19 June, 2021

Word Psmiths In The City

The quest to pick 100 books that can change your life, our lives, in 2015. This list is not about the greatest books or the most popular ones.

Word Psmiths In The City
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Book Jacket On My Sleeve
Krishna Prasad
, Editor-in-Chief, Outlook: We live in interesting times, when the reading habit is growing, when aspirations associated with it are rising. Yet, the bestseller lists are revealing of the abyss that exists between what we ought to read and what we actually do. When you see a well-known German author selling his signature tome by the kilo at railway stations, you wonder if train travellers know something we don’t about the future of our Republic.

Welcome, then, to what is a somewhat unique but decidedly serious exercise: the quest to pick 100 books that can change your life, our lives, in 2015. This list is not about the greatest books or the most popular ones. This is an eclectic list of books, viewed through the Indian prism, that will enrich our lives in some rather dreary times when the sound of the doors of Liberty being shut reverberate in our ears every morning.

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