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Lessons for Life

Dr Rukmini Rao, founder of Gramya Resource Centre for Women shares her top five reads

Published: 07th July 2015 04:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th July 2015 05:49 AM   |  A+A-

Pride and Prejudice

Lessons.JPGby Jane Austen

It is truly a classic and describes life of a family very well. The novel written by Jane Austen, though is set in England, very well relates to Indian situations.

It also turned out to be one of the most popular novels of all time.

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

less.jpgby Milan Kundera

The author is a Czech-born writer who has been living in exile in France since 1975. In the book, he talks about what home (read his country) means to him. He also expresses his desire to get back to the country he was born in. He shows how he misses the culture, language and people of his country. The book is composed of seven separate narratives.

How children learn

by John Holt

The book talks about children’s education outside the school. It shows how children love to learn things by themselves. For example, speaking and walking which they learn much before they join school. It broadens our horizon and tells us that they should be given space to learn by themselves which will make them good people.

Quantum Healing

lessio.jpgby Deepak Chopra

The author is a physician and a writer. In the book he talks about the scientific basis of healing and shows how positive thinking can impact your health. He tells us how a mind can influence healing and says that patients who are optimistic can recover quickly.

City of Djinns

by William Dalrymple

Written by a British historian William Dalrymple, the book is a travelogue where he tells readers about the history of Delhi. The book shaped more like a novel than a travel book is entertaining, fascinating, and informative. ‘City of Djinns’ is an irresistible blend of research and adventure.

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