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A few must-reads recommended by Anupam Roy

The singer, songwriter and bibliophile has impeccable taste in words

Pooja Mitra | Published 04.04.22, 04:57 PM
Once a reader, always a reader.

Once a reader, always a reader.


The smell of books — old and new — is a form of soul therapy only bibliophiles can relate to. Books widen our horizon and perceptions, and also offer a safe refuge where imagination can run wild. Music superstar Anupam Roy is an author himself, and an avid reader who often takes to social media to share his favourite reads. Here are 11 book recommendations from Anupam to bookmark, buy and read…

Ray of hope

Penguin India’s 3 Rays, Stories from Satyajit Ray is part of The Penguin Ray Library series, and of course this collector’s item has found a place in Anupam’s reading list.

Check out names like Sabyasachi Chakrabarty and Shoojit Sircar sharing a few words on the book:

Haw-King supremacy

“After completing the book you realise once again that the #secondlawofthermodynamics will always hold true. #entropy is increasing. #chaos inside my mind has increased,” writes Anupam about this tome.

Thriller, (but) with a twist

From the Booker Prize-winning author Michael Ondaatje, Warlight was included in the summer reading list of former U.S President Barack Obama in 2018, who described it as “a meditation on the lingering effects of war on family."

A collection of joy

Gifted by his fan club, Anupam is also the proud owner of Penguin’s Little Black Classics, a series with 128 books that are unputdownable.

Past, present and future of humankind

Originally published in Hebrew in 2011, based on the lectures by Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind also has a sequel called Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow.

Dystopia, never let me go

“The problem, as I see it, is that you've been told and not told. You've been told, but none of you really understand, and I dare say, some people are quite happy to leave it that way,” Anupam quotes from this dystopian science fiction novel.

Poems for lunch?

Looking for poetry reccos? Here are two from the singer.

‘From the life and songs of the Crow’

A Ted Hughes gem, doesn’t the line “God went on sleeping'' remind of “Bhagoban nidra giyechen, golojog shoitey paren na”?

A Steely fan

Still love Steely Dan? Then this is your book.

A utopian society in the Sunderbans. What happened next?

Read to find out from this award-winning novel.

Did you find your Ikigai?

Anupam writes, “Go, find your #ikigai - stay active and never retire” and we completely agree.

Last updated on 04.04.22, 04:57 PM

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