Best Reads

Please recommend any book you think is worth reading for this blog.

1. Prince by Machiavelli

2. To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

3. The Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

4. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

5. The Art of War by Sun Zu

6. Waiting for Allah by Christina Lamb

7. Zulfi Bhutto of Pakistan: His Life & Times by Stanley Wolpert

8. Partisan of Allah: Jihad in South Asia by Ayesha Jalal

9. Pakistan’s Arms Procurement and Military Build Up 1979-99: In Search of a Policy

10.The Guru of Love: A Novel by Samrat Upadhyay

11. The Sole Spokeman: Jinnah, the Muslim League and the Demand   for Pakistan by Ayesha Jalal

13.  Democracy and Authoritarianism in South Asia: A Comparative   and Historical Perspective by Ayesha Jalal

14. An Autobiography or The Story of My Experiments with Truth by Mahatma Gandhi

15. Gandhi by Demi

16. Mein Kamfp by Adolf Hitler

17.  Gandhi by James Brown

18. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A life by Gerald Martin

18. Hitler’s Youth: Growing Up in Hitler Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

19. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Garcia Marquez

20. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr

21. I Killed Adolf Hitler by Jason

22. Brother by Yu Hua  (Chinese/English).

23. Waging Nonviolent Struggle: 20th Century Practice and 21st Century Potential by Gene Sharp

24. On Strategic Nonviolent Conflict: Thinking About the Fundamentals by Robert Helvey (download from

25. From Dictatorship to Democracy (Chinese, Farshi,Russian, Spanish).

26. There are realistic Alternatives by Gene Sharp

27. The Anti-Coup by Gene Sharp and Bruce Jenkins

28. Strategic Nonviolent Conflict: The Dynamics of People Power in the Twentieth Century

29.  My Feudal Lord by Tehmina Durani

30.  Indus Saga & the Making of Pakistan by Aitzaz Ahsan

31. In the Line of Fire by Pervez Musharaf

32.  Muslim Women of Power : Gender, Politics, & Culture in Islam- Clinton Bennet

33. Friends Near Home: Pakistan’s Strategic Security Options

34. Daughter of the East by Benazir Bhutto

35. The Last Call: Curse of the Bhutto’s Name

36.  Goodbye Shazadi: A Political Biography of Benazir Bhutto by Shyam Bhatia

37. Daughter of Destiny by Benazir Bhutto

38. Songs of Blood and Sword: A Daughter’s Memoir by Fatima Bhutto

39. American Diplomacy

40. Why Muslims Rebel by Mohammad M. Hafeez

41. US Foreign Policy: The Paradox of World Power by Steven W. Hook

42. A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict by Peter Ackerman

43. Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Start by Ann Robinson

44. Peace : A History of Movements and Ideas by David Cortright

  1. Patty Cao says:

    My favorite Chinese movie is To Live by Zhang Yimou. For book I will pick Brothers by Yu Hua.

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