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Oct 16, 2009 at 04:24pm IST

Wendy Doniger, Hilary Mantel top authors

New Delhi: Wendy Doniger's The Hindus: An Alternative History topped the non-fiction section of the bestseller list this week while Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel topped the fiction group.

The top 10 in each section are as follows:


GOOD TO READ: Wendy Doniger's The Hindus: An Alternative History topped the non-fiction section this week.

1. The Hindus: An Alternative History

Author: Wendy Doniger

Publisher: Penguin Viking

Price: Rs.999.00

2. The Difficulty of Being Good: On The Subtle art of Dharma

Author: Gurcharan Das

Publisher: Penguin Allen Lane

Price: Rs.699.00

3. The Idea of Justice

Author: Amartya Sen

Publisher: Penguin Allen Lane

Price: Rs.699.00

4. Making Sense of Pakistan

Author: Farzana Shaikh

Publisher: Foundation Books

Price: Rs.499.00

5. Seeds of Terror: The Taliban, The ISI and The New Opium Wars

Author: Gretchen Peters

Publisher: Hachette

Price: Rs.495.00

6. The Alqaeda Connection

Author: Imtiaz Gul

Publisher: Penguin Books

Price: Rs.499.00

7. Imagining India: Ideas for The New Century

Author: Nandan Nilekani

Publisher: Penguin Allen Lane

Price: Rs.699.00


8. Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence

Author: Jaswant Singh

Publisher: Rupa

Price: Rs.695.00

9. Chasing The Dragon: Will India Catch Up with China?

Author: M. Guruswamy and Z.D. Singh

Publisher: Pearson

Price: Rs.650.00

10. Delhi Adventures in a Megacity

Author: Sam Miller

Publisher: Penguin Viking

Price: Rs.499.00


1. Wolf Hall

Author: Hilary Mantel

Publisher: Fourth Estate, London

Price: 7.99 pounds (Rs.609)

2. The Lost Symbol

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Bantam Press

Price: Rs.699.00

3. Summertime

Author: J.M. Coetzee

Publisher: Harvill Secker, London

Price: 8.75 pounds (Rs.673)

4. In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

Author: Daniyal Mueenuddin

Publisher: Random House (India)

Price: Rs.395.00

5. Electric Feather: The Tranquebar Book of Erotic Stories

Author: Ruchir Joshi

Publisher: Tranquebar

Price: Rs.395.00

6. 2 States The Story of My Marriage

Author: Chetan Bhagat

Publisher: Rupa

Price: Rs.95.00

7. The Children's Book

Author: A.S. Byatt

Publisher: Chatto and Windows

Price: 6.25 pounds (Rs.498)

8. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Author: Stieg Larsson

Publisher: Quercus

Price: Rs.299.00

9. The Englishman's Cameo

Author: Madhulika Liddle

Publisher: Hachette

Price: Rs.295.00

10. The Angel's Game

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Publisher: Weidenfield and Nicolson

Price: Rs.495.00