Books read in 2013

I had published on my Tamil blog, a list of books that I had read in 2013. Reproducing that list here.

The books I chose to read are possibly a reflection of the nature of my search, and  many of these books have influenced my thinking and the course of my life in a big way.

In English:

  1. The One-straw revolution – Masanobu Fukuoka
  2. The Story of Nai Talim, Fifty years of education at Sevagram – Marjorie Sykes
  3. Unto This Last – John Ruskin
  4. On the Duty of Civil Disobedience – Henry David Thoreau
  5. Gandhian Economic Thought – J.C.Kumarappa
  6. Trusteeship -Gandhi
  7. Mr.Gandhi : The Man – Millie Graham Polak
  8. Bapu – My Mother – Manubehn Gandhi
  9. A school under trees- Raghu Babu
  10. Village Swaraj – Gandhi
  11. The Miracle of Calcutta – Manubehn Gandhi
  12. Subash Chandra Bose, The Spring Tiger – Hugh Toye (Jaico)
  13. K.Kamaraj : A Study – V.K.Narasimhan
  14. Without Fear : The Life & Trial of Bhagat Singh – Kuldeep Nayar
  15. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
  16. Blindness – Jose Saramago
  17. The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky

In Tamil:

  1. 18வது அட்சக்கோடு – அசோகமித்திரன்
  2. குறத்தி முடுக்கு – ஜி.நாகராஜன்
  3. நாளை மற்றுமொரு நாளே – ஜி.நாகராஜன்
  4. புலிநகக் கொன்றை – பி.ஏ.கிருஷ்ணன்
  5. பிறகு – பூமணி
  6. வெக்கை – பூமணி
  7. செம்மீன் – தகழி சிவசங்கரப் பிள்ளை; தமிழில் – சுந்தர ராமசாமி
  8. சாருலதா – ரவீந்திரநாத் தாகூர்; தமிழில் – த.நா.குமாரசுவாமி
  9. தமிழ்நாட்டில் காந்தி – தி.சே.சௌ.ராஜன்
  10. எனது வாழ்வும் போராட்டமும் – கான் அப்துல் கஃபார் கான்; தமிழில் – க.விஜயகுமார் (தமிழோசை பதிப்பகம்)
  11. என் குருநாதர் பாரதியார் – கனகலிங்கம்

There were many books that remain partially read; most of them for no fault of the book. Since I do not know how many of these books I will complete, I am also recording, for my own sake, a list of some of the important works.

  1. Indira, the Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi – Katherine Frank
  2. The Indian Struggle – Subash Chandra Bose
  3. Colporul, A History of Tamil Dictionaries – Gregory James (Cre-A)
  4. Early Tamil Epigraphy, From the Earliest times to the sixth century AD – Iravatham Mahadevan (Cre-A, Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University, 2003)
  5. Gandhi, His Life and thought – J.B.Kripalani
  6. Seven Months with Mahatma Gandhi – Being an inside view of the Non-cooperation movement 1921-22 – Krishna Das (S.Ganesan Publisher, Triplicane, Madras, 1928)
  7. The First Phase – Pyarelal
  8. The Guilty Men of Partition – Ram Manohar Lohia

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