BOOKS - WRITERS - 2016 December

December 7

'Harry Potter' Tops 2016 Amazon List Of Best-Selling Books.
Mega retailer Amazon released its best-selling books list for 2016, and the boy wizard is No. 1: "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script by J.K. Rowling" tops the list.
This is the first time a play has made the top 20 best-sellers list.
Rowling's bestseller also tops the lists for both the Most Gifted and Most Wished For book of the year, confirming that Harry Potter continues to be a favorite for readers across genres.
The best-selling book lists are first editions published in 2016, including both print and Kindle purchases.

December 11

Dipa Karmakar's Story to be Retold in Biography.
The story of Dipa Karmakar, the queen of Indian gymnastics who won a billion hearts with her perseverance and hard work, will be retold in a memoir to be co-authored by her coach Bishweshwar Nandi.
The book titled 'Dipa Karmakar: The Small Wonder' will speak about many untold stories of struggle and triumph, besides rare archival photos from Karmakar’s private album as well as competition photos’ from Olympics and Commonwealth Games.
The book is authored by Vimal Mohan, Digvijay Singh Deo and Nandi and published by Fingerprint. To be released in August 2017, the book will narrate the struggle Dipa had gone through all these years.
The biography will narrate Dipa’s story and through the narration, it will also tell all kids in the country that nothing is impossible.

December 12

3 books released by President, Vice President and PM of India on Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Three books on Rashtrapati Bhavan 'Life at Rashtrapati Bhavan'; 'Indradhanush – Volume II' and 'Rashtrapati Bhavan: From Raj to Swaraj' were released at a function held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi respectively.

December 13

First IAS officer to scale Mt Everest pens motivational book.
The first IAS officer to scale the Mount Everest came out with a motivational book for students.
The book titled 'Many Everests: An Inspiring Journey of Transforming Dream into Reality' is penned by Ravindra Kumar, a 2011 batch IAS officer.
He shares his secret to success and his journey from the deep sea, where he spent almost a decade as a seafarer before scaling the Mt Everest, in the book. It was released by Cabinet Secretary P.K. Sinha.
The book was motivational in nature, detailing the ups and downs of his life and how he avoided the negatives and focused on positives to realise his dream.

December 14

'Courts of India – Past to Present' by Supreme Court of India.
The book 'Courts of India – Past to present' by the Supreme Court of India could very well be the first of its kind. In the 66 years of the court’s existence, it is the first time that the Bar and the Bench have come together to produce such a work.
The book has no single author; instead the Editorial Board comprises members of both the Bench and the Bar. This board includes three sitting Supreme Court judges – Justices S.A. Bobde, Rohinton Fali Nariman and UU Lalit – and one judge from the Delhi High Court, Justice Ravindra S. Bhat.
There are five members from the Bar – Senior Advocates Raju Ramachandran, Indu Malhotra and Sanjay Hegde and advocates K. Parameshwar and Gautam Bhatia.