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7 books Kajol says you must read

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April 28, 2021 14:31 IST
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Are you a fan of Indian and alien legend? Then this reading list by Kajol will be right up your alley.

IMAGE: Kajol reads Sue Rich's The Scarlet Temptress in this memorable scene from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

A voracious reader from her childhood, she revealed that books keep her mind busy and also helps reduce stress.

In Kajol's words, 'Knowledge gives you wisdom and no wisdom is a waste.'

Chanakya's Chant by Ashwin Sanghi

The novel is based on the philosopher Chanakya's life and statecraft.

The book presents a gripping tale of knowledge, game plans and political strategies.

It's divided into two parts: The first revisits ancient India where a simple but extraordinarily clever Brahmin directs an Indian ruler to fight against Alexander the Great; and the second half is set in present-day India.


Ramayana series by Ashok Banker

Kajol's keen interest in Indian mythology inspired her to pick up this series.

This collection of seven books about Ram, Sita, Ravana, Ayodhya, Mithila and Lanka have been recreated for modern readers.


The Canary's Song by Natalie Banks

According to Kajol, The Canary's Song is fiction that speaks directly to the heart.

It's a heartwarming tale of love, survival and redemption.

Author Natalie Tomany has brilliantly introduced the North Carolina mountains and its scenery, which will transport the readers directly to the wilderness.


The Guardian Cycle series by Julia Gray

The Guardian Cycle is a series of five adult contemporary fantasy novels that includes The Dark Moon, The Jasper Forest, The Crystal Desert, The Red Glacier and Alyssa's Ring.

The stories are set in the fictional planet of Nydus and ancient prophecies, magic and mysteries are found in abundance in these books.


IMAGE: Kajol reading Amish Tripathi's Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Kajol/Instagram

Ram Chandra series by Amish Tripathi

Ram Chandra Series comprises three books: Ram: Scion of Ikshvaku, Sita: Warrior of Mithila, and Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta.

Kajol re-read Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta, which narrates the story of Ravan before he kidnaps Sita.


Amar Chitra Katha

It comes as no surprise that Kajol is a fan of Amar Chitra Katha.


Books by Sarah J Mass

Kajol is a dedicated fan of American author Sarah J Mass.

'Sarah J Mass has always been close to my heart,' Kajol said in an interview.

'She is brilliant and whatever she writes truly connects with me.'

The actress has read almost all of Sarah's books, but her all-time favourites would be Crescent City and The Throne of Glass.

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