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A Constitutional History of Jammu and Kashmir by AG Noorani; India's Economy, edited by Shankar Acharya and Rakesh Mohan; The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide by Gary J Bass, The Cambridge Book of Days by Rosemary Zanders; and Kai Chaand thay Sar-e-Aasman by Shamsur Rahman Faruqi. There are never enough hours in a day to read all one wishes to.
Chief Minister designate, Delhi
I have not had the time to read any books this year.
Mahatma Gandhi's Hind Swaraj.
senior BJP leader
The three books I read this year and liked immensely are A View From the Raisina Hill by P. Balachandran, The Case for India by Will Durant and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel by Balraj Krishna.
chief minister, Chhattisgarh
Yugandhar, based on the life of
Krishna, by Shivaji Sawant.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, chief minister
I read Achhai ki Kathinai, (a Hindi translation of The Difficulty of Being Good) by Gurucharan Das. I also read Yatharth Geeta by Shri Paramhans Swami Adgadanandji.
chief minister, Uttar Pradesh
Aligarh's First Generation: Muslim Solidarity in British India by David Lelyveld. The book explores Muslim cultural identity through the history of Aligarh Muslim University.
chief minister, Orissa
No Full Stops in India by Mark Tully
Shamsur Rahman Faruqi
The five books I'd like to mention are: Zafar and the Raj: Anglo-Mughal Delhi by Amar Farooqui; The Occult by Naiyer Masud, which I have read in Urdu many times, but the English translation has been very well-produced. I also read Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan. I'd like to mention an Urdu book, which is quite disorganised, but has a wealth of information on Hindi and Urdu films: Hindustani Film ka Aghaaz-o-Irtiqa by Alif Ansari. And my favourite was Anthony Beevor's The Second World War.
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