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Here's what you should read this week

books Updated: Nov 05, 2009 17:14 IST
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William DalrympleWilliam Dalrymple's Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India continued at the number one position in the non-fiction section of the bestseller list this week while Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel bounced back to dominate the fiction category.

The top 10 in each section are:


1. Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India, Author: William Dalrymple, Publisher: Bloomsbury, Price: Rs.499.00

2. The Hindus: An Alternative History, Author: Wendy Doniger, Publisher: Penguin Viking, Price: Rs.999.00

3. Seeds of Terror: The Taliban, The ISI and The New Opium Wars, Author: Gretchen Peters, Publisher: Hachette India, Price: Rs.495.00

4. The Alqaeda Connection, Author: Imtiaz Gul, Publisher: Penguin Books, Price: Rs.499.00

5. Making India Work, Author: William Nanda Bissell, Publisher: Penguin Viking, Price: Rs.499.00

6. Making Sense of Pakistan, Author: Farzana Shaikh, Publisher: Foundation Books, Price: Rs.499.00

7. The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History in the White House, Author: Taylor Branch, Publisher: Simon and Schuster, Price: $29.75 (Rs.1,402)

8. Shah Jahan: The Rise and Fall of The Mughal Emperor, Author: Fergus Nicoll, Publisher: Penguin Viking, Price: Rs.899.00

9. Keynes: The Return of The Master, Author: Robert Skidelsky, Publisher: Penguin Allen Lane, Price: Rs.550.00

10. When China Rules The World, Author: Martin Jacques, Publisher: Penguin Allen Lane, Price: Rs.699.00


1. Wolf Hall, Author: Hilary Mantel, Publisher: Fourth Estate, London, Price: Rs.399.00

2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Author: Stieg Larsson, Publisher: Quercus, Price: Rs.299.00

3. The Girl Who Played with Fire, Author: Stieg Larsson, Publisher: Quercus, Price: Rs.299.00

4. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest, Author: Stieg Larsson, Publisher: Maclehose Press, Price: Rs.495.00

5. 2 States: The Story of My Marriage, Author: Chetan Bhagat, Publisher: Rupa, Price: Rs.95.00

6. The Lost Symbol, Author: Dan Brown, Publisher: Bantam Press, Price: Rs.699.00

7. The Englishman's Cameo: A Mughal Murder Mystery, Author: Madhulika Liddle, Publisher: Hachette, Price: Rs.295.00

8. The Glass Room, Author: Simon Mawer, Publisher: Little Brown, Price: Rs.595.00

9. Summertime, Author: J.M. Coetzee, Publisher: Harvill Secker, London, Price: 8.75 pounds (Rs.673)

10. The Children's Book, Author: A.S. Byatt, Publisher: Chatto and Windows, Price: 6.25 pounds (Rs.498)