#RNPFReads: Book Recommendations

Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies
2 min readMar 14, 2024

A listicle

Compiled by Shruti Sundaresan, Lead, Communications and Community Engagement, Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies

Here’s a list of books exchanged by our partners at a recent portfolio gathering, hosted by the Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies:

  1. The Hundred Year Old Man
    Author: Jonas Jonasson
    Genre: Humor Fiction
  2. Animal Farm
    Author: George Orwell
    Genre: Beast Fable/Allegory
  3. Poladi Baya/ पोलादी बाया
    Author: Deepa Pawar
    Genre: Feminist Literature
  4. Androgyny and Female Impersonation in India: Nari Bhav
    Author: Tutun Mukherjee and Niladri R. Chatterjee
    Genre: Feminist Literature
  5. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    Author: Stephen Covey
    Genre: Self-Help
  6. The Culture Code
    Author: Clotaire Rapaille
    Genre: Self-Help
  7. Lifting The Veil
    Author: Ismat Chugtai
    Genre: Collection of Short Stories | Humour | Feminism
  8. Finding the Mother Tree
    Author: Suzanne Simard
    Genre: Memoir
  9. Caste
    Author: Isabel Wilkerson
    Genre: Non-Fiction
  10. The Little Prince
    Author: Antoine De Saint-Exupéry
    Genre: Novella | Speculative Fiction
  11. Cocktail Time
    Author: P G Wodehouse
    Genre: Humour Fiction
  12. A Short History of Nearly Everything
    Author: Bill Bryson
    Genre: Popular Science
  13. Our Constitution
    Author: Subhash Kashyap
    Genre: Non-Fiction
  14. In Defense of Food
    Author: Michael Pollan
    Genre: Non-Fiction | Nutrition
  15. The Metamorphosis
    Author: Franz Kafka
    Genre: Novella | Fantasy
  16. Think on these things
    Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti
    Genre: Self-Help
  17. Stumbling on Happiness
    Author: Daniel Gilbert
    Genre: Self-Help
  18. Small Days and Nights
    Author: Tishani Doshi
    Genre: Fiction
  19. Naoko
    Author: Keigo Higashino
    Genre: Mystery
  20. Indian Instincts
    Author: Miniya Chatterjee
    Genre: Collection of Essays, Non-Fiction
  21. Start with Why
    Author: Simon Sinek
    Genre: Self-Help
  22. Magic Borders
    Author: Arlo Parks
    Genre: Poetry, Biography
  23. Seeing Like A Feminist
    Author: Nivedita Menon
    Genre: Feminist Literature
  24. The People on Platform 5
    Author: Claire Pooley
    Genre: Humor Fiction