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books Updated: Oct 15, 2009 13:13 IST
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Wendy Doniger's The Hindus: An Alternative History topped the non-fiction section of the bestseller list this week while Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel topped the Authorsfiction group.

The top 10 in each section are as follows:

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

2. The Difficulty of Being Good: On The Subtle art of Dharma, Author: Gurcharan Das, Publisher: Penguin Allen Lane, Price: Rs.699.00

3. The Idea of JusticeAuthor: Amartya Sen, Publisher: Penguin Allen Lane, Price: Rs.699.00

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

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

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

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

8. Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence, Author: Jaswant Singh, Publisher: Rupa, Price: Rs.695.00

9. Chasing The Dragon: Will India Catch Up with China?, Author: M. Guruswamy and Z.D. Singh, Publisher: Pearson, Price: Rs.650.00

10. Delhi Adventures in a Megacity, Author: Sam Miller, Publisher: Penguin Viking, Price: Rs.499.00


1. Wolf Hall, Author: Hilary Mantel, Publisher: Fourth Estate, London, Price: 7.99 pounds (Rs.609)

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

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

4. In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, Author: Daniyal Mueenuddin, Publisher: Random House (India), Price: Rs.395.00

5. Electric Feather: The Tranquebar Book of Erotic Stories, Author: Ruchir Joshi, Publisher: Tranquebar, Price: Rs.395.00

6. 2 States The Story of My Marriage, Author: Chetan Bhagat, Publisher: Rupa, Price: Rs.95.00

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

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

9. The Englishman's Cameo, Author: Madhulika Liddle, Publisher: Hachette, Price: Rs.295.00

10. The Angel's Game, Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Publisher: Weidenfield and Nicolson, Price: Rs.495.00