Top ten Hindi bestseller list for Q1 FY 2019 for 4 categories

Top 10 Hindi bestsellers in four categories

4487
Basant Rathore, senior vice president at Jagran Prakashan and Pushpesh Pant, author and columnist, chief guest for the event released the Hindi bestseller list for Q1 FY 2019 for 4 categories
Basant Rathore, senior vice president at Jagran Prakashan and Pushpesh Pant, author and columnist, chief guest for the event released the Hindi bestseller list for Q1 FY 2019 for 4 categories

Dainik Jagran and Nielsen BookScan announced the Hindi bestseller list for the first quarter of FY 2019 at the Sahitya Akademi. The Hindi bestseller list is for the months of April to June 2019. Released in four categories, the list includes work in fiction, non-fiction, translation and poetry categories. The list was released by Pushpesh Pant, author and columnist, chief guest for the event and Basant Rathore, senior vice president at Jagran Prakashan. Neeta Gupta, publisher, and Prabhat Ranjan, Hindi novelist, fiction writer and translator, were the speakers for the session ‘Bhartiya bhasha aur anuwaad.’

Hindi top 10 fiction category

Surender Mohan Pathak’s 300th novel and Vimal series’ 43rd novel Qahar was the first in the fiction category. Nilotpal Mrinal’s Aughad and Dark Horse: Ek Ankahi Dastan, Satya Vyas’s three books – Banaras Talkies, Chaurasi and Dilli Darbaar – writer Gaurav Solanki’s Gyarvin A Ke Ladke, Divya Prakash Dubey’s October Junction, Shashank Bhartiya’s Dehati Ladke and Ashutosh Garg’s Ashwathama: Mahabharat ka shapit yodha are all in top 10 in this category. Now an annual exercise, the Hindi bestseller list is being published by Dainik Jagran and Nielsen BookScan for the third consecutive year.

Hindi top 10 non-fiction category

Author Ashok Kumar Pandey’s Kashmirnama in the non-fiction category is again on the top. Writer Vijay Trivedi’s three books – BJP: Kal, Aaj Aur Kal, Haar Nahi Manoonga: Ek Atal Jeevan Gatha and Yada yada Hi Yogi – actor Ashutosh Rana’s Maun Muskaan Ki Maar and Ajeet Bharti’s Bakar Puran are among the top 10 as well.

Hindi top 10 translation category

In the translation category, Chetan Bhagat’s The Girl in Room 105 is on the top, Arundhati Roy’s Ek Tha Doctor Ek Tha Sant and former chief minister of Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Gopalganj Se Raisina, Ruchir Sharma’s Democracy on the Road (Hindi): Loktantra via Sadak Marg: Bharat ki 25 Saal ki Chunaavi Yatraon ka Nichod, Prannoy Roy and Dorab R Sopariwala’s book The verdict (Hindi): Bhartiya Janadesh, The: Chunaavon ka Vishleshan have all made it to the top ten. Writer Amish Tripathi’s Sita – Mithila Ki Yoddha, former president of India APJ Abdul Kalam’s Meri Jeevan Yatra and Devdutt Pattanaik’s Meri Geeta are also in top 10 in the translation category.

Hindi top 10 poetry category

In the poetry category, two books from the Indian Bollywood lyricist and Urdu language poet, Rahat Indori’s Naraz and Do Kadam Aur Sahi have occupied the first and second spot, respectively. Indian film and theatre actor, music director, lyricist, singer and scriptwriter, Pyush Mishra’s two books Tum Meri Jaan Ho Raziya Bi and Kuchh Ishq Kiya Kuchh Kam Kiya are on third and fourth spot. Apart from this, books by Gulzar, Javed Akhtar, Munvwar Rana, Wasim Barelvi, Gautam Rajrishi and Sarthak Sagar are among the top 10 in this category.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

It is the right time to support our high-impact reporting and authoritative and technical information with some of the best correspondents in the industry. Readers can power Indian Printer and Publisher’s balanced industry journalism and help sustain us by subscribing.

– Naresh Khanna

Subscribe Now

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here