India’s capital catches fancy of book lovers

February 19th, 2009 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS  

Barack ObamaNew Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) “Delhi: Adventures in A Megacity” by Sam Miller is the new book on top of the non-fiction bestseller list this week, while Aravind Adiga’s “The White Tiger” moves back to the top of the fiction list.
The top 10 in the non-fiction and fiction lists are:

Non-fiction

1. “Delhi: Adventures in A Megacity”

Author: Sam Miller

Publisher: Penguin Viking

Price: Rs.499.00

2. “China: A Search For Its Soul: Leaves from a Beijing Diary”

Author: Poonam Suri

Publisher: Konark

Price: Rs.800.00

3. “The Audacity of Hope”

Author: Barack Obama

Publisher: Canongate

Price: Rs.250.00

4. “Curfewed Night”

Author: Basharat Peer

Publisher: Random House

Price: Rs.395.00

5. “A time of Transition : Rajiv Gandhi to The 21st Century”

Author: Mani Shankar Aiyar

Publisher: Penguin Viking

Price: Rs.599.00

6. “The Nuclear Express : A Political History of the Bomb and Its Proliferation”

Author: Thomas C. Reed and Danny B. Stillman

Publisher: Zenith Press

Price: $35.00 (Rs.1,749.00)

7. “Tehelka As Metaphor: Prism Me a Lie, Tell Me a Truth”

Author: Madhu Trehan

Publisher: Lotus Roli

Price: Rs.595.00

8. “Tried By War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander In Chief”

Author: James M. McPherson

Publisher: The Penguin Press

Price: $30.00 (Rs.1,499.35)

9. “The Man From Pakistan : The True Story of the Worlds’s Most Dangerous Nucl…”

Author: Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins

Publisher: New York Twelve Boston

Price: Rs.595.00

10. “Imagining India: Ideas for the New Century”

Author: Nandan Nilekani

Publisher: Penguin Allen Lane

Price: Rs.699.00

Fiction

1. “The White Tiger”

Author: Aravind Adiga

Publisher: Harper Collins

Price: Rs.395.00

2. “The Story of My Assassins”

Author: Tarun J Tejpal

Publisher: Harper Collins

Price: Rs.495.00

3. “In Other Rooms, Other Wonders”

Author: Daniyal Mueenuddin

Publisher: Random House

Price: Rs.395.00

4. “Damage”

Author: Amrita Kumar

Publisher: Harper Collins

Price: Rs.295.00

5. “The Associate”

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Arrow Books

Price: Rs.211.20

6. “Slumdog Millionaire”

Author: Vikas Swarup

Publisher: Black Swan

Price: Rs.246.00

7. “Family Values”

Author: Abha Dawesar

Publisher: Penguin Books

Price: Rs.325.00

8. “Life is Perfect”

Author: Himani Dalmia

Publisher: Rupa

Price: Rs.195.00

9. “Sea of Poppies”

Author: Amitav Ghosh

Publisher: Penguin Viking

Price: Rs.599.00

10. “The Lost Flamingoes Of Bombay”

Author: Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

Publisher: Penguin Viking

Price: Rs.499.00

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

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