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Important Books and Authors 2017 PDF for Competitive Exams

Important Books and Authors 2017 PDF for competitive exams

Knowing books and authors is important to prepare for competitive exams. 0ne or two questions will be asked about books and authors. So Let’s have an idea on popular books and authors.

September 2017

1) ‘Unstoppable: My Life So Far’ – Maria Sharapova (Tennis Player).

2) ‘Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds’- Cordelia Fine.

3) ‘Katna Shami Ka Vriksha Padmapankhuri Ki Dhar Se’ – Surendra Verma

4) “Bhartiya Kala Mein Salil Kridayen Evam Sadyahsnata Nayika” – Kshetrapal Gangwar and Sanjib Kumar Singh.

August, July, June 2017

1) The Glory of Patan – KM Munshi

2) Age of Prenzy – Mahabaleshwar Sail ( translated by Vidya Pai)

3) Gandhi Against Caste –Nishikant Kolge

4) Lone Fox Dancing: My Autobiography – Ruskin Bond

5) Nobody killed her – Sabya Javeri.

6) Indira Gandhi: A life in Nature – Jairam Ramesh

7) ‘Indian Railway- The weaving of a National Tapestry’ – Shri Bibek Debroy and Shri Sanjay Chadha


8) Gandhi in Champaran – Dinanath Gopal Tendulkar

9) Matoshree – Sumitra Mahajan ( She is the speaker of Lok Sabha)

10) The hanging of Afzal guru –Arundathi Roy

The shadow of the crescent moon –Fathima Bhutto

India: the future is now –Shashi Tharoor

Go set a watchman –Harper Lee

And then one day –Naseeruddin Shah

Getting India back on track –Ratan Tata

One life is not enough –Natwar Singh

Not just an accountant: the diary of the nation’s conscience keeper –Vinod Roy (Former CAG)

Half lion: how P.V. Narasimha Rao transformed India back -Vinay satpati

Who moved my interest rate –D. Subba Rao(former RBI Governor)

One Indian girl –Chetan Bhagat

Rooting India – realizing a billion aspirations –Nandan Nilekani and Viral Shah

Mrs. Funnybones –Twinkle Khanna

Not war, nor peace- motivating Pakistan to prevent cross-border terrorism – George Perkovich & Toby Dalton

Stop walking to surrender- dealing with terrorism in Pakistan – Khaled Ahmed

The ministry of utmost happiness –Arundathi Roy

Democrats and dissenters –Ramchandra Guha

Immortal –Krishna Uday Sankar

The sellout –Paul Beauty(USA )

Hot Milk -Deborah levy (united kingdom)

Do not say we have nothing –Madeleine their(Canada)

Driven the Virat Kohli story –Vinay lokapalli

Into the hidden valley –Stuart Blackburn

People of the son –Meghna Pant (won the 2016 fond south Asia short story award on nature written)

Secret diary of Kasturba –Neelima Dalmia 

Courage and commitment –Margaret Alva

Advani Ji ka swath 32 saal –Viswambara Srivastava

Uttarakhand’s development journey –KK Paul

India’s struggle for independence –Bipin Chandra

A feast of Vulture -the hidden business of democracy in India – Josy Joseph

A brief history of seven killing –Marlon James

Old history new geography: bifurcating Andhra Pradesh –  JayaraRamesh

Grassroots innovation – Anil K.Gupta

Harry Potter and the crushed child – J.K.Rowling

The unseen Indira Gandhi -Dr. KP Mathur

Gujarat files: anatomy of a cover-up –Rana Ayub

Turbulent year – Pranab Mukherjee

The Z factor – Subhash Chandra

Master of the contemporary short story –Alice Munro

The luminaries –Eleanor Catton

Dreaming big: my journey to connect India –MM Agarwal

Jawaharlal Nehru and the Indian polity in perspective –Prof.  Alexandra

Mark Bharat Saru Bharat (my India noble India) – Ratna Sundar Swaraj Maharaj

Globalization, democratization and distributive justice –Moolhand Sharma

He duels of the Himalayan eagle – Bharat Kumar

30 women in power: their voices, their stories –Naina Lal Kidwai

Making India awesome  – Chetan Bhagat

The Kumbh Mela; mapping the ephemeral megacity – Tarun Khanna

R.D.Burman: the prince of music – Khagesh Dev Burman

Ghosts of Calcutta – Sebastian Oritz

India-Central Asia Relations: The economic dimensions – Amiya Chandra

Kashmir: the Vajpayee years –  AS Dault & Aditya Sinha

37 bridges and other stories – Amer Hussein

Modi’s world: Expanding India’s sphere of influence. –C.Raja Mohan

Transcendence: my spiritual experience with Pramukh Swamiji  –Abdul Kalam

Beyond doubt: A Dossier on Gandhi’s Assassination. – Teesta Setalvad

Benazir Bhutto: a multidimensional Portrait –Anna Suvorova

Bikhare khalat  – Abdul Haq

Recasting India – Hindol Sen Gupta

Modi – The incredible emergence of a star- Tarun Vijay

Education of Muslims – J S Rajput

Sourav Ganguly: cricket, captaincy, and controversy – Saptarshi Sarkar

Flood of fire – Amitav Gosh

Super economies – Raghav BA 

Ahmadabad: A city in the world  – Amrita Shah

The Pakistan paradox – Christopher Jaffrelot

Unbelievable – Delhi to Islamabad. – Prof. Singh

China – Confucious is the shadows. – Poonam Suri

Pre-modern Kutchi navigation techniques and voyages – Ashok B. Rageshike

The complete story of Indian reforms: 2G power and private enterprise – A practitioner’s dictionary. – Pradeep

Born again on the Mountain –Aarunima Sinha

Prince of Gujarat: the extraordinary prince of Gopaldas Desai – Rajmohan Gandhi

2014: the election that changed India – Rajdeep Sardesai

Letters for a nation- J.L Nehru & Madhav Kosla

Your dreams are mine now: she showed him what love was – Ravinder Singh

Enchantress of Florence – Salman Rushdie

The winner stands alone –Paulo Coelho

My friend Sancho –Amit Varma

Tinderbox: the past and future of Pakistan – MJ Akbar

The idea of justice – Amartya Sen

More salt than pepper – Karan Kapoor

Nine lives – William Dalrymple

The makers of modern India –  Ramchandra Guha

Rebirth – Jahnavi Barua

Bombay duck is a fish- Konica Dillon

A Story of history: My obsessive journey to Olympic gold- Abhinav Bindra

Broken Republic – Arundhati Roy

Half girlfriends – Chetan Bhagat

The narrow road to the deep north – Richard Flanagan

Dark star: the loneliness of being Rajesh Kanna – Gautam Chintamani

You are unique – APJ Abdul Kalam

My unforgettable memories – Mamata Banerjee

Beyond religion: ethics for a whole world – Dalai Lama

I witness partial observations – Kapil Sibal.

Last Man in Tower – Aravind Adiga

The freethinker’s prayer book – Khushwant Singh

Non-stop India –Mark Tully

The Mad Tibetan: stories from then and now – Deep Naval

Nirbasan –Taslima Nasreen

The best thing you is you – Anupam Kher

I witness: partial observations – Kapil Sibal

Origins of love – Kishwar Desai

The day Stopped drinking milk – Sudha Murthy

A better India: a better world – Mr. Naryana Murthy

Kashmir: the unwritten history –Christopher snidden

Walking with lions: tales from a diplomatic past –K Natal Singh





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