Book Club


The LSG book club was launched on the 18th of June 2016 under the leadership of Abhilasha Sethia. In keeping with the LSG guiding principle of expanding horizons, providing new perspectives and forging friendships among its members, the book club provides the perfect vehicle to realize these objectives.

The primary objective of the book club is of course to encourage members to read more and widely, using the meetings as an opportunity to initiate and promote meaningful interaction among them. The other goal is also to help drive literacy programmes at orphanages and other schools for the underprivileged. The book donation drive was successfully launched for the paediatric patients at the Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre & Research Institute in Thakurpukur, Kolkata.

The book club group is called The Dancing Words and currently there are 135 members. A book is selected by a Book Club Committee a month in advance and meetings are held in smaller localized groups where a member is nominated to champion the book and guide the discussion.



by Aruna Chakraborty

Dear Leader

by Jang Jing Sung

Sita’s sister

by Kavita Kane

The Help

by Kathryn Stockett

The Gurency literary and potato peel society

by Mary Ann Shaffer

The Secret Diary of Kasturba

by Neelima Dalmia Dhar

Three cups of tea

by Greg Mortenson nd David Oliver Relin

Lady you are not a Man

by Apurva Purohit

My brilliant friend

by Ellena Farrante

Mcdonald’s Behind The Arches

by John F Love

The Dalai Lama’s Cat

by David Michie

Love in the time of Cholera

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

When breath becomes air

by Paul Kalnithi

40 rules of love

by Elif Shafak

The diary of a young girl

by Anne Franne

Ministry of happiness

by Arundhati Roy


by Andrey Agassi

Behind bars

by Sunetra Choudhary


by Kamila Shamsi

Sapiens-A brief history of mankind

by Yuval Noah Harari

The Undomestic goddess

by Sophie Kinsella

Elon Musk

by Ashlee Vance

Why I Am A Hindu

by Shashi Tharoor

The Sense of an ending

by Julian Barnes

The Liberation of Sita

by Volga

Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire

by Alex von Tunzelmann

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

by Jung Chang

The Palace of Illusions

by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

1914: NaMo or MoNa: Why is 2019 not 2014?

by Amit Bagaria


by Michelle Obama

The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly

by Sun-mi Hwang

Democracy on the Road

by Ruchir Sharma

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

Family & Other Catastrophes

by Alexandra Borowitz

The Strawberry Thief

by Joanne Harris


by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

by Melinda Gates


by Sudeep Chakravarti

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

by Phil Knight

The Twentieth Wife

by Indu Sundaresan

A Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by Maya Angelou

Somebody Else’s Kids

by Torey L. Hayden

Yuganta: The End of an Epoch

by Irawati Karve

The Pregnant King

by Devdutt Pattanaik

Big Little Lies

by Liane Moriarty

Well-Behaved Indian Women

by Saumya Dave

Please Look After Mother

by Kyung-Sook Shin

The Promised Land

by Barack Obama

The Henna Artist

by Alka Joshi

The last Queen

by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

No Rules Rules

by Reed Hastings & Erin Meyer

Those pricey Thakur Girls

by Anuja Chauhan


by Min Jin Lee

Rumours of Spring

by Farah Bashir

The secret keeper of Jaipur

Ms. Alka Joshi

Goodbye to Berlin

Christopher Isherwood

Kalkatta Chronicals

Supriya Newar