A famous author once said, India has more writers than readers. Every year, the country is churning out thousands of writers. Unfortunately, only a few get all the limelight. If we are ask the common folks to name some Indian Authors they would probably say – Chetan Bhagat. Some would say Amish Tripathi, Aravind Adiga, Amitav Ghosh etc.
But how many of us know we’ve got writers on every nook and corner of the country who surprise the audience with something new. These writers would come up with a collection of poetry or a thriller novel or even talking about a political fiasco.
Thought Habitat has the privilege of recognizing a few of them throughout 2021 and here they are.
Life: An Existential Cocktail by Bienu Varma Vaghela
Bienu Varma Vaghela is a debutant author. She expressed her inner feelings with her poetry book – Life: An Existential Cocktail (written in English). Most importantly, this poetry collection garnered rave reviews from readers across India and even worldwide.
Wish to know more about the book? Then click here.
Arthamedha by Kapil Arya
We often read books on wealth accumulation from foreign authors. However, we often forget that there are Indians who have set benchmarks for robust wealth accumulation. As a matter of fact, Arthamedha (written in Hindi) by Kapil Arya is a testimony to this fact.
Learn more about Arthamedha and the author in an exclusive interview by Thought Habitat.
Who are you (Hindi) by Ankita Thakur
Great writers emerge from every nook and corner of the country. However, with the right platform and support writers were not motivated. Pratilipi came as a boon for writers in small towns by digitally publishing their written work.
Ankita Thakur is one among them. Her book – Who are you written in Hindi garnered more attention and is one of the most unique stories ever written. She received rave reviews and inspired more such people to write through Pratilipi.
Learn more about Ankita Thakur and her books in this exclusive interview.
Azad: The Invincible by Babu Krishnamurthy
Chandrashekhar Azad is a freedom fighter who is widely known for Kakori train robbery and the legislative assembly bombing of 1929. But there is more to it that we all are not aware of. This book by Babu Krishnamurthy a biographical novel translated from Kannada to English by Manjula Tekal.
This book aims at building a comprehensive portrait of the independence revolutionary through anecdotes, letters, his contemporaries’ biographical references, and news sources from pre-Independence India. All these references did aw the audience on the work carried out by Azad for India’s Independence.
Learn more about the book here.
Blood Sanders – The Great Forest Heist by Sudhakar Reddy Udumala
Veerappan was not the only criminal who was responsible for smuggling sandalwood. In the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh too a large nexus was working and indulged in the great forest heist. Sudhakar Reddy Udumala, a senior journalist with three decades of experience in crime reporting penned this book. Honourable Chief Justice of India N V Ramana came forward to launch the same and the facts mentioned in the book are far from disturbing.
Read more about the book here.
Balakot Air-Strike How India Avenged Pulwama by Manan Bhatt
Manan Bhatt, a celebrated veteran navy officer authored the book – Balakot Air-Strike: How India Avenged Pulwama Attack. This book was published by Garuda Prakashan and turned out to be an engaging tale for the readers.
Most importantly, someone with a nationalistic sentiment would have loved this book as it talks about the planning and execution of the Balakot Air-Strike.
Listen to the one on one interview of Author Manan Bhatt.
No Reference Point by JVC Sreeram
The bestseller of 2020, turned out to be most sought after book in 2021 as well. While the Government of India headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is embarking on the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive, the opposition and certain radical elements are creating fear among the public.
The best example is that of vaccine hesitancy, vaccine exports and vaccine shortage to name a few. JVC Sreeram, a political commentator, and motivational speaker debunked the myth on all these fear-mongering aspects with the right data. As we entered the second wave in mid-2021, No Reference Point became the actual reference material for many in tackling the pandemic.
Listen to the interview of JVC Sreeram in this link.
Future Looks Promising
As we are entering a new year, Thought Habitat is all set to promote more Indian authors. Starting from January till December 2022, the year is going to see a lot of interesting conversations with authors.
Keep watching this space for more.
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