Gone are the days when literature used to be a subject of elites and optimates. With the passage of time, the cascading boundaries of literature stretched their wing to the common masses. Not just the reading habits reached to every possible place of the world but also the theme of literature got its passage from praising the kings & queens to portraying the struggles of the mere mortals. The theme of literature in modern times infused a sense of belongingness to each and every one. At this juncture, we are bringing you a list of ten such Indian books that are redefining modern literature.
- Strangers She Never Met by Indranil Roy
An infectiously plausible thriller with the heart at the right place; ‘Strangers She Never Met’ is one of the most thought-provocative books. The fast-paced storyline is dynamic and smooth with a concrete plot, supplemented by excellent narration. The unexpected twists and turns in the plot keep the readers engrossed till the very end. It is a story of lies and deceit, of manipulation and trickery pitted against the sacrifice, valor, and dedication of Afreen and Karan. Afreen loses everyone she ever loved while trying to prevent a terrorist attack and eventually finds herself alone, caught in the web of a vicious plot. She shows unparalleled courage and fights hard to survive. Karan’s brilliant investigative mind gradually unravels the vile conspiracy against the nation. But does he succeed in preventing the terrorist attack? With ample doses of empathy, emotion, violence, mystery and suspense ‘Strangers She Never Met’ is tailor-made for big-screen adaptation and deservingly secures a place in this elite list.
- The Infinite Road by Shefali Arora
The award-winning masterpiece, ‘The Infinite Road’ by Shefali Arora is an emotional ride that highlights the prejudice that we bear against the physically disabled and underprivileged section of society. The masterpiece touches the various facades of love and belongingness along with the taboo attached with the adoption of a child in our society.
Alunkrita and Anokhi walk together in this journey, and the path is dotted with various hurdles and crossroads. While Alunkrita sets on a mission to give a direction to Anokhi’s future, her own life gets enveloped in predicaments. The book is about hope, positivity, making the right choices, and most importantly, following your instinct. Narrated from the perspective of the protagonist and the little disabled girl, the story is a plethora of emotions, which will surely captivate your heart and deservingly secures a place in this elite list.
- Cacophony To Symphony by Ankit Khemka
Cacophony to Symphony by Ankit Khemka is a step-by-step guide to transform the software product development shop from chaos to order, from discord to harmony. It walks you through the proven techniques to build software in a much simplified and efficient manner by mitigating, maneuvering through the uncertainties and complexities of the software ecosystem. The book plunges into the crucial facets of the software engineering voyage, which are typically overlooked in a rush to create and deliver products faster. It serves a single point of reference for anyone who plans to venture into a start-up or set up a product development garage from scratch. It is also useful for the small and medium-sized product companies aspiring to shift gears and grow exponentially with better market relevance and sustenance. The book with its different treatment of the subject secures a place in this elite list.
- Miracles Through My Eyes by Dinesh Sahya
The non-fiction masterpiece; “Miracles Through My Eyes” is a result of personal experiences and analysis of various events by Dinesh Sahya. Witnessing miracles while leading life, Mr. Dinesh learned the art of creation while analyzing minutely the events of life which was a product of Cause and Effect Theory. ‘Enlighten the Lamp of your Fortune’; a program designed by the authors was quite popular among his friends and peers. Ranging from how to lead one’s life, Mr. Dinesh has beautifully elaborated the use of Power of Mind & Words along with the various do’s and don’ts necessary for a person. The book with the potential to bring a 360-degree change in our life deserves a place in this elite list.
- Fall Can’t Cease The Springs by Jatinder Aulakh
The quest for identity and the desire to understand the myths of life have always been the subject of central concern for human beings. This quest is what leads to a person questioning his identity and purpose in this life and God’s motives behind their birth. “Fall Can’t Cease the Springs” by Jatinder Aulakh is a step forward in the exploration of this question of identity, which a person faces and wants to understand by taking a plunge into the world of spirituality. Although the essence of Aulakh’s book may seem to be more or less spiritual for the readers, when the question of identity creeps in, the work also takes the frame of an existential narrative for a brief while. The various pictures inculcated in the book helps us not to just navigate through the photos but also understand the visuals which the author creates through his words which makes its place deserving in this elite list.
- Kismet or Karma… Unleash The Mystery by Pooja Agrawal
An intertwined tale of four individuals; the riveting masterpiece by Pooja Agrawal dwindles between fate or Karma which could plausibly dictate their future. In this fast-paced world, various events catapult the lives of four individuals, intertwining them deeply where Ansh finds a girl on an island in adverse conditions, and Trisha is deeply infatuated with Rohan to the point of obsession. On the other hand, Maaya has a deep connection with Rohan as well as Ansh and we are left to ponder for the most part of the story whether Rohan is in love with Trisha, Maya, or someone else? The thrilling masterpiece lets us immerse into their topsy-turvy lives are driven by their fate or actions. How some decisions never give us a second chance or our lives ever return to normal after facing abnormal events? This engaging read surely deserves a place in this elite list.
- Silent Murder by Nupur Luthra
The quiet, coastal town of New York holds a secret. Nick has the perfect life working in the White House and loving with his wife Bridget. However, when he discovers that his grandfather is not who he thinks he is, things are not the same anymore. A secret about a murderer leaves Nick with some startling questions about what could have happened and is determined to find some answers. Nick is confused and yet angry. He is intrigued by his grandfather, who seems to be hiding the truth. As he looks for answers, someone from his past is back in his life. Will Nick ever find out the truth or will it remain a secret forever? The first murder mystery novel by the seasoned author Nupur Luthra with the captivating story surely deserves a place in this elite list.
- The Broken Pendant by Dr. Nalli Ramya
A unique tale that revolves around a mysterious grubby dairy found in the attic by a young boy named mark. The book takes you on a thrilling adventurous journey about a man named Daniel through the dairy and into a fantasy combined with archeology. The story of the debut thrilling masterpiece by Dr. Ramya is set in Teotihuacan pyramids, Mexico and Houston, USA. It is a perfect blend of friendship love and adventure that captures the readers. It is a kind of suspense and time-traveling plot where the present is held in 2054 and then taking readers back to 2024 through dairy. The story keeps you hooked up with the various questions which Mark has to deal with in his expedition. The book is about the balance between triviality and gigantism in terms of inclusion that the book makes way for a story well stitched. It would be a good read for readers who love a combo of thriller, mystery mixed with adventure surely deserves a place in this elite list.
- The Lazy Motivation: Read. Heal. Transform! by Ramneet Singh Kalra
The world is in peril right now. The Pandemic has demotivated us greatly and The Lazy Motivation is exactly the kind of book that can help us regain our confidence. Mr. Kalra believes that something magical can happen when we are in the habit of reading good books. Heart-warming and honest… The book to pull you back from down in the dumps! Straight from the heart; ‘The Lazy Motivation’ is an honest account by someone who has made the journey from down in the dumps to self-realization. Unpretentious and deeply moving, Mr. Kalra has put on paper all the forces that tend to suck one down. The misery of knowing that you have reached so abysmally low and then introduced step by step possible solutions secures it a place in this elite list.
- Nothing Between Us by Sanchit Mehrotra
The romantic masterpiece by Sanchit Mehrotra takes you on a realistic voyage of love where fantasies fulfill our tinges of romance whereas the wrath of separation is enough to shatter our dreams. Nothing Between Us takes us on such a roller-coaster ride of emotions where for some it becomes a part of life as their love reaches the ultimate destination of companionship whereas, for others, it’s just a vast sea of agony where everything in our life seems to be on the verge of destruction. The heart-rending romantic saga surely deserves a place in this elite list.