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My 12 Must-read picks in Hindi Books by HarperCollins

Hindi is one of the most beautiful languages, both to read and write. Any expression or thought gets a tad bit deeper when expressed in it and touches your heart in a different way. Over the past couple of years, I’ve successfully struck off many Hindi titles from my TBR. As a voracious reader and book reviewer today I’m sharing with you some amazing, fun, and informative Hindi Books by HarperCollins.

My 12 Must-read picks in Hindi Books by HarperCollins_avibrantpalette

Original Hindi Books By HarperCollins

Tiya – Ek Aantaryatra by Samarpan

This book is a learning experience in a witty and non-preachy way. The protagonist is a cute perky parrot called Tiya who leaves his home, the banyan tree, when an unknown voice urges him to. His journey takes him to faraway places and teaches him a lot about himself. Elements of Yoga and Vedantic philosophy have been rendered by the author beautifully.

Dopehri by Pankaj Kapur

Written by legendary theatre and film personality Pankaj Kapur, Dopehri takes you to the City of Nawabs, Lucknow. Amma Bi lives alone in a deserted haveli and is spooked by the unknown footsteps she hears every day. She takes in a woman lodger, Sabiha, for company. The book depicts how their relationship grows over time and changes Amma Bi’s world.

Jeevan Mein Udeshya Kee Khoj by R.M. Lala

Don’t we all at some point wonder about our purpose in life? This motivating work by R.M. Lala helps answer some pertinent life questions through the lives of inspiring personalities like Vinoba Bhave, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Emperor Ashoka, Abraham Lincoln, and others.

Non-fiction Hindi Books By HarperCollins

Bharat Vikhandan by Rajiv Malhotra

This powerful read discusses Indian history right from the time of the famous Dravidian movement to Independent India. While on one hand, it celebrates our diverse culture, on the other it also conveys hard truths that we must confront as a nation. It is a must-read for history and non-fiction lovers.

Arohan – Pramukh Swamiji Ke Saath Mera Adyatmik Safar by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Arun Tiwari

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam had a special relationship with Pramukh Swamiji Maharaj, a distinguished spiritual inspirational figure of modern times. Through this book, our late President has celebrated our multi-faith society and captured religious spirituality through the lives of scientists and leaders.

Annandolan: Sambhavnayein Aur Sawaal by Arunoday Prakash

Anna Hazare has been at the forefront of fighting corruption in his unique ways. His famous fast at Jantar Mantar had taken our country by storm and attracted people from all walks of life towards its purpose. Through its collection of essays and interviews, this book tries to find out the efficacy, validity, and rightness of his strategies.

Autobiographies and Biographies 

Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Dil Se by Rishi Kapoor and Meena Iyer (Translated)

Rishi Kapoor, the son of the legendary Raj Kapoor, has created a legacy of his own over the years. The quintessential ‘chocolate boy’, he played diverse roles in his long and successful career. He was known for his honesty and outspokenness. This biography with Meena Iyer captures him at his candid best and has is a real treat for his fans to know him up close.

Zero Line Par Gulzar by Ashok Bhowmick

Gulzar’s fantastic body of work has captured the fancy of many and makes one wonder about the person and thought behind it. The author has known him for years and has created the portrait of his literary life through his sensitive writings. He looks at his non-film work on concerns like politics, treachery, disasters, etc.

I Do What I Do Ka Hindi Anuvaad by Raghuram. G. Rajan (Translated)

Raghuram. G. Rajan entered the banking scene in India during very turbulent times. A respected economist, he has discussed issues that are important for growth. This book has his speeches, essays and commentaries which explain complicated economic concepts in an easy, understandable way.

Fiction Hindi Books By HarperCollins

Murder On Orient Express by Agatha Christie (Translated)

Hercule Poirot is one of Agatha Christie’s most famous and intelligently written characters. This time round he is aboard the Orient Express when a millionaire is found stabbed multiple times while his room is locked from inside. With little information to go on, he must find the murderer in case he strikes again.

Diler Mujrim: Jasusi Dunia Series by Ibne Safi

Diler Mujrim’s story is driven by lust, greed, and crime. Salim gets blood on his hands for his close relative, an ailing Nawab’s, property. However, before he can enjoy his ill-gotten fortune, the Nawab’s son who was sent young to a family friend shows up. Salim tries to get rid of him but isn’t lucky this time.

Colaba Conspiracy by Surender Mohan Pathak

Jeet Singh and his ex-girlfriend are implicated in the murder of her rich industrialist husband. Her stepchildren wipe off proof of her marriage to their father as well. How Jeet Singh clears their name forms the story of this gripping book.

Do you have any favourite Hindi titles? Have you read any of these Hindi Books by HarperCollins? Do share with me.

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10 thoughts on “My 12 Must-read picks in Hindi Books by HarperCollins

  1. Wow Varsha. I haven’t read any of these. But have watched Murder on the Orient Express.🙂You have a given a good idea about each book. If I have to gift it to some Hindi lover then I know which one to choose.

  2. It has been long that when I had read any hindi book. your post has give me many amazing options. the book on rishi kapoor’s life sounds most interesting to me. will surly try to read it.

  3. This is a wonderful list of Hindi books to read. Being a Bollywood fan, I’m interested in ‘Dopahari’ by Pankaj Kapoor. Read Khullam Khulla already in English.

  4. This is a jackpot, I am definitely going to add few of these recommendation to my soon-to-read list. I haven’t read many books in hindi before, this is going to be interesting.

  5. Wow these are really good list of books. I am not very good at reading Hindi and hence I am not sure I will be able to pick up Hindi books. I especially like the Hindi book that has Dravidian history, would have loved to have read it.

  6. I have not read any of the 12 Hindi books you recommended, yet I am intrigued to know more. I will definitely read Dopheri written by Pankaj Kapoor. Might even pick Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Dil Se by Rishi Kapoor and Meena Iyer.

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