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Books and their Authors 2021

The following table consists of Famous Books and Authors that were in news in the year 2021.

List of Famous Books and Authors 2021



My Years with Rajiv: Triumph and Tragedy

Wajahat Habibullah

Manohar Parrikar- Off the Record

Waman Subha Prabhu

By Many A Happy Accident: Recollections of a Life

M Hamid Ansari


Jhumpa Lahiri

Fractured Freedom: A Prison Memoir

Kobad Ghandy

Maverick Messiah - A Political Biography of N.T. Rama Rao

Ramesh Kandula

Rashtra Pratham - 82 varshon ki Swarnim Gatha

Released By Amit Shah

The Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Good News

Meghna Pant

Memoir “Unfinished”

Priyanka Chopra

Turn Around India: 2020- Surmounting Past Legacy

R P Gupta

By Many a Happy Accident: Recollections of a Life

Hamid Ansari

The Little Book of Encouragement

Dalai Lama

Race With Me

Andre De Grasse

My Experiments with Silence

Samir Soni

Advantage India: The Story of Indian Tennis

Anindya Dutta

‘Beautiful Things’ A Memoir

Hunter Biden

First Person Singular: Stories

Haruki Murakami

Updated edition of “Exam Warrior”

Narendra Modi

Eka Eka Ekashi

Mani Shankar Mukhopadhyay

The Living Mountain: A Fable for Our Times

Amitav Ghosh

Believe: What Life and Cricket Taught Me

Suresh Raina

Akhtari: The Life and Music of Begum Akhtar

Edited by Yatindra Mishra

Odisha Itihaas

Dr.Harekrushna Mahtab (original version)

Shankarlal Purohit (Hindi version)

Manohar Parrikar: Brilliant Mind, Simple life

Nitin A Gokhale

Savarkar: A contested Legacy (1924-1966)

Vikram Sampath

Sach Kahun Toh

Neena Gupta

Nehru, Tibet and China

Avtar Singh Bhasin

India and Asian geopolitics: The Past, Present

Shivshankar Menon

Sikkim: A History of Intrigue and Alliance

Preet Mohan Singh Malik

Life in the Clock Tower Valley

Shakoor Rather

The Bench

Meghan Markle

Stargazing: The Players in My Life

Ravi Shastri

Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020

Salman Rushdie

Home in the World

Amartya Sen

'The Nutmeg's Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis

Amitav Ghosh

The 7 Sins of Being A Mother

Tahira Kashyap Khurrana

My Joys and Sorrows – as a Mother of a Special Child

Krishna Saksena

Anomalies in Law and Justice

R V Raveendran

Fiercely Female: The Dutee Chand Story

Sundeep Mishra


Madhav Bhandari

Sutranivednachi sutra- ek anubav

Roopa Chari

Nathuram Godse: The True Story of Gandhi's Assassin

Dhaval Kulkarni

Kareena Kapoor Khan's Pregnancy Bible

Kareena Kapoor Khan

The Struggle Within: A Memoir of the Emergency by Ashok Chakravarti

Ashok Chakravarti

India Versus China: Why They Are Not Friends

Kanti Bajpai

The India Story

Bimal Jalan

The Stranger In The Mirror

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Bank with a Soul: Equitas

D. Subbarao

Balakot Air Strike: How India Avenged Pulwama

Manan Bhatt

How the Earth Got Its Beauty

Sudha Murty

The Dream of Revolution: A Biography of Jayaprakash Narayan

Bimal Prasad and Sujata Prasad.


Mission Domination: An Unfinished Quest

Boria Majumdar and Kushan Sarkar

Address Book: A Publishing Memoir in the time of COVID

Ritu Menon

Accelerating India: 7 years of Modi Government

K J Alphons

Human Rights and Terrorism in India

Subramanian Swamy

Translating Myself and Others

Jhumpa Lahiri

Shining Sikh Youth of India

Dr. Prabhleen Singh

400 Days

Chetan Bhagat

The Battle of Rezang La

Kulpreet Yadav

Veer Savarkar: The Man Who Could Have Prevented Partition

Uday Mahurkar

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: Reason, Religion, And Nation

Shafey Kidwai

Actually ... I Met Them


Writing for My Life: The Very Best of Ruskin

Ruskin Bond

Kamala Harris: Phenomenal Woman

Chidanand Rajghatta

Gita Govinda: Jaydeva’s Divine Odyssey

Dr. Utpal K. Banerjee

John Lang: Wanderer of Hindoostan, Slanderer of Hindoostanee, Lawyer for the Ranee

Amit Ranjan

An Economist at Home and Abroad: A Personal Journey

Shankar Acharya

Not Just Cricket: A Reporter’s Journey through Modern India

Pradeep Magazine

Sunrise Over Ayodhya

Salman Khurshid

Force in Statecraft

Released by Ajay Kumar

Delhi: A Soliloquy

M Mukundan

The Disruptor: How Vishwanath Pratap Singh Shook India

Debashish Mukerji



Resolved: Uniting Nations in a Divided World

Ban Ki-moon

Contested Lands: India, China, and the Boundary Dispute

Maroof Raza

Conversations: India’s Leading Art Historian Engages with 101 themes, and More

Brijinder Nath Goswamy

Cooking to Save your Life

Abhijit Banerjee

India vs UK: The Story of an Unprecedented Diplomatic Win

Syed Akbaruddin

The Disruptor: How Vishwanath Pratap Singh Shook India

Debashish Mukerji

Democracy, Politics and Governance

Dr. A. Surya Prakash

Public Service Ethics

Prabhat Kumar

At Home In The Universe

Bala Krishna Madhur

Raj Kapoor: The Master At Work

Rahul Rawail

Bachelor Dad

Tussar Kapoor


Books and their Authors 2020

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

List of Famous Books and Authors 2020



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



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