10 must buy indian author books 2022

10 Must Buy Indian Author Books – 2022

Looking to Buy Best Indian Author Books in 2022? The Indian literary landscape has been very fortunate this year with the most anticipated books being released that shall make a straight place into every to-be-read list of every reader out there. Here we list out ten must-buy Indian Author books released this year.

  1. When I am With You by Durjoy Datta – Durjoy Datta has been a household name for almost a decade now and with every new book of his out in the market, his popularity continues to exponentiate immensely. This new book of his is no different. You can plan everything, but you can’t plan with whom and when you’ll fall in love, isn’t it? This book follows the journey of Aishwarya, at twenty-eight years, who rather be a single mother than trusting the ‘normal’ family structure. In her new start-up, she wants to revolutionize childcare for young women professionals-this is her ultimate goal. Plus, she’s in a hurry to do it all. On her mind is the ambitious and good-looking Akshay, perfect genetic material, but he’s not ready to be part of her plans. Yet.
    In comes Dhiren, who has made and lost his money in cryptocurrency. He takes up the first floor of Aishwarya’s nursery building and, by a queer coincidence, begins to work for her. Her friends Smriti and Vinny, as protective as mother hens, warn her against Dhiren. There is something that he’s hiding along with his friend Neeraj-they just don’t know what. Things begin to take shape but really, it’s just the beginning of a disaster. The only thing that can save them is what they don’t want to love. Crazy, quirky and so utterly romantic, this book is the ultimate relationship roller coaster!
  2. Samsara by Saksham Garg – Written by a debutant author and a long-time editor, Saksham Garg is here to truly prove his mettle as a writer. What if you came face to face with the gods? Phones stop working. Smartwatches die. And arms start glo wing with blue scars. This is what happens to Aman Chandra and ten other Souls of Samsara when they are kidnapped from modern-day India and transported to a hidden valley in the Himalayas. In this realm of magic, home to Hindu gods, immortal yogis, and mythical beasts, the mission is clear for the Souls of Samsara: to learn the ancient art of yogic sorcery and prepare for a treacherous journey not many can survive.
    But why must they go on this journey? And how are the gods connected to it all?
    Before they get any answers, the Souls of Samsara realize that there is a larger scheme at play. The king of the gods has passed a controversial order. And Aman must make a tough decision that will change not just his life but the fate of an entire nation.
    Sure, it is an intriguing read to find out answers to gripping unexplored questions in the history of literature.
  3. Gautam Adani Reimaging Business in India and the World by R.N Bhaskar – Gautam Adani needs no introduction. One of the richest men in the world, he also helms a business empire that is now India’s largest player in ports and renewable energy. He is also the country’s largest private sector player in sectors like airports, city gas distribution, power transmission, thermal power, edible oil, and railway lines. Yet, look beyond these facts, and startlingly little is known about Gautam Adani, the maverick businessman; about his motivations and vision; about his life, and the episodes, minor and major, that propelled him to make the choices he did.
    This book sheds light on all that we have never known but should know, about Gautam Adani. It delves deep, detailing a range of fascinating anecdotes from Gautam Adani’s life, illuminating his early childhood, his initiation into business, and the learnings and opportunities he exploited.
    But beyond biography, this book is committed to analysing those business strategies of Gautam Adani that have intrigued all. It marries biography and business data, storytelling, and hard numbers. Besides, it has been authored by one of India’s most senior journalists who has long followed Gautam Adani’s career.
  4. The Essentials of Hinduism by Trilochan Shastri – Hinduism is an ancient religion, philosophy, and way of life. Unlike other great religions that are based on a small set of books, there are hundreds of texts in Hinduism, most of which are very voluminous. They span not merely centuries, but millennia. And most importantly, these ancient scriptures are all in Sanskrit which many do not know. Therefore, for a beginner with an interest in Hinduism, it is a daunting task as you don’t know where to start such a study. This book unpacks all the ancient texts from the Vedas to the epics covering the entire range of scriptures and everything you need to know about them in an easy-to-read and accessible way making it of special interest to Hindus and those from other religions and nations, and even those who are agnostic or atheistic.
  5. Degh to Dastarkhwan by Tarana Hussain Khan – Tarana was an indifferent eater and an unenthusiastic cook until a chance encounter with a nineteenth-century Persian cookbook in Rampur’s fabled Raza Library started her off on a journey into the history of Rampur cuisine and the stories around it.
    Part food memoir and part celebration of cuisine, Degh to Dastarkhwan answer the question- what constitutes and distinguishes Rampur cuisine?’ Each chapter represents an emotion, an observance, or a celebration. The spread of Rampuri food from the grand royal cuisine to the simple daily fare becomes the arena to express love, loss, forgiveness, and spirituality. Peopled with compelling characters from all walks of life, the book is a tour de force that includes recollections of a princess to the spiritual ambiance of a Sufi shrine, with stories of khansamah, weddings, and funerals.
  6. Rethink Ageing by Nidhi Chawla and Reshmi Chakraborthy – Veena Iyer, aged sixty-six, got a degree in dance movement therapy. She is training to upgrade her skill and now runs various workshops.
    B.R. Janardan, aged eighty-seven, started running after sixty and has sixteen full marathons under his belt. These important stories illustrate the shifting narrative of aging in India. They battle the ageism that is deep-rooted in Indian culture with fixed notions of ‘approved’ behaviour. Grandchildren? Yes. Pilgrimage? Yes. But companionship? Gasp! A second career? Why the need? India will have over 300 million senior citizens by 2050. ‘Active aging’ has become a popular topic of conversation in urban India and is the process of developing and maintaining functional activities as one gets older. Therefore, it is no longer uncommon to meet people like Janardan or Iyer in our fast-evolving society. We have an aging society that is living longer and adapting to nuclear families, faraway kids, and amorphous social support. Urban Indians are navigating health challenges, isolation, and shifting social barometers to practice active aging, the best form of preventive healthcare. This book takes a deep dive into understanding aging, its impact on society, and how to overcome certain ‘hurdles’. Biological age no longer defines and limits us. After all, why should age prevent us from living the lives we want to?
  7. Babasaheb: My Life with Dr. Ambedkar by Savita Ambedkar and Nadeem Khan – Born into a middle-class, Sarasvati Brahmin family, Dr. Sharada Kabir met and got to know Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar as a patient riddled with life-threatening diseases, and eventually married him on 15 April 1948, getting rechristened as Savita Ambedkar. From the day of their wedding to the death of Dr. Ambedkar on 6 December 1956, she aided him in some of his greatest achievements-drafting the Constitution of India, framing the Hindu Code Bill, writing some of his most celebrated books, including The Buddha and His Dhamma, and leading millions of Dalits into Buddhism. Following his death, she was hounded into obscurity by some of Dr. Ambedkar’s followers, who saw her as a threat to their political ambitions. She re-emerged into public life in 1970 and got back to working on the mission to which her husband had devoted his life-the welfare of the Dalit community. Her autobiography, Dr. Ambedkaraanchya Sahavaasaat, was first published in Marathi in 1990. This English translation by Nadeem Khan unearths a much valuable and forgotten account, an intimate portrait of one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century. A tenacious fighter, an outstanding scholar, and an iconic leader, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was all that and more. Savita Ambedkar brings alive a different side of her husband: a man who wrote romantic letters, dictated what she should wear, whipped up delicious mutton curry, played the violin, and even tried his hand at sculpting. This is a book that humanizes Ambedkar as no other book has done yet.
  8. Zikr: In the Light and Shade of Time by Muzzaffar Ali – Internationally renowned, Muzaffar Ali has donned many hats in his lifetime. The scion of the princely house of Kotwara, the boy Muzaffar was shaped by the changing post-Partition India. Having studied science at Aligarh University, he started his career in an advertisement agency in Calcutta, worked with the nascent Air India, and then ventured on a journey that produced cinematic masterpieces like Umrao Jaan. Along the way, his path collided with many-from Satyajit Ray to Faiz Ahmad Faiz-and he has cultivated many a passion, whether for cars or couture. His autobiography is a peek into this wealth of experience-a close look at Ali, prince, poet, philosopher, filmmaker, automobile aficionado, and artist. Zikr is also a rich interior portrait of an artist, as Ali takes us behind the scenes of films like Anjuman and Gaman, speaking of the sensibilities that shaped them and the influences on his work. Above all, this is a book that resounds with a deep love for life. Whether, you’re looking for inspiration, seeking to venture off the beaten track of Bollywood, or wishing to bite into a slice of erstwhile Awadhi culture, Zikr has something to offer all.
  9. Tejo Tunganhandra by Vasudhendra and Maithreyi Karnoor – Tejo Tungabhadra tells the story of two rivers on different continents whose souls are bound together by history. On the banks of the river Tejo in Lisbon, Bella, a young Jewish refugee, and her family face daily threats to their lives and dignity from the deeply antisemitic society around them. Gabriel, her lover, sails to India with General Albuquerque’s fleet seeking wealth and a secure future for themselves. Meanwhile, on the banks of the Tungabhadra in the Vijayanagara Empire, the young couple Hampamma and Keshava find themselves caught in the storm of religious violence and the cruel rigmarole of tradition. The two stories converge in Goa with all the thunder and gush of meeting rivers. Set in the late 15th and early 16th century, Tejo Tungabhadra is a grand saga of love, ambition, greed, and a deep zest for life through the tossing waves of history.
  10. Search for a New Land by Abdus Samad and Syed Sarwar Hussain – A Muslim feudal family in provincial Bihar Shareef faces devastating grief and anguish during the Partition of India in 1947 and then again, the partition of Bengal in 1971 when lines are drawn across their lands and hearts. Originally published in Urdu as Do Gaz Zameen, Abdus Samad’s deeply emotional and political novel traces the journey of the Hussain family from the 1920s to 1970s, as they travel through the Bihar province, to Calcutta, Karachi, and Dhaka and take us along intensely critical political events that shaped the formation of new lands and new identities in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Abdus Samad received the Sahitya Akademi award in 1990 for Do Gaz Zameen. His prolific literary career in Urdu fiction has garnered him several other accolades and awards such as the Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad, the Ghalib award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Urdu Academy in Bihar. Search for a New Land is the first translation into English of this epic novel.

All these books listed are books of extreme high-class literary mettle that will transport every reader into a world of a whirlpool of emotions and will connect a deep thread of love for literature. These celebrated books deserve the precious time and attention of all readers. So, for this holiday season, we have got you covered with the best of English fictional, non-fictional and autobiographical work by our very own indie authors.

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