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Khushwant, Fatima Bhutto amongst 2010's most read authors

Khushwant, Fatima Bhutto amongst 2010's most read authorsNew Delhi, Dec 28 : What did Indians read in 2010? The list is an eclectic mix of international bestsellers like Stieg Larsson's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and Fatima Bhutto's "Songs of Blood and Sword" but also many Indian authors like old favourite Khushwant Singh and newer ones like Amish Tripathi and Manu Joseph.

The 10 bestselling books of 2010 in the fiction and non-fiction sections are as follows:

Non-fiction

"Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India" Author: Willliam Dalrymple Publisher: Bloomsbury Price: Rs. 499.00

"The Difficulty of Being Good: On The Subtle art of Dharma" Author: Gurcharan Das Publisher: Penguin Allen Lane Price: Rs. 699.00

"Songs of Blood and Sword" Author: Fatima Bhutto Publisher: Penguin Viking Price: Rs. 699.00

"Becoming Indian" Author: Pavan K. Verma Publisher: Penguin/Allen Lane Price: Rs. 499.00

"Before Memory Fades" Author: Fali S. Nariman Publisher: Hay House Price: Rs. 599.00

"Keeping the Faith: Memoirs of a Parliamentarian" Author: Somnath Chatterjee Publisher: Harper Collins Price: Rs. 499.00

"Absolute Khushwant" Author: Khushwant Singh and Humra Quraishi Publisher: Penguin Books Price: Rs. 250

"Tony Blair: A Journey" Author: Tony Blair Publisher: Hutchinson Price: Rs. 999.00

"Obama's Wars" Author: Bob Woodward Publisher: Simon and Schuster Price: Rs. 972.00

"Makers of Modern India" Author: Ramachandra Guha Publisher: Penguin/Viking Price: Rs. 799.00

Fiction

"The Palace of Illusions" Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Publisher: Picador India Price: Rs. 395.00

"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" Author: Stieg Larsson Publisher: Quercus Price: Rs. 299.00

"The Immortals of Meluha" Author: Amish Tripathi Publisher: Tara Press/Westland Ltd. Price: Rs. 295.00

"Empire of the Moghul: Brothers at War" Author: Alex Rutherford Publisher: Headline Review Price: Rs. 495.00

"Solo" Author: Rana Dasgupta Publisher: Harper Collins Price: Rs. 395.00

"The Finkler Question" Author: Howard Jacobson Publisher: Bloomsbury Price: Rs. 499.00

"The Forty Rules of Love" Author: Elif Shafak Publisher: Penguin Books Price: Rs. 499.00

"Shadow Princess" Author: Indu Sundaresan Publisher: Harper Collins Price: Rs. 399.00

"The Sunset Club" Author: Khushwant Singh Publisher: Penguin Viking Price: Rs. 399.0

"Serious Men" Author: Manu Joseph Publisher: 4th Estate Price: Rs. 499.00(IANS)