Surendra Mohan Pathak was born on 19 Feb, 1940 in Khemkaran, Punjab. His started his writing career by trasalating Ian Flemings James Bond, James Hadley Chase and Mario Puzo novels into Hindi.
His first short story was 57 Saal Purana Aadmi written in 1959, and his first novel was Operation Budapest. Since the late 1960s, he has written over 250 Hindi novels of his own. His books have sold over 25 million copies , making him by some counts the # 1 bestselling writer in India. He first got recognition for creating character named Sunil, who featured in 115 novels. Sunil is an upright investigative journalist. However, the best known series created by him was Vimal (Sardar Surender Singh Sohal), a refined criminal who fights against the Bombay underworld.
Two books from Pathaks popular Vimal series: 65 Lakh ki Dakaiti, and Din Dahade Dakaiti were translated to English under the titles The 65 Lakh Heist and Daylight Robbery by Sudarshan Purohit, a Bangalore based software engineer. The 65 Lakh Heist was published in March 2009, and Daylight Robbery in January 2010, by Blaft publications.
Surendra Mohan Pathak lives in Delhi with his family.
Books by Surendra Mohan Pathak
The 65 Lakh Heist by Surendra Mohan Pathak Vimal never wanted to get involved in the heist. Now that he's been roped in, he just hopes he can finish the job without getting caught. His partners have other plans, however, and soon Vimal finds himself playing a deadly game with the kingpin of the Punjab underworld...
First published in 1977 and reprinted over fifteen times, Painsath Lakh ki Dakaiti is the fourth book in Surender Mohan Pathak's hugely popular 'Vimal' series, the book that launched a whole genre of anti-hero Hindi crime fiction. This is the first time SMP's work has been translated into English.Read More...Hide Pages: 294
The gulf that separates expatriate Bengali parents from their American-raised children and that separates the children from India remains Lahiri's subject for this follow-up to Interpreter of Maladies and The Namesake.
The Best American Short Stories 2001
The Best American Short Stories 2001 by Barbara Kingsolver
This year's Best American Short Stories is edited by the critically acclaimed and best-selling author Barbara Kingsolver, whose latest book is Prodigal Summer. Kingsolver's selections for The Best American Short Stories 2001 showcase a wide variety of new voices and masters, such as Alice Munro, Rick Moody, Dorothy West, and John Updike. "Reading these stories was both a distraction from and an anchor to the complexities of my life, my pleasure, my companionship, my salvation. I hope they will be yours." - Barbara Kingsolver
Pink Pages (A Girl's Directory to all things Fun)
Pink Pages (A Girl's Directory to all things Fun) by Sarah Delmege
The Pink Pages, unlike the staid Yellow Pages, is a girl's directory to all things fun. Packed with fun stuff like tips on make up, eating right and advice on the art of making and keeping friends.
Serious stuff like manners, never having enough money or not knowing how to make up with a best friend after a fight are dealt with in a breezy manner that is yet intelligent enough to get essential points across. The bits on Feng Shui make for an interesting read. But perhaps it's the mystery in the section devoted to revealing what dreams mean that will appeal to those who are in love. Besides the three most common dreams of flying, falling or teeth falling out they also talk about the various meanings implied if the dream has an animal or death in it.