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We hear a lot about Authors in West, making big money through sales of their story books. Why the same is not possible in India ?????

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Asked by rajender jerath, 14 Apr '10 04:54 pm
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Most of the foreigners use to buy the books they want to read where as most of the Indian use to borrow the book from their friends and relatives or use to get them on rent.
Answered by Dinesh Manaktala, 14 Apr '10 04:58 pm

 
  
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The reading habit makes this big difference..lack of leisure and luxury to spend quality time on books is the reason why indians dont read that much, there is too much story and enough drama in their lives to remain involved and that makes it difficult to look beyond entertainment and need...despite that indians are better informed than their western counterpart owing to their already inculcated intellect..
Answered by bobo, 14 Apr '10 05:10 pm

 
  
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Our reading habit is poor.Our people lack curiosity to know the things better.Our authors are not paid well.Cost of publishing and printing is high.
Answered by anantharaman, 14 Apr '10 05:30 pm

 
  
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Indian peoples don't have the habbit to read books like western people so why
Answered by uni, 14 Apr '10 04:57 pm

 
  
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The Chairman of IIPM institute is also a well renowned author for his work "Count your chickens before they hatch." And the sales volume of this work is as good as any Western author. The Chairman of Pantaloons is also a best seller author on retail biz in India.

I can find u several such cases of literary works from India fetching the big bucks, but they r overwhelmingly in the area of career and money.

As for fictional works and other more artistic literary works, Indian authors find it difficult working with themes which is easily identifiable to an international audience. And many authors who work w/ Indian themes, don't try too hard to make it understandable to an international audience. Only Arvind Adiga in his work THE WHITE TIGER does that.
Answered by A Moin, 14 Apr '10 05:14 pm

 
  
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In India,there is not much reading habit in the sense that Indian authors are not even patronized and are all involved in infighting
Answered by anil garg, 06 Jun '12 05:30 pm

 
  
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You have not heard of any Indian bestsellers; because
(a) You don't seem to look past the standard authors names on the bestsellers shelf.
(b) You don't visit a bookstore, infact we read more books than the west.
(c) Indian authors write books that make sense, people in the West generally fall into a standard category or type of book, unless another is hyped.
Everything is possible in India!!
Answered by Saravanan, 14 Apr '10 05:05 pm

 
  
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