Novoneel Chakraborty’s books & Lavanya Sankaran and S.V. Divvaakar’s book added to the hostel library

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Novoneel Chakraborty’s books “A Thing Beyond Foever – The reward for every true love is not love…” and “EX a twisted love story” added to the hostel library. Also added U.S. based Indian author books & Lavanya Sankaran’s internationally acclaimed short story collection “The Red Carpet”, which spent two years on the best-seller lists. S.V. Divvaakar’s book “Beaten by Bhagath” added to the hostel library too.

Ramachandra Guha’s ‘India After Independence’ and other history books added to the hostel library

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Ramachandra Guha’s award winning book ‘India After Independence: The history of the world’s largest democracy’, Satish Chandra’s ‘History of Medieval India’ and Spectrum’s ‘A Brief History of Modern India’ added to the hostel library. Though Bipin Chandra’s ‘India Since Indepedence’ and Ramachandra Guha’s ‘India After Independence’ are both recommended for post-independence history of India, we chose the later as it is more exhaustive, contemporary and unbiased in its outlook compared to the former. ‘India after Gandhi’ was chosen Book of the Year by ‘The Economist’, ‘The Wall Street Journal’ and ‘Outlook’, among others and has also won the 2011 Sahitya Akademi Award for English. Satish Chandra’s ‘History of Modern India’ is regarded as the best book on medieval Indian history while Spectrum’s book is regarded as the best book for history of modern India prior to Indian Independence. Both Spectrum and ‘India’s Struggle for Independence’ by Bipin Chandra which we added earlier encompass the period of Indian freedom struggle under the British rule. The main difference between the two is that Spectrum’s book is concise and hence, faster to read and revise while Bipin Chandra’s book is a lot more extensive.

Manorama Yearbook 2015 and two of Nikita Singh’s novels added to hostel library

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Manorama Yearbook 2015 (50th anniversary edition released last week) and Nikita Singh’s “Right Here Right Now” and “The Turning Point” added to the hostel library.

Chetan Bhagat’s Half Girlfriend added to the hostel library

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Chetan Bhagat’s book “Half Girlfriend” and “The Ultimate Santa Banta Joke Book” added to the hostel library. Completed all of Bhagat’s novels yet again with the addition of Half Girlfriend which was released just a week back on October 1, 2014. Chetan Bhagat is “the biggest selling English language novelist in India‚Äôs history” as mentioned by New York Times. Most of his novels have also been adapted into commercially successful Bollywood movies such as 3 Idiots, Kai Po Che, 2 States and Hello.

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The book “Half Girlfriend” is also being adapted into a film by the same name to be directed by Mohit Suri of “Aashiqui 2” and “Ek Villain” film. The movie is being produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Chetan Bhagat and Mohit Suri and is claimed to be the greatest love story ever told. Looks like yet another blockbuster on yet another Chetan Bhagat book.

Ashwin Sanghi’s The Rozabal Line added to the hostel library

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Ashwin Sanghi’s thriller fiction book “The Rozabal Line” added to the hostel library. Completed all three of Ashwin’s best-selling novels: The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant and The Krishna Key with the addition of the book. He is one of India’s best-selling conspiracy fiction writers and Forbes has included him in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list.