Yes, Delhi is the most well-read city of India!

  • Subuhi Parvez, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Jan 12, 2015 19:16 IST

Who says Delhi is all about street food and shopping? There’s much more to the Capital that most of us underrate. In a recent survey by, we found out that the city tops the list of most well-read cities of India, followed by Bengaluru, Mumbai and Hyderabad.

But wait, this is not it! Indian writing also topped the list of most-selling genres, with Surendra Mohan Pathak’s Colaba Conspiracy voted as the most popular book of 2014.

The report, based on orders received on the online book store, reflects the reading habits of today’s customers and their affection for various genres and writers.

“I make sure I carry two books in my bag while leaving home. It is very important to keep reading to know what kind of writing existed before, and what changes have occurred incontemporary writings now,” says Nidhi Basu, 21-year-old.

Also, in the top 10 list of best-sellers is Chetan Bhagat’s Half Girlfriend, Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography — Playing It My Way and Sanjaya Baru’s The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh, APJ Abdul Kalam’s Forge your Future, among others.

“I am extremely proud to know that Delhi is the most well-read city. This was my dream — to see my city reading more than anyone else,” says Raj Barua, 23-year-old avid reader.

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