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Looking Back at 2019: A Year in Books

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For Indians growing up in the 1990s, the year 2020 holds a special significance. APJ Abdul Kalam set 2020 as the target for India to graduate to a developed country. He inspired a whole generation to aim for that goal.

2020 is here and even though we are not quite where he envisioned us yet, it is also true that we have come a long way. While it is a must to keep our eyes on the goal, it is also important to take stock of our progress. In that spirit, we look back on what 2019 was like at Pothi.com.

Over 2000 New Titles Across 20 Languages

In 2019, 2000 new print titles were published on Pothi.com across 20 different languages. Alongside, 800 new ebook titles also made their way to our store. There was poetry; there was fiction; there was spirituality, history, science and technology, graphical arts and a whole lot more. Let’s get a taste of the rich buffet of books on offer.

Dhwani Rao’s book called How to Become an Emcee gives an insider’s perspective of how to get into the public speaking world. Rohith Potti and Pooja Bhula talk about what drives successful entrepreneurs today in their book Intelligent Fanatics of India. Continuing their mission of educating more and more kids about the importance of solid waste management, the Trashonomics book is now available in Oriya and Bengali as well. How AI can be implemented in companies is explored in the book Practical Artificial Intelligence: An Enterprise Playbook by Alan-Peiz Sharpe and Kashyap Kompella.

Besides non-fiction, we also have some literariness. Take City 5, the first in a series of anthologies of contemporary short fiction and poetry from South Asia, both in English and the vernacular (translated into English). Among the poetry books, check out the  100 Splendid Voices- Celebrating Womanhood by Charu Sharma and Jennis Joy Jacob and Sufi Coffee by Mashook Rahman.  For the art-inclined, Shirish Deshpande lays out the rules of sketching in The Omnibus of Pen Sketching.

 

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