – Emraan Hashmi.
  • The Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity – Tarun Khanna.
  • The Making of India: The untold story of British Enterprises – Kartar Lalvani.
  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness – Arundhati Roy. (Previous PSC Questions: Assistant Professor-General Surgery 2018, Assistant Town Planner 2019, Scientific Assistant 2018, Liaison Officer cum Assistant Personnel Officer- KELPALM 2018)
  • The Mother I Never Knew – Sudha Murthy.
  • The Quest For A World Without Hunger – M.S. Swaminathan. (Previous PSC Questions: Civil Police Officer 2018, Junior Assistant KSFE /KSEB/KSRTC 2018)
  • The Red Sari – Javier Moro.
  • The Sahara Testaments – Tade Ipadeola.
  • The Story of Kashmir through the Ages – Arjan Nath Chaku.
  • The Tiger and the Cellphone – Sashi Tharoor.
  • The Turbulent Years: 1980 – 1996 – Pranab Mukherjee.
  • The Unseen Indira Gandhi – Dr. K.P. Mathur.
  • The Z Factor – Subhash Chandra.
  • Thoughts and Reflections – Pranab Mukherjee.
  • To the Brink and Back: India’s 1991 Story – Jairam Ramesh.
  • Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji – Abdul Kalam.
  • Truth Always Prevails – Sadruddin Hashwani.
  • Two Year Eight Months and Twenty – Eight Night – Salman Rushdie.
U
  • Unaccustomed Earth – Jhumpa Lahiri.
  • Unbelievable – Delhi to Islamabad – Prof Bhim Singh.
  • Unbreakable – Mary Kom. (Autobiography)
  • Uniki – C.H. Vidyasagar Rao. (Governor of Maharashtra)
  • Untold Story of the Indian Public Sector – Dr. U.D. Choubey.
W
  • Walking With Giants – G. Ramachandran. (Former Finance Secretary)
  • Water, Peace, and War – Confronting the Global Water Crisis – Brahma Chellaney Ambedkar.
  • We the People – Nani Palkhivala. (Previous PSC Questions: HSST Hindi 2018)
  • What Happened to Netaji? – Anuj Dhar. (former journalist)
  • Who Moved My Interest Rate? – Duvvuri Subbarao.. (Former Governor of RBI)
  • Why Growth Matters – Jagadish Bhagawati.
  • Who was Shivaji? – Govind Pansare.
  • Why I Assassinated Gandhi – Nathuram Godse & Gopal Godse.
  • Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace – Leon Panetta & Jim Newton.
Y
  • You Got Magic – Neel Madhav. (Previous PSC Questions: Plumber Kerala Tourism Development Corporation 2018)

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