It has been a good year when it comes to books and there are a lot of bestselling books of 2017 by Indian authors. Weather it was the debut book of Indo-Canadian YouTube sensation Superwoman a.k.a Lily Singh or the accounts of Mr. Raghuram Rajan in ‘I Do What I Do’ the readers have showered their love on them equally. Romance, suspense, mystery and poetry you name it and the Indians have mastered them all. Although there are a lot of authors who published their works this year, we at Chandigarh Metro decided to compile a list of the top ten bestsellers of 2017 by Indian authors.
The Sun And Her Flowers
The second book by the Indo-Canadian author The Sun and her Flowers has been one of the bestselling books of 2017. Divided into five chapters Writing, Failing, Rooting, Rising and Blooming the book has been very well received by critics. The Rupi Kaur book explores a variety of topics like loss, trauma, healing, femininity, migration and revolution. The book is available on various online portals in India and has been touted as one of the best works by Indian authors in the year 2017.
Author: Rupi Kaur
Price: 258 Rupees
How To Be A Bawse: A Guide To Conquering Life
You know when the famous YouTube sensation Superwoman writes a book then you need to read it. In her debut book she explains her career choices, her relationships and everyday annoyances. The woman who has got a People’s Choice Award along with a MTV Fandom Award to name a few and ‘How to be a bawse’ explains the tricks she used to get on the top. The highly successful YouTube star wants to share her ideas and tricks for fellow aspirants. With this book Lily Singh is giving you a definitive guide to conquering life.
Author: Lilly Singh
Price: 468 Rupees
This Is Not Your Story
If you want to know how to dream fearlessly and giving love a second chance then Savi Sharma’s ‘This is not Your Story’ is an absolute must for you. One of the highest selling books of 2017 by an Indian author explores love, ambition and family values. The characters have layers of emotions which makes the reader easily invest in them with all their hearts. The character if Shaurya leaves his CA studies to become a filmmaker in Mumbai which is pretty close to what Savi Sharma had to do in real life.
Author: Savi Sharma
Price: 100 Rupees
I Do What I Do
One of the most respected people in India Raghuram G Rajan is a well known economist and the former governor of Reserve Bank of India. His non-fiction book ‘I Do What I Do’ is a collection of his speeches and commentary that he made at the time when he held the office. This is probably one of the highly awaited books to come out in the year 2017. The book covered topics such as bad loans, unemployment, inflation and growth are some of the major things Rajan talks about in his book.
Author: Raghuram G Rajan
Price: 290 Rupees
The Boy Who Loved
There are people we all know who build walls around themselves and distance themselves from relationships with other people but somehow maybe due to a major event in their life they start to open up. Well, one such person Durjoy writes about is Raghu who has limited interactions with people around him but meets a girl named Bramhi who he falls irretrievably in love with and starts to change as a person. The dark and wonderfully realistic book is the first part of a two book series.
Author: Durjoy Dutta
Price: 140 Rupees
Forever Is A Lie
The story you write about is pretty much over by itself if you don’t have a protagonist the reader deeply cares about. Novoneel’s protagonist is a Faridabad born eighteen year old Prisha Shrivastav, who falls in love with a mysterious man who literally kills the one who love him. One of the bestselling books of 2017, Novoneel builds up the suspense in an excellent manner which holds up to the very last page of the novel itself.
Author: Novoneel Chakraborty
Price: 125 Rupees
Our Story Needs No Filter
With the student election perfectly blend in the backdrop, Sudeep writes about an old school boy Raghu who falls helplessly in love with a girl. While the people around him were trending stories on social media, Raghu was lost in books and never believed in love outside them. Meeting Ruhi in college changed all that and he finds himself trapped in troubled situations after that. Another bestseller by an Indian author, the book explores love, relationships, friendship, and the hunger for power.
Author: Sudeep Nagarkar
Price: 125 Rupees
After the success of ‘The Immortals of Meluha’ and Karan Johar going as far as announcing a movie based on that, Amish Tripathi is riding high on success. Immortal India is the first non fiction novel written by the fiction master and is a collection of his speeches, articles and debates. With his deep understanding of subjects like mythology, religion and history, you will be able to look at our country with a new outlook. Amish intends to make one understand the soul of the land cannot go anywhere even if the names change from Bharat to Hindustan to India.
Price: 125 Rupees
The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness
After 20 years of the release of her last book ‘The God of Small Things’, Arundhati Roy returns with an equally engaging ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’. One of the highest selling books of the year 2017, it explores the dark stories in the modern Indian history. The stories are told through a character Anjum whose landlord is a supervisor in intelligence services. The Godhra traini burning and the Kashmiri Pandit tragedies are all talked about in the book.
Author: Arundhati Roy
Price: 320 Rupees
These are a few bestselling books of 2017 by Indian authors but the list feels incomplete without some honourable mentions. Hit Refresh by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was very well received and managed to sell thousands of copies. Another name that comes to mind is ‘A hundred little flames’ by Preeti Shenoy which managed to stick with reader’s minds longer than the others. Sudha Murthy’s ‘Three Thousand Stitches’ was another favourite of 2017 which is a collection of real life stories which unearth both sides of the human nature.