Important Books and their Authors.

Are you Looking for a List of Important Books and Authors? In various competitive exams, Static GK questions are asked to check the general knowledge of candidates.  Books and authors is one of the most important topics of static GK and this topic is frequently asked in Exams.

List of Important Books and their Authors.

Sr.NoBooksAuthors
1. Two Year Eight Months and Twenty –Eight NightSalman Rushdie
2The Red Sari Javier Moro
3.Freedom in Exile Dalai Lama
4.My Favourite Nature StoriesRuskin Bond
5,Neither a hawk nor a dove Khurshid M Kasuari
6.Faces and Places Professor Deepak Nayyar
7.Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy Meira Kumar
8.Farishta Kapil Isapuari
9.Super EconomiesRaghav Bahal
10.China: Confucius in the ShadowPoonam Surie
11.My country My Life L. K. Advani
12.Joseph AntonSulman Rushdie
13.The Sahara TestamentsTade Ipadeola
14Narendra Modi: A Political BiographyAndy Marino
15.My Unforgettable MemoriesMamata Banerjee
16.Rationalised Roman for Kashmiri Dr. R L Bhat
17.Strictly Personal, Manmohan and Gursharan Daman Singh
18.The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001‐ 2014Carlotta Gall
19.Lal Bahadur Shastri: Lessons in Leadership Pavan Choudary
20.Walking With Giants G. Ramachandran (former Finance Secretary)
21.Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths PC Parakh
22.The Accidental Prime Minister: the making and unmaking of Manmohan SinghSanjaya Baru
23.God of Antarctica Master Yashvardhan Shukla
24.My Years with Rajiv and Sonia R.D.Pradhan
25.Khushwantnama ‐The Lessons of My Life Khushwant singh
26.Syntheism – Creating God in The Internet Age Alexander Bard
27.One Life is Not Enough Natwar Singh
28.The Lives of Others ‐Neel Mukherjee
29.My Music My Life Pt Ravi Shankar
30.I am Malala Malala Yousufzai and Christina Lamb
31.A Man and A Motorcycle, How Hamid Karzai Came to Power Bette Dam
32.True Colours Adam Gilchrist
33.Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi: An Inside Job? Faraz Ahmad
34.The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy
35.Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri
36.And then One Day: A MemoirNasiruddin Shah (Autobiography)
37. Unaccustomed EarthJhumpa Lahiri
38.LowlandJhumpa Lahiri
39.Truth Always PrevailsSadruddin Hashwani
40.Playing It My WaySachin Tendulkar and Boria Mazumder
41.Unbreakable (Autobiography of Mary Kom)Mary Kom
42.Enoch, I am a British IndianSarinder Joshua
43.Duroch ModiNomics Sameer Kochar
44.Public Issues Before ParliamentVijay Darda
45.Water, Peace, and War – Confronting the Global Water CrisisBrahma Chellaney
Ambedkar
46.Awakening India’s Social ConscienceDr. Narendra Jadhav
47. Munger through the AgesLate DP Yadav
48.Akbar – The AestheteDr. Indu Anand
49.Runs in RuinsSunil Gavaskar
50.India at Risk Jaswant Singh
51.The Narrow Road to the Deep NorthRichard Flanagan
52.Untold Story of the Indian Public SectorDr. UD Choubey
53.Final Test: Exit Sachin Tendulkar Dilip D’Souza
54.Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and PeaceLeon Panetta and Jim Newton
55.Not Just an Accountant former CAG Vinod Rai
56.Grandmaster Repertoire ‐ 1.e4 vs The French, Caro‐Kann, and PhilidorParimarjan Negi
57.A Bend in the river V.S. Naipaul
58.Dark Star: The Loneliness of Being Rajesh Khanna Gautam Chintamani
59.Half GirlfriendChetan Bhagat
60.Iqbal: The Life of a Poet, Philosopher and PoliticianBiography of Allama
Muhammad Iqbal
61.50 years of man in spaceGarik Israelien, Brian May and David J Eicher
62.Black Tornado: The Three Sieges of Mumbai 26/11Sandeep Unnithan
63. Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years ‐ Pranab Mukherjee 2014: The Election That
Changed India
Rajdeep Sardesai
64.Your Dreams Are Mine Now: She Showed him What LoveRavinder Singh
65.Born Again on the MountainArunima Sinha
66.Flood of FireAmitav Ghosh
67.30 Women in Power: Their Voices, Their StoriesNaina Lal Kidwai
68.The Courage to Act – A Memoir of a Crisis and Its AftermathBen S. Bernanke
69.To the Brink and Back: India’s 1991 StoryJairam Ramesh
70.Globalisation, Democratization and Distributive JusticeDr. Mool Chand Sharma
71. Ramcharitmanas (105-year-old Urdu copy):Shiv Brat Lal
72.Mrs Funny bonesTwinkle Khanna
73.Making India AwesomeChetan Bhagat
74.An AutobiographyJawahar Lal Nehru
75.The Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral MegacityTarun Khanna
76.R.D. Burman: The Prince of MusicKhagesh Dev Burman
77.Ghosts of CalcuttaSebastian Ortiz
78.Green Signals: Ecology, Growth, and Democracy in IndiaJairam Ramesh
79.Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh SwamijiAbdul Kalam
80.Beyond Doubt: A Dossier on Gandhi’s AssassinationTeesta Setalvad
81.Modi – Incredible emergence of a star (in Chinese language)Tarun Vijay
82.Education of MuslimsProfessor JS Rajput
83.Sourav Ganguly: Cricket, Captaincy and ControversySaptarshi Sarkar
84.Flood of fireAmitav Ghosh
85.Super EconomiesRaghav Bahl
86.Complete Story of Indian Reforms: 2G, Power & Private EnterprisePradeep Baijal
87.Unbelievable – Delhi to IslamabadProf Bhim Singh
88.Food for AllUma Lele
89.Family LifeAkhil Sharma( winner of the Folio Prize 2015)
90.Faces and PlacesProf. Deepak Nayyar
91.Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy- Speaker’s Perspective Meira Kumar
92.Editor Unplugged: Media, Magnates, Netas and MeVinod Mehta
93.Fragile Frontiers: The Secret History of Mumbai Terror AttacksSK Rath
94.Why I Assassinated GandhiNathuram Godse and Gopal Godse
95.‘Life On My Terms: From the Grassroots to the Corridors of Power Sharad Pawar
96.What Happened to Netaji?Anuj Dhar
97.Rebooting India: Realizing a Billion AspirationsNandan Nilekani
and Viral Shah
98.Interlinking of Indian RiversRadha Kant Bharati
99.Dreaming Big: My Journey to Connect IndiaSam Pitroda
100.The Courage to Act – A Memoir of a Crisis and Its AftermathBen S. Bernanke
101.Dreaming Big: My Journey to Connect IndiaDavid Chanoff
102.To the Brink and Back: India’s 1991 StoryJairam Ramesh
103.Making India AwesomeChetan Bhagat
104.Green Signals: Ecology, Growth, Democracy in IndiaJairam Ramesh
105.‘UnikCH Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra.
106.Sourav Ganguly: Cricket, Captaincy and ControversySaptarshi Sarkar
107.India Central Asia RelationsAmiya
Chandra.
108.Kashmir: The Vajpayee YearsAS Dulat and Aditya Sinha
109.37 Bridges & Other Stories Aamer Hussein
110.Who Moved My Interest Rate Duvvuri Subbarao, the former Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
111.The Unseen Indira GandhiDr. KP Mathur
112.A Life in DiplomacyMaharajakrishna Rasgotra
113.Courage & CommitmentMargaret Alva
114.MS: A life in MusicT.J.S. George
115.One Part WomanPerumal Murugan
116.Ace against OddsSania Mirza
117.“Beyond NJ 9842: The Siachen SagaNitin Gokhale
118.The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the UnthinkableAmitav Ghosh
119.Ringside With VijenderRudraneil Sengupta
120.The making of India: The untold story of British EnterprisesKartar Lalvani
121.Blood on my Hands: Confessions of Staged EncounterKishlay Bhattacharjee
122.Shashi Kapoor – the Householder, the StarAseem Chhabra
123.The Kiss of LifeEmraan Hashmi
124.Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan Sinha BiographyBharathi S Pradhan
125.A State in DenialBG Verghese
126.No Time to PausePavithra Ramesh
127.Param Vir: A War DiaryManju Lodha
128.‘Hindutva or Hind SwarajU.R. Ananthamurthy
129.Flying in High Winds: A MemoirK. Mishra
130Alphabet Soup for LoversAnita Nair
131.The Life and Death of Adolf HitlerJames Cross Giblin
132.The Story of Kashmir through the AgesArjan Nath Chaku
133.Framed As a Terrorist: My 14-Year Old Struggle to Prove My InnocenceMohammad Aamir Khan
134.Standing Guard— A year in Opposition?P Chidambaram
135.Gandhi: An Illustrated BiographyPramod Kapoor
136.That Long Silence– Shashi Deshpande
137.Fixed! Cash and Corruption in CricketShantanu Guha Ray
138.Standing On An Apple BoxAishwarya Dhanush
139.Who was Shivaji?Govind Pansare
140.The Z FactorSubhash Chandra
141,The Ministry of Utmost HappinessArundhati Roy
142.The Birds of Banni GrasslandHon’ble PM Narendra Modi
143.Age of Anger: A history of the PresentPankaj Mishra
144.Son of ThundercloudEasterine Kire
145.Lincoln in the BardoGeorge Saunders
146.Inside Parliament: Views from the front rowDerek O’Brien
147.The SelloutPaul Beatty
148.A brief history of Seven killingsMarlon James
149.A horse walks into a barDavid Grossman
150.The Ibis TrilogyAmitav Ghosh
151.Selection dayAravind Adiga
152.Death under the Deodars Ruskin Bond
153.An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in IndiaShashi Tharoor
154.India Shastra: Reflections of the Nation in our timeShashi Tharoor
155.Democrats and DissentersRamachandra Guha
156.I Do What I DoRaghuram Rajan
157.The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi DecadePranab Mukherjee
158.The Turbulent Years: 1980 – 1996Pranab Mukherjee
159.Thoughts and ReflectionsPranab Mukherjee
160.Indira: India’s most powerful Prime MinisterSagarika Ghose
161.Why Growth MattersJagadish Bhagawati
162.India’s Tryst with DestinyJagadish Bhagawati
163.An Uncertain Glory: India and its contradictionsAmartya Sen and Jean Dreze
164.The Country of First BoysAmartya Sen
165.Gandhi before IndiaRamachandra Guha
166.Scion of IkshvakuAmish
167.Sita: Warrior of MithilaAmish
168.A Manifesto For ChangeDr A.P.J Abdul Kalam
169.Advantage India: From Challenge to OpportunityDr A.P.J Abdul Kalam
170.Beyond 2020: A Vision for Tomorrow’s IndiaDr A.P.J Abdul Kalam
171.Pathways to GreatnessDr A.P.J Abdul Kalam
172.The Mother I Never KnewSudha Murthy
173.Serpent’s RevengeSudha Murthy
174.Percy Jackson and the Olympians SeriesRick Riordan
175.The Girl on the TrainPaula Hawkins
176.Diary of a Wimpy KidJeff Kinney
177.Fifty Shades SeriesE.L. James
178.And the Mountains EchoedKhaled Hosseini
179.War & PeaceLeo Tolstoy

In this post we have covered all the Important Books and Authors which are frequently asked in various competitive exams

Leave a Comment