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 Fifty-50 Marriage : Return To Intimacy by Vijay Nagaswami
Young couples who have read The 24 X 7 marriage: Smart Strategies for Good Beginnings, Dr. Vijay Nagaswami's 2008 bestseller, may be asking themselves: 'What now? What if the magic leaves us?' Couples married for more than 3 years may be asking themselves:'where has our marriage gone?'
The Fifty-50 Marriage: Return To Intimacy, the second in Nagaswami's series on the 'New Indian Marriage', caters to such readers as have moved on - to committed relationships that may have nevertheless lost some of their earlier spark.
But it is never too late to reignite it, says this self-help book.
Nagaswami, trusted counsellor to thousands of couples around the country, once more leads his readers with a firm hand (and gentle wit) to new places they can take their marriage. Where romantic love cedes to intimate love and where passion morphs into sexual love. Where the relationship becomes an equal partnership - a Fifty-50 Marriage.
The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan
The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel
In 1913, a young, unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G.H.Hardy,begging the pre-eminent English Mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers.Realizing the letter was the work of a genius,Hardy arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England.Thus began one of the most improbable and productive collaborations ever chronicled....
With a passion for rich and evocative detail,Robert Kanigel takes us from the teeming slums of Madras to the courts and chapels of Cambridge University,where the Devout Hindu Ramanujan,"The Prince of Intuition," tested his brilliant theories alongside the sophisticated and eccentric Hardy,"the Apostle of Proof."In time, Ramanujan's creative intensity took its toll:he died at the age of thirty-two and left behind a magical and inspired legacy that is still being plumbed for its secrets today.
The Switch by Sandra Brown
Identical twins Gillian and Melina Lloyd hadn't switched identities since they were children. Gillian is in commercial real estate and Melina is a publicity handler/escort. Neither is married, but Gillian has recently decided to use artificial insemination to become pregnant. That night, after going through the procedure at the Waters Clinic, Gillian decides to throw caution to the wind.
Melina is supposed to escort famous NASA astronaut, Col. Christopher Chief Hart, to a guest appearance that evening. Knowing that Gillian is a fan, Melina suggests they switch places. It seems like harmless fun until Melina is informed by the police that Gillian has been murdered. It appears that someone didnt like Melina/Gillian having a relationship with Chief Hart.