From the house of BHIVE, we present to you the top 7 must read books chosen by the editor.

The Humankind by Rutger Bregman – A book that gives you a better perspective of life and about other fellow humans. A not-so-pessimistic anthropologic approach to observing humans. Also gives you a better perspective of humans and our effect on it (or of not having much of an impact, however, you’re open to view it)

The human kind - 1/7 of must read books

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts – A long yet fascinating read which dives into the psychological mindset of a man on the run. Also about the man being embraced by the slums of Mumbai. A fascinating book about an even more fascinating persona indeed.

Shantaram - 2/7 of must read books

Azadi by Arundhati Roy – Trigger warning. If you’re a person who has a highly jingoistic approach to nationalism, Arundhati might not be your cup of tea. But, if you’re someone who has more of a left-leaning philosophy, she can become your jam!

Azadi - 3/7 of must read books

The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh – Easily ranked among the top 5 writers in India. Amitav Ghosh’s style of storytelling will leave you in awe and inspired! He is among a rare breed of writers who can transpose you to geographies you may or may not have been to before!

The glass palace - 5/7 of must read books

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamandi Ngozi Adichie – Adichie talks about the struggles of a young girl, placed in the rough environment of African suburbs. With a struggling childhood, tougher adolescence and a strong matured adult phase, the book takes you through the realities of a woman in real life.

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Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami – Murakami is well known and has a way of connecting you with your younger self like many young writers strive to be. Norwegian Wood is the more popular book by the author!

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The Devil’s Advocate by Karan Thapar – If you’re interested in journalism, politics, foreign affairs or the subcontinent’s history, this well-written book by Thapar is for you. Taking you through tales of figures like the Gandhis to Musharaff, this is a great biography of a man who was never defined by jingoism or toxic national, but a pure out-and-out journalist!

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Feel there are must read books that this editor would love? Do let us know!

P.S. More editions to follow