Bestseller Books In India 2012

Books reading culture in very famous in India. Many books are published in year 2012 in India. Here is the list of 12 bestsellers books in India for year 2012 :

1)Poor Little Rich Slum :

Book Summary of Poor Little Rich Slum

One little two little three little Indians, four little five little six little Indians, seven little eight little nine little Indians… One million little Indian entrepreneurs.

These are the stories of the little people who make up the Big Idea of Dharavi.

A slum of energy, enterprise and hope.
Where every hand is busy, every head held high.
Where people could be miserable but choose to be happy.
A choice each of us can make.

About the Author
Rashmi Bansal is the best-selling author of Stay Hungry Stay Foolish, Connect the Dots and I Have a Dream. Her books have sold over half a million copies and been translated into ten languages. She is currently searching for stories for her next book.

Deepak Gandhi is a management consultant, speaker and teacher, with an abiding interest in the social sector. In a pro- fessional career spanning three decades, he has worked with NDDB, Tata Steel and UNDP. Deepak currently divides his time between India and Canada.

Dee Gandhi is self-taught freelance photographer who practices ‘no price tag’ photography. He is currently making many many people happy with beautiful photographs and making enough ‘fair profit’ to quit the retrace.

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Rating : 4 /5

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2) The Krishna Key :

Book Summary of The Krishna Key

Five thousand years ago, there came to earth a magical being called Krishna, who brought about innumerable miracles for the good of mankind. Humanity despaired of its fate if the Blue God were to die but was reassured that he would return in a fresh avatar when needed in the eventual Dark Age—the Kaliyug.

In modern times, a poor little rich boy grows up believing that he is that final avatar.

Only, he is a serial killer.

In this heart-stopping tale, the arrival of a murderer who executes his gruesome and brilliantly thought-out schemes in the name of God is the first clue to a sinister conspiracy to expose an ancient secret—Krishna’s priceless legacy to mankind.

Historian Ravi Mohan Saini must breathlessly dash from the submerged remains of Dwarka and the mysterious lingam of Somnath to the icy heights of Mount Kailash, in a quest to discover the cryptic location of Krishna’s most prized possession. From the sand-washed ruins of Kalibangan to a Vrindavan temple destroyed by Aurangzeb, Saini must also delve into antiquity to prevent a gross miscarriage of justice. Ashwin Sanghi brings you yet another exhaustively researched whopper of a plot, while providing an incredible alternative interpretation of the Vedic Age that will be relished by conspiracy buffs and thriller-addicts alike.

About The Author
Ashwin Sanghi is one of the well known writers in the Indian literary scene, and an author of thriller fiction. He shot to fame through his first release, The Rozabal Line. His books are characterized by extensive research, and they’re fast paced political or historical thrillers.

Sanghi’s first novel, The Rozabal Line, was self-published in 2007 under his pseudonym, Shawn Haigins. The theological thriller based upon the theory that Jesus died in Kashmir was subsequently published by Westland in 2008 in India under his own name and went on to become a bestseller, remaining on national bestseller lists for several months. His second novel, Chanakya’s Chant, a political thriller with roots in ancient Mauryan history, shot to the top of almost every bestseller list in India within a few weeks of its launch. The novel went on to win the Crossword-Vodafone Popular Choice Award 2010, film producer UTV acquired the movie rights to the book and the book remained on AC Nielsen’s Top-10 throughout 2011-12. The Krishna Key, Sanghi’s third novel, is a furiously-paced and riveting thriller that explores the ancient secrets of the Vedic age and the Mahabharata.

Ashwin is an entrepreneur by profession but writing historical fiction in the thriller genre is his passion and hobby. Ashwin was educated at the Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai, and St Xavier’s College, Mumbai. He holds a masters degree from Yale and is working towards a Ph.D. in Creative Writing. Ashwin lives in Mumbai with his wife, Anushika, and his son, Raghuvir.

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Rating : 4.2/5

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3) You Can Sell :

Book Summary of You Can Sell

Turn Nos into Yeses
Master the art of selling with Integrity
If you want to:

  • Gain success and avoid pitfalls
  • Meet and exceed your goals
  • Establish credibility and grow
  • Gain a competitive edge
  • Learn the qualities of a winning professional

This book is for you!

Anyone who sells a product, service or an idea is a salesperson

Who is not selling?

  • Candidate at a job interview
  • A boy and girl proposing to get married
  • A politician making speeches to get votes
  • A lawyer arguing his client’s case in court

Aren’t we all selling?

YOU CAN SELL addresses time-tested principles which make a successful sales professional. The word used is ‘principles’ and not ‘tactics’. Because tactics are manipulative whereas principles are based on the foundation of integrity. Many times you hear people saying that to succeed you need to learn the ‘tricks of the trade’. This is not true. This book is different!

About the Authors
MR. SHIV KHERA is the founder of Qualified Learning Systems Inc. USA. An Author, Educator, Business Consultant and successful Entrepreneur, he is a much sought-after speaker.

He inspires and encourages people, making them realize their true potential. He has taken his dynamic personal messages to opposite sides of the globe, from the U.S. to Singapore. His 30 years of research, understanding and experience have helped people on the path of personal growth and fulfillment.

Mr. Khera is the author of 12 books including international bestseller “You Can Win”, which has sold over 2 million copies in 16 languages. His other books are creating new records. His clients include GM, IBM, HP, Citigroup, HSBC, Canon, Nestle, Philips and many more.

His Trademark is
“Winners don’t do different things. They do things differently.” – SHIVKHERA

RATING : 4/5

4) Don’t Lose Your Mind Lose Your Weight :

Book Summary of Don’t Lose Your Mind Lose Your Weight

What’s the difference between a fashionable/trendy girl and the rest?

A trendy girl is always comfortable in her own skin!

So how do you shed those annoying extra pounds and boost up your self esteem by a few notches?

From following rigorous dieting routines to sweeping people away with their charm and grace, you can always trust celebrities to make the right choices. For this reason, it’s hardly surprising when people look for diets and workout routines from their favorite celebrities so that they can implement these in their lives.

Thanks to her status as a star dietician who’s worked with the cream of the Bollywood crop, Rujuta Diwekar lets out some secrets through her book Don’t Lose Your Mind Lose Your Weight. The book serves as a bible for those who’re intent on losing weight – without giving up on their sinful food cravings. In her book, Rujuta delves into the details of her experiences while working with A List stars, and how you can lose weight without resorting to crash diets.

A must-read book for every health conscious individual, Don’t Lose Your Mind Lose Your Weight can help you tailor the perfect diet, one that celebrities swear by.

About the Author
Rujuta Diwekar is a fitness expert with extensive experience in sports, yoga and nutrition. Voted as the ‘Best Personal Trainer’ in the year 2005, she is one of the top dieticians in the country and is known for having worked with the who’s who of Bollywood and popular businessmen like Anil Ambani, Amrita Arora, Konkona Sen Sharma and Saif Ali Khan.

The author has another book to her name: Women and the Weight Loss Tamasha, which was released in the year 2011.

Before starting off on her star studded career, Rujuta completed a Sports Nutrition course in Australia and a postgraduate course in SNDT College.

RATING : 4.4/5

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5) The Time Keeper :

Book Summary of The Time Keeper

From the inspirational author of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most heartfelt novel yet, The Time Keeper–the compelling tale of the first man on earth to count the hours. The man who became Father Time. In this stunning new novel, the inventor of the world’s first clock is punished for trying to measure time. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more years for themselves. At last, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time. He returns to our world–now dominated by the obsession with time he so innocently began–and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so. Gripping, simply told and filled with deep human truth, this unforgettable story will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time, how they spend it and how precious it truly is.

About the Author
An internationally renowned best-selling author of nine books, Mitch Albom is a journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician.

RATING : 4.6/5

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6) You Can Heal Your Life :

Book Summary of You Can Heal Your Life

You Can Heal Your Life, a New York Times bestseller, is a self-help book that focuses on physical well being through mental training. Louise L. Hay explains how thoughts are the main driving force of one’s body’s mechanism, in order to drive home the point of mental healing.

Thoughts and acts have an impact on how the human body learns to interpret and interact with the world. Hay provides practical guidance on how to get rid of one’s negative thoughts and unlock the mind’s potential to heal any illness. She also shows how negative thoughts build up and create negative energy that blocks and prevents people from making their lives better.

The author firmly believes that thoughts shape human lives. She uses her own experience to help readers, and gives out snippets of her personal struggle. Hay was diagnosed with cancer, but she states that she applied the techniques described in the book to cure herself. She attempts to show the readers how it is possible to use the strength of their thoughts in positive ways, to heal illnesses and make life better for themselves.

About the Author
Louise L. Hay is a renowned author of self-help books, and she is the founder of the publishing company, Hay House. She has written several books on the power of thoughts to improve one’s health and quality of life.

She has written other self-help books, including The Power is Within You, Loving Thoughts for Increasing Prosperity, 101 Ways to Health and Healing, Meditations To Heal Your Life, and Power Thoughts: 365 Daily Affirmations.

Louise L. Hay was born in 1925 in Los Angeles, California. Her most successful book is You Can Heal Your Life, which was published in 1984.

RATING : 4.7/5

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7) Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations

Book Summary of Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations

Quantitative Aptitude is a book that’s popular among every student who’s registered for competitive exams or job interviews. It remains a bestseller till date, mainly because of its comprehensive nature.

Often considered as the absolute bible for every aspirant, Quantitative Aptitude by R. S. Aggarwal helps students prepare for competitive exams and job interviews. The book covers an array of topics and its content is split across two sections: Arithmetic Ability and Data Interpretation.

The book features extensive examples and exercises that cover topics like HCF/LCM, Decimal Fractions, Profit and Loss, Time and Distance, Chain Rule, Surds and Indices, Age Problems, Simple and Compound Interest, Probability, Heights and Distances, Volume and Surface Areas and Permutations and Combinations under the broad umbrella of Arithmetic Ability.

Topics covered under Data Interpretation include Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Tabulation and Pie Charts.

This is the perfect handbook for every student as the examples are easy to comprehend.

About The Author
R.S. Aggarwal was born in the city of Delhi. A graduate from Kirorimal College in Delhi, he then took on a position in N.A.S. College as a teacher following his post graduation in Mathematics in the year 1969.

Table Of Contents
Section- I Arithmetical Ability

    1. Numbers
    2. H.C.F. & L.C.M. of Numbers
    3. Decimal Fractions
    4. Simplification
    5. Square Roots & Cube Roots
    6. Average
    7. Problems on Numbers
    8. Problems on Ages
    9. Surds & Indices
    10. Percentage
    11. Profit & Loss
    12. Ratio & Proportion
    13. Partnership
    14. Chain Rule
    15. Time & work
    16. Pipes & Cistern
    17. Time & Distance
    18. Problems on Trains
    19. Boats & Streams
    20. Alligation or Mixture
    21. Simple Interest
    22. Compound Interest
    23. Logarithms
    24. Area
    25. Volume & Surface Areas
    26. Races & Games of Skill
    27. Calendar
    28. Clocks
    29. Stocks & Shares
    30. Permutations & Combinations
    31. Probability
    32. True Discount
    33. Banker’s Discount
    34. Heights & Distances
    35. Odd Man Out & Series

Section- II Data Interpretation

    36. Tabulation
    37. Bar Graphs
    38. Pie Charts
    39. Line Graphs
RATING : 4.3/5

8) The Immortals of Meluh :

Book Summary of The Immortals of Meluha

Shiva, one of the chief Hindu deities, is portrayed in an entirely different light in Amish Tripathi’s debut novel, The Immortals of Meluha. The first book of The Shiva Trilogy, The Immortals of Meluha charts Shiva’s journey from the mountains with his Tibetan tribesmen to the kingdom of Meluha, which is occupied by the Suryavanshis, a race of people who are descendants of Lord Ram and live along the banks of the River Saraswati.

When an episode involving the preserving drug somras leaves his throat blue, Shiva is hailed as the ‘Mahadev’ according to an ancient prophecy, the man who’ll lead the Suryavanshis to victory against the Chandravanshis. Caught in the middle of a tense conflict, Shiva must now make some quick decisions to save Meluha from the wrath of the evil Chandravanshis and their twisted and disfigured assassins, The Nagas.

Will Shiva be able to rise to the occasion and save the clan of the Suryavanshis?

Why does the Princess Sati shy away from speaking to him every single time?

Who are the Nagas, and why are they assisting the Chandravanshis?

Set in 1990 B.C., the book takes readers on an imaginative and exciting journey through Amish’s world.

Upon its release, The Immortals of Meluha received positive reviews from critics. It became a surprise bestseller in the first week of its release.

About the Author
Amish Tripathi is an Indian author who resides in the city of Mumbai.

After his initial novel, The Immortals of Meluha, Tripathi followed it up with a sequel and another bestseller, The Secret of the Nagas.

As a writer, Tripathi explains the concept of Karma and reincarnation in his books with succinct ease. He’s often commended for his meticulous research, which contributes to making his books very interesting.

Amish hails from Mumbai, and is an alumnus of IIM Kolkata. He was employed in the financial service industry for 14 years before he took up writing.

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RATING : 4.2/5

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9 ) Angel of the Dark :

Book Summary of Angel of the Dark

The master storyteller’s legacy continues.

An elusive and shadowy killer is on the prowl, codenamed the Angel of Death.

When an elderly multimillionaire is found brutally murdered in Hollywood, and his young wife raped and beaten, the police assume the motive is robbery. Unable to find the perpetrators, the case is eventually closed. A decade later, in different cities around the globe – St Tropez, London and Hong Kong – three almost identical killings take place within 5 years of each other. In all cases the victim is male, wealthy, elderly and newly married, and his wife is found at the scene either raped or assaulted. At first it is thought they might be copycat killings, but it soon becomes clear that this is one killer, moving around the globe and changing her identity over many years.

Codenamed Angel of Death by the police, is she avenging some long-forgotten misdeed, or does she have other motives? Who will be her next victim, and how can the Angel of Death be prevented from striking again?

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RATING : 3.9/5

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10) The Casual Vacancy :

Book Summary of The Casual Vacancy

When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.

Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.

Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…Pagford is not what it first seems.

And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.

About The Author
J.K. Rowling
is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories, translated into 74 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films. She has also written two small volumes, which appear as the titles of Harry’s schoolbooks within the novels. Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them and Quid ditch Through the Ages were published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books in March 2001 in aid of Comic Relief. In December 2008, The Tales of Beedle the Bard was published in aid of the Children’s High Level Group, and quickly became the fastest selling book of the year.

As well as an OBE for services to children’s literature, J.K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees including the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, France’s Légion d’Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and she has been a Commencement Speaker at Harvard University USA. She supports a wide number of charitable causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children.

RATING: 3.9/5

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11) Life Is What You Make It :

Book Summary of Life Is What You Make It

How would you react if destiny shook the entire world around you and set you on a new path? What if it would put you in a place, which would change your entire course of life? The question is, would you run, fight or would you gladly accept life?

Sprawled across the early 80s, ‘Life is what you make It’ unravels all these questions through the protagonist, Ankita Sharma’s life.

Ankita is the most happening person in her college and she knows her way around. She is good looking, young, smart and has a number of boys who swoon over her. Life in college is a dream that every youngster sees and Ankita manages to gain admission to a reputed management school. All is well.

What follows next?

Six months down the lane, she is admitted to a mental health hospital as a patient. How did things take such a bad turn? Will she be able to lead a normal life?

Life Is What You Make It is a tale of the indomitable human spirit. It is a tale of how Ankita fights back at life, which has snatched her most precious years. This is a deeply inspiring and moving account of her life and the immense power that faith holds. It shows you how you can overcome challenges even if destiny pushes you back.

This book is a love story at its heart that kicks up questions about the perception of sanity and shows us that life is what you make out of it.

About the Author
Preeti Shenoy did her schooling all over India, due to her father’s regular job transfers. This inspired her to take up Sociology during her graduation. She started blogging in the year 2006 and soon got an offer to contribute regularly for Times of India and other popular dailies including Reader’s Digest too. She has also written 34 Bubblegums and Candies and Tea for two and a piece of Cake.

Writing Style
Preeti Shenoy has an impeccable sense of carrying a story and keeps it straight and simple. She delves into the mysterious psyche of her characters and flawlessly pictures it. Her books have been widely read throughout the country.

RATING : 3.9/5

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12) The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People :

Book Summary of The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People

With his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey initiated a shift in the focus of self-help books written in the 20th Century.

In the book, Stephen Covey lists seven habits that each person should develop in order to be effective. These are sequential steps that need to be carefully followed for overall personal development. His philosophy states that our characters are shaped by our habits which include three major things:

Skills – They give us the ability to put our knowledge to practical use
Knowledge – It provides the necessary information and forethought
Desire – A key motivating factor, it serves as the catalyst for all human actions

In a time when more emphasis was laid on character and problem solving rather than on personality development and related techniques, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People brought in a fresh perspective towards the path to success. Covey’s book integrates both character and personality ethics together, for a person to be successful.

In his book, Covey stresses on the fact that a society where individuals are wholly  independent and individualistic would not be effective in the long run. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People focuses on teamwork rather than individual development.

Out of the seven habits outlined, the first three encourage independence so that you can understand yourself. The next three habits focus on working in a cooperative environment. The seventh and final habit focuses on renewal, that is, constantly trying to improve all aspects of your character and personality.

One of the most popular books on personal development, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has sold over 15 million copies in many languages worldwide.

About the Author
Stephen Covey is a professor and a writer who’s published many books on personality development and leadership skills.

He has written books on Personal Development like Follow-ups to The Seven Habits and The 8th Habit.

Covey lays out his ideas in a concise and effective manner and presents them in stages so that they’re easy to understand and implement.

He and his wife Sandra live in Utah with their family. He has received several awards, including The 1994 International Entrepreneur of the Year Award and The Sikh’s 1998 International Man of Peace Award. Covey is an alumnus of Harvard University. He holds a post-graduate degree in management, besides a Doctorate in Religious Education from Brigham Young University.

RATING : 4.3/5

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