Bookwatch: Dipankar Mukherjee names his favourite reads

Dipankar Mukherjee is the publisher and director of Readomania, an independent publishing house based in New Delhi, which, in the last four years, have published more than 60 books of fiction, non-fiction and children's fiction.

04 Jun 2019 | By PrintWeek India

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari: A follow up of the hugely popular Sapiens, the book deals with the abilities acquired by humans throughout their existence, and their evolution as the dominant species in the world. In short, the book reveals where we stand as a species, and what the future holds for us.


The Legend of Genghis Khan by Sutapa Basu:  Published by Readomania, it’s one of our popular titles. It’s a bio-fiction on the life of Genghis Khan and it’s a riveting read. 

The Incredible History of India's Geography by Sanjeev Sanyal:  Technically it’s a children’s book, but it’s a fun read for anyone who wants to know more about the country — maps and mountains, lions and tigers, rivers and oceans — et al. 

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson: It’s a bestseller for sure. It starts as a reaction to other self-help publications and becomes a self-help book on its own, albeit more relatable, thanks to the author’s approach to the subject and his style.

Mothering a Muslim by Nazia Erum: It’s an important book, and relevant, which delves into Muslim motherhood in the times of communal unrest, where the author analyses the possibilities and limitations of raising Muslim children by interviewing 145 families across 12 cities over the span of a year.