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Rashid, Amitav Ghosh top choice

Ahmed Rashid's book on Al-Qaeda tops the non-fiction list while Amitav Ghosh's Sea of Poppies rules the fiction chart.

books Updated: Aug 08, 2008 11:51 IST

Pakistan journalist Ahmed Rashid's investigation on the impact of Al-Qaeda on Pakistan and its surrounding areas tops the non-fiction list while Amitav Ghosh's Sea of Poppies continues to rule the fiction chart.

The top 10 in the non-fiction and fiction lists are:

Non-Fiction:

1. Descent Into Chaos
Author: Ahmed Rashid
Publisher: Allen Lane
Price: Rs.495.00

2. The Post-American World
Author: Fareed Zakaria
Publisher: Penguin Viking
Price: Rs.499.00

3. The Secret
Author: Rhonda Byrne
Publisher: Simon & Schustar
Price: Rs.550.00

4. Italian Khana
Author: Ritu Dalmia
Publisher: Random House
Price: Rs.750.00

5. Smoke and Mirrors: An Experience of China
Author: Pallavi Aiyar
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Price: Rs.395.00

6. India The Emerging Giant
Author: Arvind Panagariya
Publisher: Oxford
Price: Rs.695.00

7. Behenji: A Political Biography of Mayawati
Author: Ajoy Bose
Publisher: Penguin Viking
Price : Rs.499

8. The Audacity of Hope
Author: Barack Obama
Publisher: Canongate
Price: Rs.425.00

9. Superstar India From Incredible to Unstoppable
Author: Shobhaa De
Publisher: Penguin India
Price: Rs.350

10. The Shape of The Beast
Author: Arundhati Roy
Publisher: Penguin Viking
Price: Rs.499.00

Fiction

1. Sea of Poppies
Author: Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: Penguin Viking
Price: Rs.599.00

2. Unaccustomed Earth
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher: Random House
Price: Rs.450.00

3. A Case of Exploding Mangoes
Author: Honnif Mohammad
Publisher: Random House India
Price: Rs.395.00

4. The 3 Mistakes of My Life
Author: Chetan Bhagat
Publisher: Rupa
Price: Rs.95.00

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

6. Chasing Harry Winston
Author: Lauren Weisberger
Publisher: Harper Collins
Price: Rs.195.00

7. The Palace of Illusions: Panchaali's Mahabharat
Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Publisher: Picador India
Price: Rs.495.00

8. The Zoya Factor
Author: Anuja Chauhan
Publisher: Harper Collins
Price: Rs.295.00

9. Almost Single
Author: Advaita Kala
Publisher: Harper Collins
Price: Rs.195.00

10. A Prisoner of Birth

Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: PAN Books
Price: £2.99 (Rs 251)

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