Current in News : Books & Authors

                                   Current News : Books & Authors

1.The Drowned Detective by Neil Jordan
  • Neil Jordan won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Crying Game.
  • The book was in news because it exposes how millions of people were killed by a series of disastrous Western interventions in West Asia.
2.India vs Pakistan: Why Can’t we just be Friends? by Husain Haqqani
  • The book recounts the visit by ex-ISI chief General Pasha to Washington on 24 and 25 December 2008, where he made the startling admission.
3.Shashi Kapoor - the Householder, the Star authored by Aseem Chhabra released
  • Shashi Kapoor - the Householder, the Star is the first biography of the veteran actor.
4.Blood on my Hands: Confessions of Staged Encounters by Kishalay Bhattacharjee
  • The book contains the author’s conversations with an anonymous army officer. It  narrates the staged encounters in India's northeast and explains how awards and citations are linked to a body count.
5.The Making of India: The Untold Story of British Enterprises authored by Kartar Lalvani
  • The making of India: The untold story of British Enterprises is the first to assess in a single volume almost all aspects of Britain's contribution in providing India with its lasting institutional and physical infrastructure.
6.Scott Kelly to write memoir titled Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars
  • The memoir will offer a glimpse of Scott’s journey to space and his life aboard the ISS. He will also recount the obstacles he encountered along the way, his early struggles in school, his training as a Navy test pilot, and the work required to become an astronaut and live in space for one year.
7.A State in Denial authored by BG Verghese
  • The book explores a subject of immense global significance of Pakistan and its relations with remaining World including India.
8.The Kiss of Life authored by Emraan Hashmi launched
  • The book narrates the story of Emraan’s life when his family dealt with the horrific struggle as his six-year-old son Ayaan battled his way through cancer.
9.Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan Sinha Biography authored by Bharathi S Pradhan
  • The book describes film actor Shatrughan Sinha’s journey from Patna to Film Institute of India (now FTII) in Poona and then to his tryst with the celluloid.
10.Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography authored by Pramod Kapoor
  • The books covers all the important aspects of Mahatma Gandhi’s life – early marriage in Kathiawar, his college days in London, employment in South Africa, train ride in Pietermaritzburg, etc.
11.Fixed! Cash and Corruption in Cricket authored by Journalist Shantanu Guha Ray
  • The book delved into underbelly of cricket, analysed the spot-fixing and nexus of bookies and punters with those in the corridors of power, mysterious deaths and issues that threatened the gentleman's game.
12.Who was Shivaji? authored by Govind Pansare
  • The book focuses on historic evidences which are mostly ignored or overshadowed by other historic adventures of Shivaji.
13.Book titled A Kingdom for his Love launched by Amar Chitra Katha
  • Kingdom for his Love is the second novel under ACK’s novel imprint 'ACK Stories Alive', its first book titled 'Counter Theft' in 2015.
14."Nathuram Godse" - The Story of an Assassin released
  • The book narrates the story of Nathuram Vinayakrao Godse who died an untimely death and his brother suffered a life of immense mental torture.
15.The Turbulent Years, Volume II of memoirs of President Pranab Mukherjee, released
  • In this book, he reminisced about crucial events of his political life including Indira Gandhi's assassination, Babri Masjid demolition, operation Blue Star and his ouster from Rajiv Gandhi's Cabinet.
16.PM Narendra Modi released book titled The Z Factor written by Subhash Chandra
  • The book is the autobiography of the promoter of Essel/ Zee Group Subhash Chandra
17.Book titled Jawaharlal Nehru and The Indian Polity in Perspective released by Hamid Ansari
  • The book was edited by Prof Alexander and with contributions from eminent persons like Justice K T Thomas, Dr Rajan Kurukkal, Dr B Vivekanandan, M G Radhakrishnan and others.
18.Book titled 'MARU BHARAT SARU BHARAT' authoured by Jain Acharya Maharaj released
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 10 January 2016 released a book titled “MARU BHARAT SARU BHARAT “(My India Noble India) written by Jain Acharya Ratnasundersuriswarji Maharaj.
19.Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman topped 2015 US Bestseller List
  • Around 1.6 million copies of the book were sold in the USA since it was published in July 2015.
20.The Bose Brothers and Indian Independence – An Insider’s Account authored by Madhuri Bose
  • The book, written by a member of the Bose family, brings to light previously unpublished material on Netaji and Sarat Chandra Bose.
21.Sharad Pawar’s autobiography Life On My Terms released
  • He, in his autobiography ‘Life On My Terms’, has provided a detailed account of the reason which helped in creation of rough patches in his relation with Rajiv Gandhi.
22.What Happened to Netaji? authored by former journalist Anuj Dhar released
  • The book provides three prominent theories of Bose’s death zeroing in on what has come to be known as the Faizabad angle of the Bose mystery.
23.Rebooting India authored by Nandan Nilekani & Viral Shah released
  • The book suggests that India, one of the world’s youngest countries, may fail to become a global powerhouse, if it fails to resolve the contradictions and bridge gaps that distort our society.
24.Interlinking of Indian Rivers authored by Radha Kant Bharati released
  • The book based on a comprehensive research explains the social, economic and commercial significance of inter-linking of rivers in the country.
25.Dreaming Big: My Journey to Connect India by Sam Pitroda
  • It is an autobiography of Sam Pitroda who is considered as the father of Indian telecom revolution.
26.Smita Patil: A Brief Incandescence by Maithili Rao launched
  • The book launched on Smita Patil’s 60th birth anniversary acquaints the readers with a remarkable journey of the short-lived actress and offers a sharp analysis of some best movies of the New Indian Cinema.
27.The Courage to Act - A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath by Ben S. Bernanke released
  • The book recounts and explains the worst financial crisis and economic slump in America since the Great Depression, providing an insider’s account of the policy response.
28.The Clintons' War on Women authored by Roger Stone and Robert Morrow
  • The authors through the book claim that Hillary Clinton has a long history of being domestically violent with Bill Clinton.

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