Salman Rushdie Famous Books

Salman Rushdie
About The Author

Rushdie is an indian born British writer .He was introduced to the world by his book ‘midnight children ‘ which is canvassed with ‘magic realism’ . He has unique art of story telling which cannot preclude but make us fall in love with the writing skills of Rushdie. He has received enormous awards for literature. His books are translated into forty different languages and even adopted into movies.

1. Midnight Children
midnight-children

The story of this novel received great accolades when it came out in public eye .This is the one of the most successful novels of 20th century as well as awarded the Booker Prize in 1981. It portrays the images of first thirty one years of independence . Saleem Sinai , protagonist , one of the 1001 children who born at the midnight hour of independence with incredible abilities .
This novel also depicts how life of Saleem goes hand in hand with the history of India after independence .Rushdie’s proficiency over story telling and his unique style of ‘magic realism’, listed the novel as one of the Great Books of the 20th Century by Penguin Books. Narrative style of the novel is allegorical.


2. The Satanic Verses
The satanic verses

It is one of the most controversial novel that ever written by this renowned writer. After this novel a fatwa was issued against Salman Rushdie owing to which he had to live a solitary life for years under British protection . A line from this book that depicts about entire controversy “From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.This book is not easy to fathom. It divides into nine parts and conundrum with so many sub-plots, it stretches the story of two actors from India Gibreel Farishta and Saladin Chamcha after their plane crashes . This book won the Whitbread Award for novel of the year.


3. Haroun and the Sea
Haroun and the sea

Salman rushdie’s remarkable book which is a perfect bedtime story for children. This novel unfolds in 12 chapters0 .I literally marvel at the skills of Salman Rushdie that how beautifully he wrote children’s book after an extreme controversial novel .this playful and light hearted novel he wrote for his son adds icing on his art of story telling .it is bit complex and lengthy ,covered with fantastic tales.


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Book of Meena Kandasamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 

Meena Kandasamy is an Indian poet and activist born in Chennai. She is vocal about contemporary political issues relating to caste, corruption, and violence. She has a regular social presence on her Facebook and Twitter. She works closely with issues of caste and gender and how the society puts people into stereotypical roles on the basis of these categories. Let us discuss some of books written by Meena Kandasamy:

1. When I Hit You or a Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife

This book talks about the woman how she fell in love with a professor and married him. But after they get married, things unravel slowly. He undermines her in every way, takes away her freedom slowly and emotionally blackmailing him. By not telling the protagonist a name, it becomes a universal story of women living anywhere in the world.


Manju Kapur Books | Here are some of books by author Manju Kapur

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

“MANJU KAPUR” is notable Author of India born in Amritsar. She completes her M.A. from the “Dalhousie University” Canada 1972 and later M. Phil from Delhi University. She won the “Commonwealth writers’prize” for her first novel “DIFFICULT DAUGHTERS” in 1999 and “The Immigrant” novel shortlisted for “DSC PRIZE FOR SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE” in 2011. Now we will see some of important books of Manju Kapur-

1. DIFFICULT DAUGHTERS

GENRE – FICTION
PAGES – 280
STORY –

Manju Kapur in this book tells the story at the time of partition. The central character of this novel is “Virmati”, a woman who born in high moral or intellectual value household and tangled among the family duties. But she has own dreams and also in love with the professor who is already married that makes her family against her. Later she gets married to him but as the movies, this story does not end with a happy ending. it is ahead of this where Virmati faces lots of challenges that make this book outstanding.


2. THE IMMIGRANT

GENRE – HISTORICAL FICTION
PAGES – 330
STORY –

This is the story of NINA “A 30-year-old woman” teaches in college, India and “Ananda”, A Dentist, lives in Halifax, Canada, has settled there wants to get marry then his sister advise his to do arrange a marriage with the “Nina”. This proposal is unexpected for Nina but still, she gets marry with him and start her new life with him in Canada. On the contrary, solving the problems of the couple these increases especially of Nina who finds the truth about her husband (sexually and emotionally) and except this, there are more complexities in her life that she never expected. This novel of Manju Kapur is the conscientious exploration of marriage which surprised the Reader.


Kamla Das Books List

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 

Kamla Das is one of the outstanding poets of India. She was born on March 31, 1934 in Malabar in Kerala. Influenced by her uncle, she began writing poetry at an early age. Let us discuss some of books of Kamla Das:

1. My Story:

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This book is a beautiful story of women’s understanding with respect to the relationships, how she manages magnificently. In this book, she drew admirers especially when it came to the way in which she chose to live her life and sheer courage of conviction. Her writing style will inspire readers to infuse life into them.


2. Selected Poems

In this book, Kamla Das explores of love and betrayal. A rigorous selection from her oeuvre-six published volumes. It sheds much light upon the author, her conditions and the major themes of the poems. This book will make you a poetry lover, if you are not till yet.


Anurag Mathur Famous Books

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

“ANURAG MATHUR” is Indian Author and journalist who was born in New Delhi. He did his education from Scindia School, Gwalior, completed his bachelor’s degree from St. Stephen College, Delhi and master’s degree from the “University Of Tulsa”. He has written many books and well known for his “The Inscrutable Americans” novel. Let us check some important books of Anurag Mathur-

1. THE INSCRUTABLE AMERICANS

GENRE – FICTION / NOVEL
PAGES – 249
STORY –

This is a comical book of Anurag Mathur. Characters of this book entertain us especially “Gopal” protagonist of this novel. Gopal goes to America to the study of chemical engineering but as soon as he arrived there, he starts to bewilder. He also doesn’t know English that creates an embarrassing situation for him but somehow he managed that. Except these all are, he also sees dark side of America that he never expected. He spends one year in America and he comes back to the country where he meets with a girl in an aeroplane and tells her to all adventures of his life. This is a hilarious must-read book.


2. THE DEPARTMENT OF DENIALS

GENRE – NOVEL
PAGES – 184
STORY-

The Department Of Denials is another wonderful book of Anurag Mathur, which will not let you down. This is the story of “Baber” a young man who struggles in the world to make his own career and identity. He wants to be a Journalist but the story turns when Minister “Balak Kumar” faced lots of allegation from the opposition and decisively centralize all denials under “The Department Of Denials”.


3. MAKING THE MINISTER SMILE

GENRE – FICTION
PAGES – 220
STORY –

This is an Amazing book by Anurag Mathur which make us laugh and loud. This book tells the story of “Chris Stark a former football player of America” and his family who enter into business with the collaboration of Indian company but later they face a lot of problems like – Labor trouble, political intervention, love affairs and except this many more and in last they able to present solution of these problems which makes Minister smile.


Top 3 Napoleon Hill Books

ABOUT AUTHOR

NAPOLEON HILL was an acclaimed self-help American author born in the 19th century in Virginia. Hill’s “Think And Grow Rich” book got astounding success and include in all-time best selling list of the 20th century and brought name and fame for the “Napoleon”. This post will help you to know about the “NAPOLEON” books-

1. THINK AND GROW RICH

GENRE – NON-FICTION, SELF-HELP
PAGES – 251
STORY –

This is the biggest seller book of “Napoleon” and sold around 100 million copies across the world. In this book, “Napoleon” philosophy urge that what you Imagine and think you can do that and bring to a successful end to your efforts. Hill writes 13 steps also in this book which you can follow and reach the great heights. This is the best self-help book for those who want to do his business and want to become an entrepreneur.


2. SUCCESS THROUGH A POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE

GENRE – SELF-HELP BOOK
PAGES – 275
STORY –

This book ( published in 1959) is written by “NAPOLEON HILL” along with “W CLEMENT STONE”, CEO of combined insurance, which builds upon the concept of “POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE” book written by Napoleon Hill in 1937. Both the great personality in this extraordinary book explains about the “RIGHT ATTITUDE” or “OPTIMISTIC DISPOSITION” in every circumstance in one’s life bring about an intended result despite adverse situations. This is the mind-blowing book of these two writers who come together to wrote this and taught to the world everything depends on our thinking.


3. THE LAW OF SUCCESS

GENRE – NON-FICTION
PAGES – 500+
STORY –

“THE LAW OF SUCCESS” is the collection of 16 original principles published in 1928. Andrew Carnegie” select Napoleon hill to understand the behavior and attitude of a successful person to teach the coming generation. This book is very helpful for the individuals who want to do something in their life.


Maya Angelou Books Must Read

ABOUT AUTHOR

MAYA ANGELOU is first African-American Lady who makes history by her first Non-Fiction Bestseller memoir “I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS”. Angelou was born on 4 April 1928 and known as American Author Civil Rights Activists, Poet, Actress, Screen-Writer, journalist, Dancer, Singer. Mayo has a widespread reputation for her seven autobiographies series and won numerous awards and 50 above honorary degrees in her career. Now know about her work as an Author-

1. I KNOW THE WHY CAGED BIRD SINGS

GENRE – AUTOBIOGRAPHY
PAGES – 245
STORY –

“I Know The Why Caged Bird Sings” is the first volume of seven autobiographies series of Maya. This book starts when Maya and her brother sent to her grandmother’s house by her mother at the age of 3. In this book Maya eloquently explains how she gets rid of fetters from “Racism” and prejudice and this book ends when Maya give a birth a child become the mother at the age of 16. This is very powerful, poignant and poetic book of Maya which touch the hearts of Readers.


2. MOM AND ME & MOM

GENRE – AUTOBIOGRAPHY
PAGES – 225
STORY –

In MOM & ME & MOM Maya disclose the relationship with her mother, “VIVIAN BAXTER”. In this last book of Autobiographies series Maya explain why her mother sent her to the grandmother home Stamps, Arkansas and later reunion with her mother after a decade which raised Mayo from the bottomless depths to the unmeasurable heights.


3. ON THE PULSE OF MORNING

GENRE – POEM
PAGES – 32
STORY –

This is Maya’s Autobiographical poem in which she talks that individuals can be achieve anything that they want nevertheless odd situation. She read this poem on 20 January 1993 at the first inauguration of President “Bill Clinton” and become the second person to read the poem at the presidential inauguration. For this poem, she also won the “GRAMMY AWARD” in the “best-spoken word” category in 1994.


Famous books of Sunetra Gupta

ABOUT AUTHOR

Sunetra Gupta is an acclaimed novelist and scientist. In 2009, she was the winner of the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award for her Scientific Achievements. So Good in Black which was longlisted for the DSC prize for South Asian Literature. Here we will discuss some of her books:

1.Memories of Rain: A Novel

This novel is about a lady Moni who is ready for experiences beyond the cloistered life and falls for sophisticated British student. This book tells you thick slices of experience slathered with the truths of human feelings.


2. A Sin of Color

This book tells you the story of three generations and of a house of Calcutta called Mandalay and is about the choices made by its two protagonists, Debendranath Roy and his niece Niharika during two different time, when both are in their late youth. Both are victims of unrequited love, this colors their lives profoundly, eventually leading them to their sins.


3. So Good in Black

This book tells you about the American travel writer Max Gate who is coming back to India after 15 years to attend the funeral of a prominent advocacy journalist. The primary focus of the novel is on the all-consuming and compelling past as narrator Max Gate tries to understand what happened to him in Calcutta. “So Good in Black” is a complex back-story of interrelationship and is told in snippets of conversations and alternately clear and ambiguous fragments of memory.