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
One of the most popular books ever written about childhood charmingly recounts the homelife of four sisters: literary-minded Jo March; Meg, the older sister who marries a young tutor; fashionable and artistic Amy; and gentle, musically inclined Beth. An unforgettable depiction of mid-19th century New England life.
The Sunset Club
The Sunset Club by Khushwant Singh
Meet the members of the Sunset Club: Pandit Preetam Sharma, Nawab Barkatullah Baig and Sardar Boota Singh. Friends for over forty years, they are now in their eighties. And every evening, at the sunset hour, they sit together on a bench in Lodhi Gardens to exchange news and views on the events of the day, talking about everything from love, lust, sex and scandal to religion and politics.
As he follows a year in the lives of the three men?from January 26 2009 to January 26 2010?Khushwant Singh brings his characters vibrantly to life, with his piquant portrayals of their fantasies and foibles, his unerring ear for dialogue and his genius for capturing the flavour and texture of everyday life in their households. Interwoven with this compelling human story is another chronicle of a year in the life of India, as the country goes through the cycle of seasons, the tumult of general elections, violence, natural disasters and corruption in high places.
In turn ribald and lyrical, poignant and profound, The Sunset Club is a deeply moving exploration of friendship, sexuality, old age and infirmity; a joyous celebration of nature; an insightful portrait of India's paradoxes and complexities.
A masterpiece from one of India's most-loved storytellers, The Sunset Club will have you in tears and laughter, and grip you from the first page to the last.
Dead at Daybreak
Dead at Daybreak by Deon Meyer
An antiques dealer is burned with a blow torch, then killed, execution-style - a single shot to the back of the head with an M16. The contents of the safe are missing and the only clues are a scrap of blank paper and the unusual weapon used, the choice of mercenaries, not burglars. Now ex-cop Zatopek 'Zed' van Heerden has fourteen days in which to fill in the blanks in this dead man's past - a past which only seems to begin in 1983...Set against the backdrop of a society on the verge of breakdown, "Dead at Daybreak" spins the reader from the lush suburbs of Capetown, to a gripping climax in the searing heat of the Veldt.