9 Books Handpicked for You This Month (February 2020)

We know that every book has its own tale to tell. We often get lost in the characters, the plot, or the overall story while reading our favorite books.

A hobby like reading is the best for the lunch-time, coffee table reading, and the biggest stress-buster of all times!

We have handpicked a few for you this month. The list includes a blend of genres and features authors who have just stepped in the writing world and those who are masters of their subject!

Read on for our complete list of the books to read this month!

  1. The Deadly Dozen: India’s Most Notorious Serial Killers by Anirban Bhattacharyya

A schoolteacher who killed multiple paramours with cyanide; a mother who trained her daughters to kill children; a thug from the 1800s who slaughtered more than 900 people, a manservant who killed girls and devoured their body parts.

If you thought serial killers was a Western phenomenon, think again!

These bone-chilling stories in The Deadly Dozen will take you into the hearts and heads of India’s most devious murderers and schemers, exploring what made them kill and why?

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2. Sridevi: The Eternal Screen Goddess by Satyarth Nayak

Charting five decades of her larger-than-life magic, Sridevi: The Eternal Screen Goddess celebrates both the phenomenon and the person. With exclusive access to her family, friends, and co-stars in the film fraternity, Satyarth Nayak tracks Sridevi’s journey from child star to prima donna who redefined the heroine to be regarded as a legend of Indian cinema.

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3. Guru Nanak: The First Sikh Guru (Spiritual Masters) by Harish Dhillon

Guru Nanak was born 550 years ago, during a period of political and religious turmoil in India. The tension between Hindus and Muslims had escalated, leading to greater polarization of the two religions. Guru Nanak created a synthesis of Hinduism and Islam with the belief that God is one. He advocated a casteless society based on truth, brotherhood and equality. He spent twenty-three years traveling not only in India but also in Tibet, Ceylon and the Central Asian countries of Arabia, Iraq, and Iran, preaching the truth as he had perceived it and showing mankind the path to salvation. This book, part of the Spiritual Masters series, tells the fascinating story of a unique messiah who showed a gentle, peaceful, humanistic path to religion. The world has a greater need for Nanak’s message and teachings now than ever before.


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4. Future Tense by Nitasha Kaul

The son of a former militant, Fayaz is an aimless bureaucrat whose marriage to his wife Zeenat has broken down. His nephew Imran is a young student, a misfit in Srinagar, hoping to join a new kind of spectacular resistance. Shireen, the granddaughter of a spy, discovers how her painful and divisive family story is deeply intertwined with the history of Kashmir. The paths of these characters intersect and diverge in Nitasha Kaul’s tour de force novel Future Tense, which traces the competing trajectories of modernity and tradition, freedom and suffocation, and the possibility of bridging the stories of different kinds of Kashmiris.


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5. Behold, I Make All Things New: How Judaism, Christianity, and Islam affirm the dignity of queer identities and sexualities 

How Judaism, Christianity and Islam affirm the dignity of queer identities and sexualities


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6. Sixteen Stormy Days: The Story of the First Amendment of the Constitution of India by Tripurdaman Singh

Drawing on parliamentary debates, press reports, judicial pronouncements, official correspondence, and existing scholarship, Sixteen Stormy Days challenges conventional wisdom on iconic figures such as Jawaharlal Nehru, B.R. Ambedkar, Rajendra Prasad, Sardar Patel, and Shyama Prasad Mookerji, and lays bare the vast gulf between the liberal promise of India’s Constitution and the authoritarian impulses of her first government.


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7. Moustache by S. Hareesh and Jayasree Kalathil

Originally published in Malayalam as Meesha, S. Hareesh’s Moustache is a contemporary classic mixing magic, myth, and metaphor into a tale of far-reaching resonance.

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8. The Making of Hero: Four Brothers, Two Wheels and a Revolution that Shaped India by Sunil Kant Munjal

The book goes deep inside the ‘family spirit’ that brought employees, customers, channel partners, suppliers, and local communities together to create success, welfare, and well-being for millions over the past seven decades. A rare story that proves how a principle-driven organization can create exceptional value for society.


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9. SHE- Screw Silence! by Reecha Agarwal Goel

Have you heard the whispers? She woke up differently today. She smiles like she is hiding a secret. She holds her head high like she is wearing an invisible crown. The air around her is charged with confidence, strength, and courage. Have you heard the whispers? She woke up differently today. Yet it feels she has been like this always. Maybe it’s the story that has changed.


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How many of the above books you would like to read or have read? Do let us know in the comments section below!