List of Books and Authors 2020 | Books Launched in 2020


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Books and their Authors 2020

The following table consists of Famous Books and Authors that were in news in the year 2020.

Books

Authors

Nothing to lose

Sheela Birnstiel

Long Bright River

Liz Moore

A Long Petal of the Sea

Isabel Allende

Timeless Tales From Marwar

Vijaydan Detha, Vishes Kothari

Shuggie Bain

Douglas Stuart

Sarojini’s Mother

Kunal Basu

Bhopalnama: Writing A City

Vertul Singh

Superhuman River: Stories Of The Ganga

Bidisha Banerjee

The RSS: And The Making Of The Deep Nation

Dinesh Narayanan

Fearless Freedom

Kavita Krishnan

We Are The Champions

Rashmi Bansal & Devendra Tak

Backstage: The Story Behind India’s High Growth Years

Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Beyond Doubt – A Dossier On Gandhi`s Assassination

Teesta Setalvad

Pilgrim Nation: The Making Of Bharatvarsh

Devdutt Pattanaik

The Henna Artist

Alka Joshi

India Unlimited: Reclaiming The Lost Glory

Arvind Panagariya

Fintech Future: The Digital DNA Of Finance

Sanjay Phadke

Two Plays

Chandrashekhar Kambar

Modi Mandate 2019: Dispatches from Ground Zero

Pradeep Bhandari

Akbar: The Great Mughal

Ira Mukhoty

RAYA: Krishnadevaraya Of Vijayanagara

Srinivas Reddy

Invertonomics: Eight Ideas To Transform India

Goonmeet Singh Chauhan

The Machine Is Learning

Tanuj Solanki

Collected Plays: Volumes One & Two

Manjula Padmanabhan

The Trouble With Hating You

Sajni Patel

Big Summer

Jennifer Weiner

The Hilarious World of Depression”

John Moe

The Paris Hours

Alex George

Karmayoddha Granth

Released by Amit shah

Overdraft: Saving the Indian Saver

Urjit Patel

The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World

S Jaishankar

A Song of India

Ruskin Bond

Quest for Restoring Financial Stability in India

Viral Acharya

The Endgame

S Hussain Zaidi

Mahaveer: The Soldier who never died

A K Srikumar

Future of Higher Education in India- Nine Mega Trends

V Pattabhi Ram

Vishesh: Code to Win

Nirupama Yadav

Corona Kavithakal

P S Sreedharan Pillai

Connecting, Communicating, Changing

Publications Divisions of MeiTy

A bend in time: Writings by Children on the Covid-19 pandemic

Bijal Vachharajani

National Security Challenges: Young Scholars’ Perspective

Published by Centre for Land Warfare Studies

Beyond Survival: Emerging Dimensions of Indian Economy

The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years

The Turbulent Years: 1980–1996

Pranab Mukherjee

Jinnah: India, partition, independence

In service of emergent India: a call to honor 

Defending India

Jaswant Singh

The Square and the Circle of Indian Arts

Bharata: The Natya Sastra

Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan

Breaking Through: A Memoir

Productivity and Growth in Indian Manufacturing

Industrial Growth in India: Stagnation since the Mid-Sixties

Isher Judge Ahluwalia

The Curse Of Gandhari

Aditi Banerjee

The Penguin Book Of Italian Short Stories

Jhumpa Lahiri

Akshar Yatra and Samvad Upanishad

Gulab Kothari

Breaking the Cocoon @ 40

Radha Nair

The End of an Era: India Exits Tibet

Claude Arpi

Voice of Dissent

Romila Thapar

Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction

Arundhati Roy

Discovering the Heritage of Assam

Padampani Bora (Foreword by Amitabh Bachchan)

C is for Cat and D is for Depression

Kairavi Bharat (Illustrations by Priya Kuriyan)

Ramayana in Rhyme and Krishna in Rhyme

Ananya Mittal and Kairavi Bharat

Night of the Restless Spirits

Sarbpreet Singh

Justice Thou Shalt Pursue: A Life’s Work Fighting for a More Perfect Union

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Bye Bye corona

Dr. Pradeep Srivastava

Bapu: The Unforgettable

Launched by Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

The Battle of Belonging: On Nationalism, Patriotism, And What it means to be Indian

Shashi Tharoor

Mr. Prime Minister, We Shrank the Dragon

Pradeep Goorha

Portraits of Power: Half a century of Being at Ringside (Autobiography)

N K Singh

The Fixer: Winning Has a Price. How Much Will You Pay?

Suman Dubey

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Evolution of Indian Constitution

FAQ question

1. Who was British Prime Minister at the passing of Regulating Act of 1773?

Lord North was the British PM when the Regulating Act of 1773 was passed.

2. Which act designated Governor of Bengal as Governor-General of Bengal?

Regulating Act of 1773 designated Governor of Bengal as the Governor-General of Bengal.

3. Who became the first Governor-General of Bengal?

Warren Hastings was the first Governor-General of Bengal.

4. How many members were there in the Executive Council formed by the Regulating Act of 1773?

There were four members in the Executive Council formed under the Regulating Act of 1773.

5. Which Act formed the Board of Control to manage all political functions of the Company?

Pitts India Act of 1784 formed the Board of Control to manage all political function of the Company.

6. Which act introduced a system of double government?

Pitts India Act of 1784 introduced a system of double government.

7. Which Act ended East India Company’s trade monopoly in India?

Charter Act of 1813 ended the East India company’s trade monopoly in India.

8. Which Act changed Governor-General of Bengal into Governor-General of India?

Charter Act of 1833 changed Governor-General of Bengal into Governor-General of India.

9. Who became the first Governor-General of India?

Lord William Bentick became the first Governor-General of India.

10. Which charter act brought representation of local (provincial) governments in the Indian (Central) Legislative Council?

The representation of local (provincial) governments in Indian (Central) Legislative Council was for the first time brought by Charter Act of 1853.

11. Which Act brought open competition for the selection of civil servants and opened civil services for Indians?

Charter Act of 1853 broouhgt open competition for the selection of civil servants and opened civil services for Indians.

12. Which Act renamed the Governor-General of India as Viceroy of India?

Government of India Act 1858 renamed the Governor-General of India as Viceroy of India.

13. Who was the first Viceroy of India?

Lord Canning was the first Viceroy of India.

14. Which act allowed Legislative Councils to discuss budget?

Indian Councils Act 1892 allowed Legislative Councils to discuss budget.

15. Who became famous as the Father of Communal Electorate?

Lord Minto is known as the Father of Communal Electorate.

16. Who was Secretary of State at the time of Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms?

Montagu was Secretary of State at the time of Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms.

17. Which Act introduced dyarchy at the provincial level?

Government of India Act 1919 introduced dyarchy at the provincial level.

18. Which Act ended dyarchy in provinces and provided for diarchy at the centre?

Government of India Act 1935 ended dyarchy in provinces and provided for diarchy at the centre.

19. Which act divided powers between centre and units into three different lists?

Government of India Act 1935 divided powers between centre and units into three different lists.

20. Which Act ended the office of Viceroy and office of the Secretary of state for India?

Indian Independence Act, 1947, ended the office of Viceroy and office of the Secretary of state for India.
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