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Amartya Sen top author of the week

Amartya Sen's The Idea of Justice dominated the non-fiction section among best-selling books here in the first week of its release while The Wish Maker: A Novel by Ali Sethi continued to retain its number one position in the fiction category.

books Updated: Aug 13, 2009 12:47 IST

Amartya Sen's The Idea of Justice dominated the non-fiction section among best-selling books here in the first week of its release while The Wish Maker: A Novel by Ali Sethi continued to retain its number one position in the fiction category.

The top 10 in each section are:

Non-fiction

1. The Idea of Justice
Author: Amartya Sen
Publisher: Penguin Allen Lane
Price: Rs.699.00

2. Listening To Grass Hoppers: Field Notes on Democracy
Author: Arundhati Roy
Publisher: Penguin Books
Price: Rs.499.00

3. Stranger to History
Author: Aatish Taseer
Publisher: Picador India
Price: Rs.495.00

4. D-Day: The Battle for Normandy
Author: Antony Beevor
Publisher: Penguin Viking
Price: Rs.499.00

5. Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Chinese Premier
Author: Zhao Ziyang
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Price: $20.00 (Rs.957)

6. A Better India A Better World
Author: N.R. Narayana Murthy
Publisher: Penguin Allen Lane
Price: Rs.499.00

7. Imagining India: Ideas for The New Century
Author: Nandan Nilekani
Publisher: Penguin Allen Lane
Price: Rs.699.00

8. Don't Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight
Author: Rujuta Diwekar
Publisher: Random House
Price: Rs.199.00

9. 80 Questions To Understand India: History, Mythology and Religion
Author: Murad Ali Baig
Publisher: Tara Press
Price: Rs.395.00

10. Curfewed Night
Author: Basharat Peer
Publisher: Random House
Price: Rs.395.00

Fiction

1. The Wish Maker: A Novel
Author: Ali Sethi
Publisher: Penguin Books
Price: Rs.499.00

2. In Other Rooms, Other Wonders
Author: Daniyal Mueenuddin
Publisher: Random House
Price: Rs.395.00

3. Family Planning
Author: Karan Mahajan
Publisher: Rupa
Price: Rs.395.00

4. The White Tiger
Author: Aravind Adiga
Publisher: Harper Collins
Price: Rs.395.00

5. Arzee The Dwarf
Author: Chandrahas Choudhury
Publisher: Harper Collins
Price: Rs.325.00

6. Gone Tomorrow
Author: Lee Child
Publisher: Bantam Press
Price: 5.99 pounds (Rs.475)

7. My Father's Tears & Other Stories
Author: John Updike
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Price: Rs.499.00

8. Swimsuit
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Century
Price: 5.99 pounds (Rs.475)

9. Just Take My Heart
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Price: $12.50 (Rs.600)

10. The White Queen
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Price: $12.50 (Rs.600)

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