Recommended books by Justice Katju

Following are the books recommended by Markandey Katju (Former Judge Supreme Court Of India and former Chairman, Press Council of India) in his official blog, SATYAM BRUYAT. After taking the list we have added a small summary of each book and link to amazon-India.

British books

1.A Tale of Two Cities

Novel written by Charles Dickens, first published 1859. It comes under istorical drama catagory. Plot of “A Tale of Two Cities” is set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. Novel depics the plight of the French peasantry in the years leading up to the revolution. Check Price of this book.

2.David Copperfield

Another novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1849. This novel follows the life of David Copperfield from childhood to maturity. More details and price.
3.Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens is the story of a young orphan boy raised in a workhouse outside of London. The story illustrates the evils of the Poor House’s of the time and the corruption of the people who work there. View in amazon
4.Great Expectations

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Little orphan Pip scarcely imagines how a terrifying encounter with a convict on the lonely marshes will later transform his life. View in amazon
5. Pickwick Papers

The Pickwick Papers is Dickens’ first novel and widely regarded as one of the major classics of comic writing in English. View in amazon
6. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Shipwrecked in a storm at sea, Robinson Crusoe is washed up on a remote and desolate island. As he struggles to piece together a life for himself, Crusoe’s physical, moral and spiritual values are tested to the limit. For 24 years he remains in solitude and learns to tame and master the island, until he finally comes across another human being. View in amazon
7. Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw

Mrs. Warren’s Profession is a play written by George Bernard Shaw in 1893 .View in amazon
8. Wuthering Heights by Emile Bronte

9. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

10. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

11. 1984 by George Orwell

12. Animal Farm

13. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

14. Short stories by Maugham

15. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

16. Treasure Island

17. War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

18. Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

19. Beau Geste by P.C. Wren

20. Goodbye To All That by Robert Graves

21. Kim by Rudyard Kipling

22. The Wasteland by T. S. Eliot

23. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

24. The Sign of the Four

25. The Valley of Fear

26. Short stories of Sherlock Holmes

27. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

28. Tess by Thomas Hardy

29. Waverley by Walter Scott

30. Ivanhoe

American books
1. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
2.Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
3. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
4. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
5. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
6. Arrowsmith
7. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
8. For Whom the Bell Tolls
9. The Old Man and the Sea
10. The Sun Also Rises
11. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
12. Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
13. Of Mice and Men
14. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
15. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
16. Lord Jim
17. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
18. To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
19. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe
20. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
21. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
22. The Quiet American by Graham Greene
23. Our Man in Havana
24. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
25. Stories of Edgar Allan Poe
26. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
27. From Here to Eternity by James Jones
28. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fennimore Cooper

French books
1. Father Goriot by Honore Balzac
2. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
3. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
4. The Three Musketeers
5. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
6. Short stories of Maupassant
7. Candide by Voltaire
8. Zadig
9. Germinal by Emil Zola
10. Twenty thousand Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne

German books
1. Robbers by Schiller
2. The Sorrows of the Young Werther by Goethe
3. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
4. The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
5. Poems of Heinrich Heine

Russian books
1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
2. Anna Karenina
3 Resurrection
4. Fathers and Sons by Turgenev
5. Mother by Maxim Gorki
6. Short Stories of Gorki
7. Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky
8. Brothers Karamazov
9. Dead Souls by Gogol
!0. Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
11. Quiet Flows the Don by Mikhail Sholokhov
12. Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov

Italian books
1. Deacameron by Boccaccio
2. The Prince by Machiavelli

Spanish books
1. Don Quixote by Cervantes

Greek books
1. Iliad
2. Odyssey

Norwegian books
1. Doll’s House by Ibsen

Czech books
1. The Trial by Kafka

Hungarian books
1. Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler

Chinese books
1. The Dream of the Red Chamber
2. Stories by Lu Hsun

South African books
1. Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Columbian books
1. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Persian books
1. Rubaiyats of Omar Khayyam
2. Masnavi of Rumi
3. Akbarnama by Abul Fazl

Turkish books
1. Tuzuk-e-Babri by Babar

Sanskrit books
1. Abhigyan Shakutalam by Kalidas
2. Meghadoot
3.Mahabharat by Ved Vyas
4.Ramayan by Valmiki

Hindi books
1. Godan by Premchand
2.Short stories of Premchand
3. Ramcharitmanas by Tulsidas

Tamil books
1. Silapathiharam by Ilango
2.. Poems of Subramania Bharati

Bengali books
1. Shrikant by Sharat Chand Chattopadhyaya
2. Shesh Prashna
3. Palli Samaj
4. Devdas
5.Brahman ki Beti
6. Pather Davi
7 Anand Math by Bankim Chand Chattopadhyaya
8.Gitanjali by Tagore

Urdu books
1. Stories by Saadat Hasan Khan Manto
2. Diwan of Ghalib
3. Poems of Faiz Ahmed Faiz

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