Famous books and Authors list PDF

Famous books and Authors list PDF
Famous books and Authors list PDF

Famous books and Authors list PDF gives the list of important books and their authors name  and details like Autobiographies of Authors, Prizes won etc.,

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# Autobiography Author Comments
1. The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian Nirad C. Chaudhuri
2. An Autobiography Jawaharlal Nehru An Autobiography also known as Toward Freedom, (1936) is an autobiographical book written by the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru while he was in prison.
3. Baburnama Babur Babur founder of the Mughal Empire wrote the book in Chagatai language the spoken language of the Andijan-Timurids.
4. Majya Jalmachi Chittarkatha Shantabai Kamble This book shows the life of Indian woman who was from lower class of the caste.
5. Courage and Conviction General Vijay Kumar Singh In this book Singh criticises corruption in the Indian government and the role of Indira Gandhi in Operation Bluestar.
6. Ente Katha Kamala Surayya English version My Story
7. How I Became a Hindu Sita Ram Goel
8. Jakhan Choto Chilam Satyajit Ray Jakhan Choto Chilam English meaning-In My Childhood
9. Living Shadows Aribam Syam Sharma He is a famous Manipuri Director.
10. My Country My Life L.K.Advani The book was released on 19 March 2008 by Abdul Kalam, the eleventh President of India.
11. One Life Is Not Enough K.Natwar Singh Natwar Singh is an INC politician, a former senior bureaucrat, a former Union cabinet minister, and a writer.


12. Playing It My Way Sachin Tendulkar It entered the Limca Book of Records for being the best-selling adult hardback across both fiction and non-fiction categories. In India, it broke the record set by Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs for being the most pre-ordered biographical book.
13. The Race of My Life Milkha Singh The film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is based on it.
14. A Shot at History Abhinav Bindra Abhinav Bindra India’s first ever individual gold medalist won the medal in the 10-metre air rifle category at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Rahul Dravid released this book.
15. The Story of My Experiments with Truth Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas K. Gandhi, covering his life from early childhood through to 1921. It was written in weekly installments and published in his journal Navjivan from 1925 to 1929.
16. The Test of My Life Yuvraj Singh The Test of My Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back is the autobiography of the Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh.
17. Tuzk-e-Jahangiri Jahangir It is the autobiography of Mughal Emperor Jahangir (1569-1627). Also referred to as Jahangirnama, Tuzk-e-Jahangiri is written in Persian.
18. Autobiography of a Yogi Paramahansa Yogananda Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian yogi and guru who introduced millions of westerners to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga through this book.
19. Wandering in Many Worlds V.R.Krishna Iyer He was referred to as a conscience keeper of justice in India was a visionary and a path breaking judge.
20. Wings of Fire A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
21. En Sarithiram U.V.Swaminatha Iyer He was a Tamil scholar and researcher who is instrumental in bringing many long-forgotten works of classical Tamil literature to light.
22. Straight from the Heart Kapil Dev He captained the Indian cricket team which won the 1983 Cricket World Cup.
23. Why I Am An Atheist Bhagat Singh
24. Atmakatha Anna Chandy Anna Chandy is the first female judge
25. The Bandit Queen of India Phoolan Devi Phoolan Devi popularly known as “Bandit Queen”, was an Indian bandit and later a Member of Parliament.
26. Matters of Discretion Inder Kumar Gujral The book deals with Former Indian Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujrallife starting with partition and his moving to India and covers his public life.
27. Atmakatha Rajendra Prasad Babu Rajendra Prasad, first president of India Wrote his autobiography during his 3-year prison term in Bankipur Jail.
28. Truth, Love & a Little Malice Khushwant Singh
29. My Times J.B.Kripalani In the book, he accused his fellow members of Congress (except Ram Manohar Lohia, Mahatma Gandhi and Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan) of “moral cowardice” for accepting or submitting to plan to partition India.
30. All from Memory B.V.Acharya, Justice
31. Punjabi Century 1857-1947 Prakash Tandon He is one of the most influential business leaders in the 2nd half of the 20th century.
32. A Grain of Sand in the Hourglass of Time Arjun Singh He was an Indian politician from the Indian National Congress party. He was the Union Minister of Human Resource Development in the Manmohan Singh cabinet from 2004 to 2009.
33. The Man Who Made The Elephant Dance Verghese Kurien He is regarded as “Father of the White Revolution of India”.
34. On my Terms: From the Grassroots to the Corridors of Power Sharad Pawar
35. Ace Against Odds Sania Mirza The book was released at the hands of Shah Rukh Khan at a function in Hyderabad in July 2016.
36. A Life of an ordinary Indian – An exercise in self-importance Anil K. Rajvanshi He is a graduate of IIT Kanpur and a US trained engineer who left a lucrative career in US in early 1980s to come back and work in rural Maharashtra.
37. Akhada Saurabh Duggal Akhada: The Authorized Biography of Mahavir Singh Phogat is the 2016 autobiography of the Indian wrestling coach and amateur wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat. The book is his official autobiography by Saurabh Duggal. The story was popularised as the Hindi biographical 2016 hit film Dangal.
38. Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson It is the authorized self-titled biography book of Steve Jobs. The book was written at the request of Jobs by Walter Isaacson, a former executive at CNN and TIME.
39. Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela The book profiles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison.


40. The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank The Diary of Anne Frank, is a book of the writings from the Dutch language diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.
41. The Story of My Life Helen Keller She was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.
42. Unbreakable M.C. Mary Kom India’s best known boxer, five times World Champion and an Olympic medalist.
43. Mein Kampf Adolf Hitler The book describes the process by which Hitler became anti-Semitic and outlines his political ideology and future plans for Germany.
44. Dreams from My Father Barack Obama Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance is a memoir by Barack Obama, who was elected as U.S. President in 2008.
45. Homage to Catalonia George Orwell Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell’s personal account of his experiences and observations in the Spanish Civil War.
46. Moonwalk Michael Jackson
47. Walden Henry David Thoreau
48. I am Malala Malala Yousafzai Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize*When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl fought for her right to an education
49. Up From Slavery Booker T. Washington
50. Hard Choices Hillary Clinton


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Other Important Famous books and Authors list:

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1. Half a Rupee Stories Gulzar
2. India at Risk Jaswant Singh
3. Warrior State Pakistan in the Contemporary World TV Paul
4. My Years with Rajiv and Sonia RD Pradhan
5. An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions Amartya Sen
6. Narendra Modi : A Political Biography Andy Marino
7. My Unforgettable Memories Mamata Banerjee
8. Playing to Win Saina Nehwal
9. Train to Pakistan Khushwant Singh
10. The Lowland Jhumpa Lahiri
11. My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions Abdul Kalam
12. The Dramatic Decade Pranab Mukherjee
13. A Stamp is Born C.R. Pakrashi
14. Getting India Back on Track Bibek Debroy
15. The Making of the Great Indian Election Y Quraishi, Ex- Election Commissioner
16. Not Just an Accountant Vinod Rai (CAG)
17. The Accidental Prime Minister Sanjaya Baru
18. Crusader or Conspirator P.C.Parakh (Former Coal Secretary)
19. The Substance and the Shadow

(Biography of Dilip Kumar)

Uday Tara Nayar
20. Kiran Bedi : Kaise Bani Top Cop (Comic Book) Kiran Bedi
21. Delhi to Islamabad Bhim Singh
22. Neither a Hawk nor a Dove Khurshid M Kasuri

(Pakistan’s Ex-Foreign Minister)

23. Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
24. The adventures of
Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain
25. The fault in our stars John Green
26. The Alchemist Paulo Coelho
27. Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
28. Lord of flies William Golding
29. The Da Vinci
Dan Brown
30. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
31. The Guide R K Narayan
32. Train to Pakistan Khushwant Singh
33. Midnight’s
Salman Rushdie
34. The Night train
at Deoli
Ruskin Bond
35. Shadow Lines Amitav Ghosh
36. The Great Indian Novel Shashi Tharoor
37. The Blue Umbrella Ruskin Bond
38. The Rise Of
Theodore Roosevelt
Edmund Morris
39. The Wright Brothers David McCullough
35. Wild Swans Jung Chang
36. The Audacity
Of hope
Barack Obama
37. Tennessee Williams John Lahr
38. Open Andre Agassi


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Man Booker Prize:

The Man Booker Prize is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language and published in the UK.

David Grossman won the Booker Prize for his “A Horse Walks into a Bar” for the year 2017.

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Man Booker Prize Winners from India

Salman Rushdie (Midnight’s Children-1981)

Arundhati Roy (The God of Small Things-1997)

Kiran Desai (The Inheritance of Loss-2006)

Aravind Adiga (The White Tiger-2008)

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Pulitzer Prize:

The Pulitzer Prize is an International award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. Pulitzer Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories.

2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners

The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead (Fiction)

The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between – Hisham Matar (Autobiographies and Biographies)

Drama: Sweat Lynn Nottage

History: Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising in 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson

Poetry: Olio by Tyehimba Jess

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