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 Lord of the Rings Part Three - As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and takes part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escape into Fangorn Forest and there encounter the Ents. Gandalf has miraculously returned and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his master for dead after a battle with the giant spider, Shelob; but Frodo is still alive -- now in the foul hands of the Orcs. And all the while the armies of the Dark Lord are massing as the One Ring draws ever nearer to the Cracks of Doom.
Penguin Book of Indian Ghost Stories
Penguin Book of Indian Ghost Stories by Ruskin Bond
From Conan Doyle and Rudyard Kipling to Satyajit Ray and R.K Narayan,a collection of spine-chilling (and sometimes humorous!)tales of the supernatural from India.
If It Is Sweet
If It Is Sweet by Mridula Koshy
What hardship does to the human spirit is one of the central questions asked by literature.
In If It Is Sweet, precisely etched characters collide, the blind suddenly seeing the blind. Mridula Koshy plumbs the chasms across which they stare, asking the question: what is it people see when they see one another? Her characters are proximate, though from vastly different class backgrounds.
This collection also claims Delhi's place in the world. Although not all of the stories are set in Delhi it is clear that Delhi is their centre of gravity. Kotla and Klamath Falls, Oregon rest cheek to cheek and Los Angeles' Sunset Blvd runs right through Connaught Place, and alongside KG Marg. Above all Koshy propels the reader amongst the lives jostling on these streets to see the dark interior of their stories illuminated briefly in their moment of contact