Vivek Kapoor's seven favourite books

From Khuswant Singh to the mean streets of Mumbai, Kapoor who is the director of Creative Labels picks his favourite seven books which resonate with the seventh anniversary theme of PrintWeek India.

24 Apr 2015 | By Sriraam Selvam

Kapoor is the nephew of Justice HR Khanna, who served on the Supreme Court during Emergency. He was the lone dissenter in the ADM Jabalpur case and perhaps the bravest and most fearless of Judges the Indian Supreme Court has ever seen.
Kapoor inherits some his Mamaji's genes as president of LMAI, which is gearing up for their big conference in Jaipur in from 16 to 18 July.
Kapoor picks the seven best novels and non-fiction books.
Title: Perfect Hostage: A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi
Author: Justin Wintle
Publisher: Hutchinson and Random House
Burma's pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has been likened to Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, even Mahatma Gandhi, whose philosophy of non-violence she has espoused. Justin Wintle's biography is politically controversial and debunks some myths around "The Lady".

Title: An Inspirational Biography: Saina Nehwal
Author: TS Sudhir
Publisher: Nimby Books (distributed and marketed by Westland)
There is already a chapter on Saina Nehwal in primary school text-books. TS Sudhir's book is full of anecdotes. And anybody who picks it up will be drawn into Saina’s story.

Title: Dongri to Dubai: Six decades of The Mumbai Mafia
Author: S Hussain Zaidi
Publisher: Roli Books
Hussain Zaidi is an Indian author and former investigative journalist. Dongri to Dubai is the first-ever attempt to chronicle the history of the Mumbai mafia. It is the story of the top gangsters of the city.

Title: Operation Blue Star: The True Story
Author: K S Brar
Publisher: UBS Publisher
This book is a true account of Operation Blue Star, which is considered one of the most debated and controversial Indian military operations. Commanded by Lt General Kuldip Singh Brar, the operation’s aim was to get rid of the Sikh separatists who took refuge in the Golden Temple with military force.

Title: Trump: The Art of the Deal
Author: Donald J Trump and Tony Schwartz
Publisher: Random House
Trump: The Art of the Deal is a look at the mind of a ruthless entrepreneur and an education in the art of the deal. It’s the most streetwise business book there is—and a good read for anyone interested in money and success.

Title: The Men Who Killed Gandhi
Author: Manohar Malgonkar
Publisher: Roli Books
All Indians know that Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Vinayak Godse. Very few people know that Gandhi’s death came about after a month of planning. Manohar Malgonkar conveys the events that culminated in the Mahatma’s death. The book provides a firsthand account from the conspirators' point of view.

Title: Train to Pakistan
Author: Khushwant Singh
Publisher: First published by Ravi Dayal Publisher
Khushwant Singh  narrates the history of Partition in a village where Sikhs and Muslims have lived peacefully. The action surrounds a train from Pakistan is full of dead Sikhs. Iman Baksh, a Muslim spiritual leader at the mosque, and all Muslims are asked to leave the village.
What happens next?

In addition to the above seven, Kapoor mentions two other books.
Serendipity Mantra of Family Like by Renu Kapoor and Neither Roses Nor Thorns by HR Khanna.