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10 books Nimrat Kaur loves and wants you to read

Shomini Sen | http://shominisen

Updated: March 11, 2014, 12:18 PM IST
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10 books Nimrat Kaur loves and wants you to read
'The Lunchbox' actress Nimrat Kaur lists out 10 of her all time favourite books.

That she is a thinking man's new pin up girl is already evident. Theatre and film actress, Nimrat Kaur, who made heads turn with her performance in 'The Lunchbox', has an eclectic mix of autobiographies and fiction as a part of all time favourite films. They include Marlon Brando and Amrita Pritam's autobiographies as as well as the work of Haruki Murakami and Franz Kafka. Here is are the 10 books that Nimrat Kaur loves and recommends. Which of these have you read?(Book descriptions: Wikipedia)

The Outsider or The Stranger is a novel by Albert Camus published in 1942.The title character is Meursault, an Algerian who seemingly irrationally kills an Arab man whom he recognises in French Algiers. The story is divided into two parts: Meursault’s first-person narrative view before and after the murder, respectively.

Published in 1987, Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami is a nostalgic story of loss and burgeoning sexuality.It is told from the first-person perspective of Toru Watanabe, who looks back on his days as a college student living in Tokyo.

The story is about Michael, a professional violinist, who never forgot his love for Julia, a pianist he met as a student in Vienna. They meet again after a decade, and conduct a secret affair, though she is married and has one child. Their musical careers are affected by this affair and the knowledge that Julia is going deaf.

Disgrace is a novel by J. M. Coetzee, published in 1999. The story is of a South African professor of English, David Lurie who loses everything: his reputation, his job, his peace of mind, his good looks, his dreams of artistic success, and finally even his ability to protect his own daughter.

Songs My Mother Taught Me is an autobiography by Marlon Brando with Robert Lindsey as co-author.Brando writes of his memories as a struggling actor and of his various relationships with other actors, producers and directors.

Amrita Pritam’s autobiography, Rasidi Ticket, focussed on the author’s unrequited affection for poet Sahir Ludhianvi and how she found solace in the companionship of the writer Imroz.

A Passage to India (1924) is a novel by English author E. M. Forster set against the backdrop of the British Raj and the Indian independence movement in the 1920s. It was selected as one of the 100 great works of English literature by the Modern Library and won the 1924 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.

The Trail is one of Franz Kafak’s best work and it tells the story of a man arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, with the nature of his crime revealed to neither him nor the reader.

Written by Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Cime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in St. Petersburg who formulates and executes a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for her cash.

The Old Man and the Sea is a novel[2] written by the American author Ernest Hemingway in 1951 in Cuba, and published in 1952.It centers upon Santiago, an aging fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream.

First Published: March 11, 2014, 12:18 PM IST
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