Weekend reads: A mix of fiction, non-fiction and inspirational texts

A collection of inspiring, motivating and thought-provoking books. Image courtesy: Amazon

India’s Forgotten Country, A View From the Margins
Bela Bhatia
Bela Bhatia’s work and concerns have brought her face-to-face with the harsh nature of people’s lives in India’s ‘forgotten country’—the hamlets, villages and slums— in a span of more than three decades. Bhatia holds a mirror to the oppressive forces that rule and ruin the lives of Dalits, Adivasis, bonded labourers, women and other downtrodden groups. The essays compile the stories of life, death and despair and document the events of perseverance, resistance, hope and courage.

A Portrait of Love
Gautam Choubey, Nirala (Suryakant Tripathi)
A satirist to the core, Suryakant Tripathi 'Nirala' who is one of the most maverick writers in modern Hindi literature, believes that he is committed to unveil the hypocrisies of the world. His prose writings are intense, fearless and strikingly honest and original. A Portrait of Love boasts Nirala’s genius and brings to the spotlight Nirala's legacy in prose.

11 Rules For Life: Secrets to Level Up (Kindle Edition)
Chetan Bhagat
One of the top-selling writers, Chetan Bhagat, in his most personal book yet, compiles his failures, achievements, his conversations with great achievers from all walks of life apart from his role as a celebrated motivational speaker for two decades. Chetan has written it in an inspiring, exuberant style making it an easy-to-read, straight-talking guide that will help you rewire your brain for success in today's world.

After Annie (Kindle Edition)
Anna Quindlen
Written in an emotionally resonant voice Quindlen illustrates her deep and generous understanding of people. 'After Annie' narrates about the unexpected power of adversity to change us in profound and indelible ways holding out a sense of hope.

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