Here Are Top Five Book Releases For December 2019

From Rajdeep Sardesai's book to Sudha Murty's much-anticipated book series, here's a list of the top upcoming book releases for December:

Here Are Top Five Book Releases For December 2019

Book lovers have been waiting for the month of December for a while now as many distinguished writers from India will be releasing their books in this month. From Rajdeep Sardesai's book to Sudha Murty's much-anticipated book series, here's a list of the top upcoming book releases for December: 

1. The Gopi Diaries by Sudha Murty 

The Gopi Diaries which is penned by Sudha Murty is a set of three books revolving around Sudha Murty's golden retriever Gopi. Told in Gopi’s voice, the first book begins with Gopi coming home and narrating the story of how he settles down with his loving, human family. How Gopi sees the world around him and what he thinks of the people in his life, which gives the story a truly unique flavour. Told in Sudha Murty’s inimitable style, this book will be treasured by children and adults alike and they will look forward to the rest of the two in this series. .

Publisher - Harper Collins

Genre - Non Fiction

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2. Rebels With A Cause by T.T. Ram Mohan

Democratic societies take pride in offering citizens freedom of expression. Indeed, the right to dissent and tolerance of diverse viewpoints are said to distinguish a democratic society from a dictatorship. In his new book, Prof. Ram Mohan profiles famous dissenters like Arundhati Roy, Oliver Stone, Kancha Ilaiah, David Irving, Yanis Varoufakis, U.G. Krishnamurti, and John Pilger to illustrate how freedom of expression and dissent, in practice, tend to be severely circumscribed.

Through the lives and ideas of these dissenters, the author argues that one may not agree with the dissenters' positions on certain issues, but their views merit discussion and debate. Engaging with the dissenters and responding to their opinions holds out the prospect of substantive reform within the system. Yet, the dominant instinct in society is to marginalize and even ostracize the dissenters because the change of any sort is perceived as threatening.

Rebels with a Cause is a book that challenges the ways we view the world and asks hard questions-an important book for anyone who refuses to follow the status quo.

Publisher - Penguin

Genre - Non Fiction

3. Hariprasad Chaurasia: Breath Of Gold by Sathya Saran 

Fights, action, music, romance, secret trysts-renowned classical musician Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia's life reads almost like a film script. Wrestler in the morning, a student during the daytime and flute player in secret, he lived more than a double life through his early years, till he broke away from his wrestler father's watchful eye to join All India Radio as a flautist. 

His marriage, relocation to Bombay and his foray into films were events rich in drama. As were his meetings with other musical greats, including Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, his dearest friend and music partner, with whom he composed the music for films like Silsila, Lamhe and Chandni. His reminiscences about his journey as a student of the reclusive Annapurna Devi, daughter of the famed Allauddin Khan of Maihar, give deep insights into his nature as well as that of his guruma

Hariprasad Chaurasia has also been a guru to innumerable students in his Mumbai and Bhubaneswar gurukuls, and at the World Music Department, Rotterdam Music Conservatory, the Netherlands, where he is artistic director. His mesmerizing flute can be heard in some of Hindi cinema's most popular songs, in a composition by the former Beatle George Harrison, as well as in recordings with renowned musicians from across the world. 

A plethora of awards, including the Padma Vibhushan, sits lightly on the man, who has taken the humble flute to international renown as an instrument that can hold its own. Hariprasad Chaurasia and his Breath of Gold will inspire and amaze everyone who reads the life story of this much-loved flautist.

Publisher - Penguin India

Genre - Non Fiction

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4. 2019: The Modi Election by Rajdeep Sardesai 

On 23 May 2019, when the results of the general elections were announced, Narendra Modi and the BJP-led NDA coalition were voted back to power with an overwhelming majority.

To some, the numbers of Modi’s victory came as something of a surprise; for others, the BJP’s triumph was a vindication of their belief in the government and its policies. Irrespective of one’s political standpoint, one thing was beyond dispute: this was a landmark verdict, one that deserved to be reported and analysed with intelligence – and without bias.

Rajdeep Sardesai’s new book, 2019: How Modi Won India, does just that. What was it that gave Modi an edge over the opposition for the second time? How was the BJP able to trounce its rivals in states that were once Congress bastions? What was the core issue in the election: a development agenda or national pride? As he relives the excitement of the many twists and turns that took place over the last five years, culminating in the 2019 election results, Rajdeep helps the reader make sense of the contours and characteristics of a rapidly changing India, its politics and its newsmakers.

Publisher - Harper Collins

Genre - Political Non Fiction

5. The ISIS Peril by Kabir Taneja 

In The ISIS Peril, Kabir Taneja explores the psychology of South Asian jihadists through the discussion on various narratives from Kashmir to Kerala, the Islamic State's online propaganda strategies by way of Twitter, Facebook and Telegram, leading to the radicalization and subsequent recruitment of the youth, to the Holey Bakery attack in Bangladesh in 2016 and the Easter weekend bombings in Sri Lanka in 2019.

Based on detailed and rare primary sources, Taneja uncovers the ideological underpinnings of the jihadist movement in South Asia, and in the process, not only exposes its fault lines but also highlights the challenges in defeating not just the world's most feared terror group but something more powerful, an ideology that it represents.

Publisher - Penguin

Genre - Non Fiction

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