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William's new book tops bestseller list

books Updated: Oct 22, 2009 12:55 IST

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William Dalrymple's new book Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India topped the bestseller chart in the non-fiction section this week, while Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol bounced back to the No.1 position in fiction.

The top 10 in each section are as follows:


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

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

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

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

7. Empires of Mud: Wars and Warlords in Afghanistan, Author: Antonio Giustozzi, Publisher: Foundation Books, Price: Rs.795.00

8. The Alqaeda Connection, Author: Imitaz Gul, Publisher: Penguin Books, Price: Rs.499.00

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Transition, Author: Iain Banks, Publisher: Little Brown, Price: Rs.595.00

10. Twenties Girl, Author: Sophie Kinsella, Publisher: Bantam Press, Price: 5.99 pounds (Rs.452)