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HindustanTimes Mon,22 Sep 2014

Harry Potter most loved book on Facebook

At 21%, the JK Rowling series holds the title of the “most influential book on Facebook” as a result of a meme that floats in your Facebook news feed, where your friends list “10 books that have stayed with them in some way”. At second place is Pulitzer price winner To Kill a Mockingbird .

Book review: History of International Fashion

History of International Fashion launched in India recently by Lustre Press/Roli Books is an updated version of Didier’s original title Histoire de la Mode. The book is fascinating in many ways and makes for an interesting read with an excellent distribution of rare fashion photographs sourced from various places.

The tragedy of MoU explained by Sudeep Chakravarti

It makes good business sense for corporate entities to honour human rights and have meaningful dialogues with local communities before they launch projects, says the author of Clear Hold Build.

A literary journey from Delhi to Afghanistan

Much has been written about Delhi, yet there is much to be written about. A book explores birds, animals and plant species adding a fresh perspective to the Indian capital, whereas another book examines the changing trajectory of Indian policy towards Afghanistan. Take a look.

Mamata to counter Saradha slur with book

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has picked up the pen to combat what she regularly describes as a ‘slur campaign’ against herself and her party. She is penning a book where she will present her arguments against the ‘conspiracy’ hatched by opposition parties, and even a section of the media, for tarnishing the image of the ruling party and government.

Book review: Voices Beyond Bondage

Editors Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis combed through thousands of black newspapers and pamphlets to find 150 poems written by black slaves and black freedmen and freedwomen to help flesh out what they call a gap in the history of the black literary movement.

Katju to write tell-all book about Indian judiciary

Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju said on Wednesday that he is writing a tell-all book about the Indian judiciary which will offer solutions to the problems of corruption, pendency and delayed justice plaguing the country’s legal system.

Book Review: People I Want to Punch in the Throat

It's not easy to endear yourself to readers when you write a book called "People I Want to Punch in the Throat," yet somehow author Jen Mann manages to do just that in her new hilarious memoir. It's a collection of short essays on Mann's life as a married mom of two.

Book Review: The Golem of Hollywood

"The Golem of Hollywood"- the first collaboration by father-and-son Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman- tries to showcase the best that each author brings to his individual novels, but, ultimately, is overwritten. A shorter, more focused story would have been stronger.

7 classics of Hindi literature you must read right now

To mark Hindi Diwas, celebrated on Septmber 14, we dig into the vast reservoir of Hindi literature to give you a taste of what you've possibly ignored forever. Here's a list of 10 classics in Hindi that will make you fall in love with the language. 
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