Here's me reflecting on another year of reading books under various genres and selecting my top favourites.
As 2018 ends, I share the list of 108 book I read this year.
What are the challenges and perks of handling age-old legacies? If you come into a position of power through a position of privilege, how do you make sure that you earn respect, more so if you are a woman? These and many more questions are what Daughters of Legacy seeks to answer through the stories of twelve successful women who grew up with strong business lineages.
Ruby Lal, in this remarkable biography titled Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan, traces the rise of Mihr un-Nisa, born to a Persian noble and widow of a subversive official, who became the twentieth and most cherished wife of Emperor Jahangir, and later co-sovereign and ruler of Mughal India.
What does it mean to be a middle-class Muslim kid in India today? Talking to over a hundred children and their parents across twelve cities, Nazia Erum uncovers the shocking reality of the religious segregation that has slowly and steadily crept into the classrooms and playgrounds of India's elite schools. This is a book that should be mandatory reading on Parenting In India.
With Valentine's Day around the corner, here's a book with a hilarious look at marriage. A grandfather passes on his marital wisdom to his grandson when he gets engaged, offering valuable insights on settling into married life. This is one book that caters to all men and women - married, engaged, or single.
A celebrity memoir, by someone who considers herself only moderately famous, which gives an account of her perilous journey into fame, told with refreshing candour and wit.
My third year of reading over one hundred books between January and December 2017 and the titles that made it to my list of favourites.
The complete list of 108 books I read as part of my 2017 Reading Challenge.
A story not only about love, but of overcoming obstacles that began with being born an untouchable in India, amidst hunger and poverty, to travel 7000 miles to find and marry a Swedish woman of noble descent whom he loved.