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At Mughalsarai Station They Sat Down To Read

In the year of the iPad, thousands clung to their yen for the printed word. Outlook looks at the books that are worthy of cracked spines and dog-eared pages.

At Mughalsarai Station They Sat Down To Read

Non-Fiction Bestsellers of 2010

  • You Can Sell by Shiv Khera (Rupa)—1,00,000 copies*
  • Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight by Rujuta Diwekar (Random House)—81,000
  • Kaun Banega Crorepati Ed. by Siddhartha Basu (Rupa)—50,000
  • Text and Context: Quran and Contemporary Challenges by Arif Mohammed Khan (Rupa)—45,000
  • Annual Horoscope 2011 by Sandeep Kataria (Full Circle)—39,000
  • Simply Fly by Captain G.R. Gopinath (HarperCollins)—30,000
  • Ambani & Sons by Hamish McDonald (Roli Books)—26,000
  • Small Wonder: The Making of the Nano by Philip Chacko, Sujata Agarwal and Christabelle Noronhna (Westland)—25,000
  • Super Power? The Amazing Race Between China’s Hare and India’s Tortoise by Raghav Bahl (Penguin)—21,800
  • Songs of Blood and Sword: A Daughter’s Memoir by Fatima Bhutto (Penguin)—21,000
  • Shobhaa at Sixty: Secrets of Getting It Right by Shobhaa De (Hay House)—19,500
  • Absolute Khushwant: The Low-Down on Life, Death and Most Things In-Between by Khushwant Singh, Humra Quraishi (Penguin)—19,000
  • Before Memory Fades by Fali S. Nariman (Hay House)—19,000
  • Makers of Modern India by Ramachandra Guha (Penguin)—17,000
  • TATA: Evolution of a Corporate Brand by Morgan Witzel (Penguin)—16,000

Fiction Bestsellers Of 2010

  • 2 States: The Story of My Marriage by Chetan Bhagat (Rupa) —10,00,000 copies*
  • Thereby Hangs a Tale by Jeffrey Archer (Pan Macmillan)—93,000
  • The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi (Westland)—60,000
  • The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (Random House)—58,000
  • After the Darkness by Sidney Sheldon (HarperCollins)—55,000
  • The Confession by John Grisham (Random House)—54,000
  • Theodore Boone by John Grisham (Hachette)—50,426
  • The White Tiger (PB Edition) by Aravind Adiga (Harper Collins)—50,000
  • The Cobra by Frederick Forsyth (Random House)—40,800
  • Johnny Gone Down by Karan Bajaj (HarperCollins)—40,000
  • Fall of Giants by Ken Follett (Pan Macmillan)—40,000
  • Ben 10 Alien Force: War of the Worlds by Charlotte Fullerton (Scholastic)—39,900
  • Right Fit Wrong Shoe by Varsha Dixit (Rupa)—35,000
  • Dork: The Incredible Adventures of Robin ‘Einstein’ Varghese by Sidin Vadukut (Penguin)—26,000
  • The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stepheni Meyer (Hachette)— 25,515
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