- The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini. Story of the
son of a wealthy businessman in Kabul, and the son of a servant.
- The Inheritance of Loss
by Kiran Desai. Set in mid-80s on the cusp of Nepalese movement for an
- Interpreter of Maladies
by Jhumpa Lahiri. How people suffer dislocation and disruption due to India’s
- A Fine Balance
by Rohinton Mistry. In mid-1970s four varied individuals come together in one
- The God of Small Things
by Arundhati Roy. The story of young twins Rahel and Estha and the rest of
- The Namesake
by Jhumpa Lahiri. The Ganguli family goes from tradition-bound life to
transformation in America.
- The Satanic Verses
by Salman Rushdie. Good against Evil in a whimsical and fantastic tale.
- Midnight’s Children
by Salman Rushdie. A family saga set against the volatile events of the thirty
- The Space Between Us
by Thrity Umrigar. Story of intimacy, and irreconcilable class divide, between
- Shalimar the Clown
by Salman Rushdie. Tale of two Kashmiri villagers caught up in communal
- Brick Lane
by Monica Ali. Life of a Bangladeshi girl so sickly at birth that the midwife
at first declares her stillborn.
- Sister of My Heart
by Chitra Divakaruni. Tale of two cousins born on the same day by a mysterious
- Two Lives
by Vikram Seth. A combination of biography and memoir of Seth and his uncle
and aunt, Shanti and Henny.
- A House for Mr. Biswas
by VS Naipaul. Mr. Mohun Biswas has been fighting against destiny to achieve
- Desirable Daughters by Bharati Mukherjee. The story of three sisters of whose lives have diverged over
- Execution: Getting Things Done
by Bossidy, Charan, Burck. Difference between companies is execution.
- Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga
by BKS. Iyengar, Yehudi Menuhin. Philosophy and practice of Yoga.
- America’s Constitution: A Biography
by Akhil Amar. How the framers of the Constitution drew on English models.
- The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
by Deepak Chopra. Seven simple principles for personal life evoke success.
- The Big Book of Customer Service Training Games
by Peggy Carlaw, Vasudha Deming. Customer rep training.
- Are You Ready to Succeed?
by Srikumar S. Rao.
Buddhism-inspired self-help book to find inner peace.
- The Argumentative Indian
by Amartya Sen. Essays from Nobel
Prize winner offer an examination of India’s history.
- India Unbound
by Gurcharan Das. How India’s
policies after 1947 condemned the nation to a hobbled economy.
- Yoga: The Iyengar Way
by Silva Mehta, Mira Mehta, Shyam Mehta. An attractive, coffee table type yoga
- The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
by Sri S. Satchidananda. A manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga.
- What CEO Wants You to Know
by Ram Charan. Analogy of how the CEO and the street vendor make decision
- Mindfulness in Plain English
by Bhante H. Gunaratana. Fundamentals of basic Buddhist meditation
- I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta
by Nisargadatta Maharaj. Dialogues with followers seeking guidance.
- The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
by Robin Sharma. A step-by-step
approach to living with greater courage and joy.
- Lonely Planet India by Sarina Singh.
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