Adiga, Nilekani begin New Year atop bestseller charts

January 1st, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) The roar of the tiger is once again heard this week as Aravind Adiga retains the top spot on the bestseller list in the fiction category with his Booker Prize winning novel as does Nandan Nilekani in the non-fiction category with “Imagining India…”.The top 10 in the non-fiction and fiction lists are:

Non fiction

1. “Imagining India: Ideas for the new century”
Author: Nandan Nilekani
Publisher: Penguin Allen Lane
Price: Rs.699.00

2. “Outliers: The Story of Success”
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Allen Lane
Price: Rs.399.00

3. “Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why the World Needs a Green Revolution - and How…”
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Allen Lane
Price: Rs.595.00

4. “Songs of The Gurus: From Nanak to Gobind Singh”
Author: Khushwant Singh
Publisher: Penguin Viking
Price: Rs.399.00

5. “Empires Of Indus”
Author: Alice Albinia
Publisher: John Murray
Price: Rs.550.00

6. “The Duel Pakistan on The Flight Path of American Power”
Author: Tariq Ali
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Price: $13.75 (Rs.670)

7. “Rivals: How The Power Struggle Between China, India and Japan will Shape our…”
Author: Bill Emmott
Publisher: Allen Lane
Price: Rs.795.00

8. “No Minister: Memoirs of a Civil Servant”
Author: Mahesh Prasad
Publisher: Macmillan
Price: Rs.295.00

9. “Kashmir 1947 - 1965: A Story Retold”
Author: Manoj Joshi
Publisher: India Research Press
Price: Rs.595.00

10. “The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006 - 2008″
Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Price: $ 22.50 (Rs.1090)


1. “The White Tiger”
Author: Aravind Adiga
Publisher: Harper Collins
Price: Rs.395.00

2. “Unaccustomed Earth”
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher: Random House
Price: Rs.450.00

3. “Sea of Poppies”
Author: Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: Penguin Viking
Price: Rs.599.00

4. “The Diary of a Social Butterfly”
Author: Moni Mohsin
Publisher: Random House
Price: Rs.195.00

5. “Nine by Nine”
Author: Daman Singh
Publisher: Harper Collins
Price: Rs.250.00

6. “The Private Patient : An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery”
Author: P.D. James
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Price: Rs.695.00

7. “Scarpetta”
Author: Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Little Brown
Price: Rs.595.00

8. “Cross Country”
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Century
Price: £5.99 (Rs.420)

9. “Extreme Measures”
Author: Vince Flynn
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Price: $12.50 (Rs.610)

10. “The Wasted Vigil”
Author: Nadeem Aslam
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Price: Rs.599.00

(Source: Bahri Sons, New Delhi, All the books listed above are available online)

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