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
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“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
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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.


Suketu Mehta Books that you must read

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Suketu Mehta, New York City-based author, was born in 1963 in Kolkata and grew up in Mumbai till 14 years and moved New York City. In his career, Suketu won several awards and was the finalist of “PULITZER PRIZE” for his book the MAXIMUM CITY. Through this post, we will know about his work, which mesmerizes the world with the help of writing ability-

1. MAXIMUM CITY: Bombay Lost And Found

GENRE – CREATIVE NON-FICTION
PAGES – 501
STORY –

Maximum City – Bombay lost and found is a creative Non-fiction book written by Sekutu published in 2004. This book shortlisted for sundry awards and won the Vodafone cross road award in 2005. This book about the MUMBAI “The City of Dreams”. Through this book, he shows many aspects of Mumbai and gives insider’s view of this metropolis.


Best books of Malcolm Gladwell

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Malcolm Gladwell is a well-known author and Canadian journalist born on 3 September 1963 Hampshire, ENGLAND. Along with speaker also he has been working as a staff writer for the “NEW YORKER” since 1996. His five books have appeared on “THE NEW YOUR TIMES” bestsellers list. Let us talk about books of “GLADWELL”-

1. THE TIPPING POINT (How little things can make a big difference)

GENRE – NON-FICTION
PAGES – 305
STORY –

This is the debut book of Malcolm Gladwell published in 2000. On the “Tipping Point” firstly Gladwell published an article in 1996 and later he explicated it in the book with several examples. In this book, he describes that moment when social trends, idea overpass the threshold and reach to the people like a wildfire with the brilliant examples of “HUSH PUPPIES” shoes and crime rate of New York City after 1990.


2. BLINK (The power of thinking without thinking)

GENRE – NON-FICTION
PAGES – 321
STORY –

The power of thinking without thinking is the second NON-FICTION of Gladwell published in 2005. Gladwell in this book decipher that how our snap judgment a number of time more efficient than a carefully weighted decision. He explains how on some occasions having too much information can make our decision wrong and to prove his thesis he gives numerous illustration of Science and Medicine, Gambling, Tennis, Military War Games, Popular Games and movies etc.


3. OUTLIERS

GENRE – NON-FICTION
PAGES – 305
STORY –

This is another wonderful book of Gladwell, which got success in row published in 2008. Where THE TIPPING POINT talks about the moment and individuals ability to change the world. This book explains the factors, societal and cultural, that give a chance to get a huge success and give examples of BILL GATES, CANADIAN ICE HOCKEY PLAYERS, THE BEATLES etc to convey his saying.


Famous 3 Book By R.K.Narayan you must read

ABOUT AUTHOR
 

“RASIPURAM KRISHNASWAMI IYER NARAYANSWAMI” in short R. K. Narayan was born in 1906 at Madras. He was one of the finest authors of his time along with Mulk Raj Anand of Fiction, Mythology, and Non-Fiction. For his writing, he won several awards including PADMA VIBHUSHAN, Sahitya Academy award and Benson Medal etc. Let us discourse about Narayan those books, which made India and Indian writer’s apple of foreign eyes-

1. MALGUDI DAYS

GENRE – SHORT STORY COLLECTION
PAGES – 151
STORY –

Malgudi days is one of the best books among the collection of R. K. Narayan books published in 1943, cluster of 32 small stories which account all kind person life of fictional Malgudi town from the beggars to Entrepreneurs. Some stories of this book adapted for both television series and cinema. Malgudi days applauded in the whole world and in 2014, 108th birthday of R. K. Narayan google made a doodle showing Nayayan behind a copy Malgudi Days.


2. THE GUIDE

GENRE – PHILOSPHICAL FICTION
PAGES – 221
STORY –

This novel of R. K. Narayan (published in 1958) got tremendous success, brought him “SAHITYA ACADEMY AWARDS” in 1960, and adapted for the film which name is “GUIDE” released in 1965. This novel centered around the “RAJU”, Protagonist of Novel, who transfigured unexpectedly himself as a spiritual guide and later a one of the among “holy-man” of India from the most corrupt TOUR GUIDE. In this way the novel narrates, it makes R. K. Narayan a great writer and when we complete this book it spellbind us by its beauty.


3. SWAMI AND FRIENDS

GENRE – NOVEL
PAGES – 460
STORY –

Swami and Friends is one of the books of R. K. Narayan famous trilogy including The English teacher and the bachelor of art. This book is about the “Swami”, a ten-year-old boy, inhabit in Malgudi a fictional town with his family. But some circumstances compel his to leave his village and embark an adventures journey. This book of R. K. reminds us our childhood. This is the must-read book for the book lover.


Mulk Raj Anand Books

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mulk Raj Anand, born in Peshawar, was one of the first writers among those Indian writers who were used to write in English and fascinate the reader across the world. Reckon as Pioneer of Anglo-Indian fiction “RAJ ANAND” memorized for delineation of poorer classes individuals in India. He was honored with the “Padma Bhushan”. From the numerous books of Anand, let’s discuss some books which you can read –

1. UNTOUCHABLE

GENRE – NOVEL
PAGES – 160
STORY –

As the name suggests, this book story revolves around the caste system or lower class people who are “untouchable” in tradition HINDU society. In this “Mulk Raj” depicts one day life of “BAKHA” who is sweeper and latrine cleaner who belongs to the outcast and untouchable for the elite class. Through the Bakha “Mulk Raj” depicts the wretchedness of lower class in India in detail and convey the people precisely that “untouchability” is a system to oppress the people.


2. ACROSS THE BLACK WATERS

GENRE – NOVEL/FICTION
PAGES – 265
STORY –

“ACROSS THE BLACK WATERS” of Mulk Raj is the best book after the “untouchable” which is admired across the world. The protagonist of this fiction is (Lal Singh) LALU, a sepoy in Indian Army, who fights the world war-l against the Germans in France on behalf of Britain. He was an innocent peasant, belongs to a poor family, who had to expel from his land. But interesting fact here is that he even do not know why is he fighting? Why is this world war happening? The book is written by Mulk Raj in wartime and published in 1939 so the main theme of fiction is “WAR” which enchant the reader with ANAND writing skill throughout the book.


3. COOLIE (1936)

GENRE – NOVEL
STORY –

This is the another finest Novel of Mulk Raj Anand which makes him the preeminent writer of his time. This novel was published in 1936 and centered around the boy “MUNOO”, who is 14 years old, and his predicament. Due to his plight, he compels to leave his village and go to the city (Bombay) to the survive where he works as a servant, factory worker and rikshaw driver. Mulk Raj also depicts the role of the britishers and the caste system for the grim fate of individuals that make sit up and take notice to readers.


3 Most Famous books of Khushwant Singh

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Khushwant Singh was an Indian novelist, journalist, and politician. He started his career as a professional lawyer and turned to Indian Foreign Service. He was awarded a Padma Bhushan for his Brilliant service to the Indian society and culture. Let us discuss some of his famous books:

1. Train to Pakistan

This novel talks of Mano Majra, a little village with a Muslim and Sikh population that suddenly becomes a part of the border between India and Pakistan. It is an ideal novel for those who want to learn about India’s past and to know more behind the partition than the socio-political scenario. The author makes his point with this book that there is no categorical distinction between a person as good or bad. It is a love story that transcends all religion and odds.


2. The Company of Women

The book talks about a millionaire businessman, Mohan Kumar who is separated from his wife and how it defines his life thereafter. So, Kumar’s journey begins a string of affairs. In this book, Khushwant Singh writes about passion, love, and sex.


3. The Sunset Club

This book takes you through the life of three elderly men, who belong to three different religion. They have been friends for more than forty years and are a part of sunset club. Every Evening, during sunset this three men sit in Lodhi Garden and include in the conversation of controversial topics which range from religion, politics, sex, and scandals. The author delicately portrays the life and problems of old age.


Famous 3 Kamla Bhasin Books

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kamla Bhasin (born in April 1946) is a well-known Indian Feminist Activist, Author and Poet. She grew up in the village of Rajasthan, which helps her to understand problems related to women in village. Bhasin spend over 35 year’s focuses on issues related to education, human development, gender and media. But through this article we will talk about her writing skill, which guide the world towards the human development-

1. UNDERSTANDING GENDER

PAGES – 191
STORY –

This book is for those who are interested in gender training and want to know about the issues related to women. This book also discuss some rigid questions as the relationship b/w “woman and gender” and difference b/w “development and women”, “patriarchy and gender” and “development and gender”.


2. MALU BHALU

GENRE – FICTION
STORY –

This is the magnificent book of “KAMLA BHASIN” for the children. This book narrate the story of polar bear, who is female; whose name is “MALU”. Malu is immature and does not know anything but her parents teach her what she can do, how can do and as the story goes forward the adventures of Malu entertain us and gives many lessons.


3. EXPLORING MASCULINITY

PAGES-70
STORY –

This book of “KAMLA BHASIN” is in form of questions and answer which tells us about the masculinity and its effects on individuals. Bhasin did not write in details but still it covers a lot about masculinity, which leaves the impact on the mind of the reader about masculinity.