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Latest Books and Authors 2020 for competitive exams

Friends, If you are preparing for any competitive exam – Banks, SSC, UPSC, Teaching, Railways, etc., Then you have to attempt questions from general awareness section, Here you will be asked questions on latest current affairs on different topics – latest book releases (famous important books and authors), economic & financial awareness,  sports, national & international affairs, persons& places in news, awards & honors, etc.,. So, Knowing important books and authors current affairs is also an important topic to prepare for competitive exams. 0ne or two questions will be asked on this topic. So Let’s have an idea of the latest releases and popular books and authors 2019-20.

List of Important Books and Authors 2019-2020  for Bank Exams

Bank Exam Tips team has collected the list of all important books and authors, which are very much useful for the upcoming bank exams and other competitive exams of India.

Dreams of a Billion: India and the Olympic Games – Boria Majumdar, Nalin Mehta

Mind Master – Viswanath Anand’s Autobiography co-authored Viswanathan Anand & Susan Ninann.

Exam Warriors – Thawarchand Gehlot

Turbulence and Triumph: The Modi Years – Rahul Agarwal and Bharathi S Pradhan

Name the 3 books authored by Dr Anita Bhatnagar Jain , which are collection of stories for children
Kumbh, Garam Pahad and Dilli ki Bulbul

Politics of Opportunism: Regional Parties, Coalitions, Centre-State Relations In India – R P N Singh


‘Bridgital Nation: Solving Technology’s People Problem’ – N. Chandrasekaran.

“Ten Studies in Kashmir: History and Politics” – Kashi Nath Pandit.

“Mind Master: Winning Lessons from a Champion’s Life” – Author: Viswanathan Anand and Published by Hachette India

‘India and the Netherlands – Past, Present and Future’ – Venu Rajamony

India in a Warming world: Integrating Climate Change and Development – Navroz K Dubash

“How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need” – Bill Gates (will release in June 2020)

The Tech Whisperer” – Jaspreet Bindra

‘Professor Ayushman’ – Ayush Ministry

‘Reset: Regaining India’s Economic Legacy’ – Subramanian Swamy

“Being Gandhi” – Paro Anand.

“A Short History of Indian Railways“ – Rajendra B Aklekar.

“The Cousins Thackeray: Uddhav, Raj and the Shadow of their Senas” – Dhaval Kulkarni

“Savarkar: Echoes from a forgotten past, 1883-1924″ – Vikram Sampath

‘Fortune Turners: The Quartet That Spun India To Glory’ – Aditya Bhushan and Sachin Bajaj.

‘Glorious Diaspora- Pride of India’ – M. Venkaiah Naidu

150 Years of Celebrating the Mahatma the South African Legacy – Fakir Hassen

“India’s Lost Frontier the Story of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan” – Raghvendra Singh.

“A Short History of Indian Railways“ – Rajendra B Aklekar.

“Obama: The Call of History” – Barack Obama

“Big Billion Startup: The Untold Flipkart Story” – Mihir Dalal

“The Diary of Manu Gandhi” – Dr Tridip Suhrud

‘Sridevi: Girl Woman Superstar’ – Satyarth Nayak


‘Defining India: Through Their Eyes’ – Sonia Singh

‘Every Vote Counts – The story of India’s Elections’ – Navin Chawla.

‘Dreams From My Father’ – Barack Obama

‘Runs and Ruins’ – Sunil Gavaskar

‘Changing India’ – Dr. Manmohan Singh

‘I Do What I Do’ – Dr. Raghuram Rajan.

‘Chequered Brilliance: TheMany Lives of V K Krishna Menon’ – Jairam Ramesh

‘Politics of Jugaad: The Coalition Handbook’ – Saba Naqvi.

‘Law, Justice and Judicial Power – Justice P N Bhagwati’s Approach’ – Mool Chand Sharma

‘Game Changer’ – Shahid Afridi & Wajahat S Khan. ( It is the autobiography of Shahid Afridi).

‘Khooni Vaisakhi’ – Mr. Suri ( He has translated the 100 years old punjabi poem on Jalian wala Bagh massacre).

‘Saffron Swords’ – Manoshi Sinha Rawal ( publisher -Garuda Prakashan Pvt. Ltd.)

‘Kundan: Saigal’s Life & Music’ – Sharad Dutt

‘Bharat Bodh Ka Sangharsh: 2019 ka Mahasamar’ – Kuldeep Chand Agnihotri

‘Virat: The making of a Champion’ – Neeraj Jha, Vidhanshu Kumar.

‘Undaunted: Saving the Idea of India’ – P. Chidambaram

Winning Like Sourav: Think & Succeed Like Ganguly –Abhirup Bhattacharya

Godman to Tycoon: The untold story of Baba Ramdev – Priyanka Pathak Narain

‘Designing Destiny: The Heartfulness Way’ – Kamlesh Patel Alias Daaji.

The Paradoxical Prime Minister – Shashi Tharoor

Aluminum: The Future Metal – Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand

Kashmir: Glimpses of History and the Story of Struggle – Saifuddin Soz

‘Every Vote Counts: The story of India’s Elections’ – Naveen Chawla

The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje

‘Non-violent struggle for Indian Freedom 1905-19’ – David Hardiman

‘Ayodhya: City of Faith, City of Discord’ – Valay Singh

‘A Rural Manifesto’ – Varun Gandhi

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar: Vyakti Nahin Sankalp – Kishore Makwana

‘Time Pieces: A whistle-stop tour of Ancient India’ – Nayanjot Lahiri

Devil’s Advocate: The Untold Story – Karan Thapar

Yogi on Dalal Street – Arun Thukral

In a Violent Land – Khushwant Singh

The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan – Sanjaya Baru

‘Democracy on the Road’ – Ruchir Sharma

‘The Age of Awakening’ – Amit Kapoor and Chiraag Yadav.

We are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World – Malala Yousafzai

Ants Among Elephants – Sujatha Gidla

Gandhi: The years that changed the world (1914 -1918) – Ramachandra Guha

Untold Story of Broadcasting – Dr. Gautam Chatterjee

Feisty At Fifty – Sudha Menon

281 and Beyond – VVS Laxman

Adi Shankaracharya: Hinduism’s Greatest Thinker – Pavan K Varma

Atal Ji Ne Kaha – Brijendra Rehi

Constitutionalizing India: An Ideational Project – Shri Bidyut Chakrabarty

Brief Answers to the Big Questions – Stephen Hawking

Sea Prayer – Khaled Hosseini

The Contenders – Who will lead India Tomorrow – Priya Sahgal

The Velvet Gloves – Balakrishna Kamath

Vanara: The Legend of Baali, Sugreeva, and Tara – Anand Neelakantan

Flights – Olga Tokarczuk

From Possession to Freedom – R Uma Maheswari

Early Indians – Tony Joseph

Hidden India – Latika Nath

The Line of Control: Travelling with India and Pakistan – Happymon Jacob

India Unmade: Yashwant Sinha (Author), Aditya Sinha

‘Jalianwala Bagh’ – Kim A Wagner

‘What Gandhi didn’t see -Being Indian in South Africa’ – Zainab Priya Dala

‘A Stranger Truth’ – Ashok Alexander.

Unruly Waters- Sunil Amrith

The Collision Years: 1996-2012 (Part-III)- Pranab Mukherjee

The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years ( Part I) – Pranab Mukherji

The Turbulent Years: 1980-1996  (Part II) –Pranab Mukherji

Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders

The Heartfulness Way: Heart-Based Meditations for Spiritual Transformation – Kamlesh Patil & Joshua Pollock

Important Books & Authors 2018

Here is the list of important books and authors for competitive exams recently released and are most popular to ask in various competitive exams.

  • Which book was released by SLC (Sri Lanka Cricket) as a tribute to Jagmohan Dalmiya (former BCCI president)?
    ‘A Tribute to Jagu’.
  • Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat Releases Book ‘Param Veer Parwane’ written by Prabhakaran Jain
  • ‘Exam Warriors’: MR. Narendra Modi.
  • ‘The Heartfulness Way’: Kamlesh D. Patel
  • Why I am a Hindu? – Shashi Tharoor.
  • Hit Refresh – Satya Nadella
  • Fault Lines (How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten The World Economy) – Raghuram Rajan.
  • I Do What I do – Raghuram Rajan.
  • Red Birds – Mohammed Hanif
  • You Can Achieve More – Shiva Khera.
  • Pajamas are Forgiving – Twinkle Khanna.
  • I am HIV Positive, So What? – Jayantha Kalita ( The story of Khundrapakam Pradeep Kumar).
  • Origin: Number 5 of the Robert Langdon Series – Dan Brown.
  • Man Ki Baat: A Social Revelution on Radio – Rajesh Jain.
  • A Wasted Hour – Jeffrey Archer.
  • TWO (a novel) – Gulzar.
  • The Scared Sorrow of Sparrows: A Collection of Lives – Siddarth Dasgupta.
  • The 3 Mistakes of My Life – Chetan Bhagat.
  • The Best Mistakes of My Life – Sanjay Khan‘s Autobiography.
  • How India Sees The World: From Kautilya to Modi: Kautilya to 21st Century – Shyam Saran.
  • 100 Things Every Professional Cricketer Must Know: BCCI Players Hand Book
  • Winning Like Virat: Think and Succeed like Kohli – Abhirup Bhattacharya.

Important Books and Authors 2017

November 2017, December 2017

  • The Book of Chocolate Saints – Jeet Thayil
  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness – Arundhati Roy.
  • The Book, The Way I See It – Chandan Gowda.
  • Helping Managers Navigate Careers ( A Book of Coaching Stories) – Bimal Rath.
  • Conflicts of Interest – Sunitha Narain.
  • The Crisis Within – Ganesh Devy.
  • Issues White-Anting India- Bill K Koul
  • Beauty Behind the Scars – K K Paul
  • The Rise of Sivagami: Bahubali: Before The Beginning – Anand Neelkatan
  • What Does This Button Do? – Bruce Dickinson.
  • A to Z of Financial Management in Autonomous Institutions – Dr. Rajat Bhargava and Deenanath Pathak.
  • The quest for a world without hunger – M S Swaminathan.
  • The Darkest Dark – Chris Hadfield.
  • The Coalition Years 1996-2012: Pranab Mukerji.
  • Narendra Damodardas Modi: The Making of a Legend – Bindeshwar Patak.
  • I am a Girl of Color: Deanna Singh
  • The Sellout – Paul Beatty.
  • Cyber Pathshala – Tarun Vijay.
  • Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl – Ram Kamal Mukherjee.
  • As Insignificant Man – Khushboo Ranka ( Movie on Arvind Kejriwal).
  • The Emergency – A. Surya Prakash.
  • A Life in Science – C.N. Rao
  • A Billion is Enough – Ashok Gupta.
  • One Life is not Enough – Natwar Singh.
  • How to be a Bawsee – Lilly Singh.
  • Faith, Unity, and Discipline: The ISI of Pakistan – Hein Kiessling.
  • Son of the Thundercloud – Easterine Kire.
  • Thamel: Dark Start of Kathmandu – Rabi Thapa.
  • The Untold Vajpayee: Politician and Paradox – Ullekh N.P.
  • The Journey of Women Law Reforms and The Law Commission of India – Some Insights: Dr. Pavan Sharma.
  • The Golden House – Salman Rushdie.
  • The Adivasi Will Not Dance – Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar
  • Ace Against Odds – Sania Mirza.
  • Braille Atlas for Visually Impaired – Aniruddha Bhattacharya.
  • Train to Pakistan – Kushwanth Singh.

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.

5) The Flaming Tresses of Draupadi – M. Veerappa Moily

6) Hope in a Challenged Democracy – Ashwini Kumar.

7) Rekha – The Untold Story – Yasser Usman.

8) The Golden House – Salman Rushdie

9) The People’s President: Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam – SM Khan.

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 Khosla

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 Snedden

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

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