Debut Novel of Famous Indian Authors | Books to Read

Debut Novel of Famous Indian Authors | Books to Read

First Book is always Special to Every Writer/ Author. So we decided to List out all the Debut Novels of the famous Indian Author's Today. To make things simple for all, Links for respective books have been given in various format.

Debut Novel of Indian Authors

R.K Narayan
Novel Name: Swami and His Friends
Swami and His friends - Debut Novels of India Authors

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Swami and His Friends is the first novel written by R.K.Narayan.The story of Set in British India in a fictional Town called Malgudi.Swami is a ten-year-old boy who studies at a mission school. He lives with his parents, younger brother and grandmother. He has a set of friends in two schools that he gets removed from. Events lead Swami to leave his house and go on a run. He is drawn heavily towards the unrest that is prevalent everywhere in India, but he fails to understand the cause. What happens with Swami? Will he be able to get back home safely? To know the answer, read this book. 

ALERT!! Check-out the Other Books of R.K Narayana 

Arundhati Roy
Novel Name: The God of Small Things 

The God of Small Things | First Novel of Arundhati Roy

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God of Small Things’ is a story about two children, Esthappen and Rahel. Esthappen and Rahel at a very young age come to learn about the horrifying truth of life, as they are being tortured and blamed for every misfortune. They're less than perfect life gets infected by unexpected events. Though the novel begins with Esthappen and Rahel, most of its part holds wider stories of the political events shaping the state, their parents and relatives. The darker undertones in the life of twins get more evident, as secrets, bitterness and lies destroy their world. The heart-aching story of two innocent young children will surely keep you hooked till the end and leave you searching for more.

Ruskin Bond
Novel Name: The Room on the Roof  

The Room on the Roof | First Novel of Ruskin Bond

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A classic coming-of-age story which has held generations of readers spellbound!
Rusty, a sixteen-year-old Anglo-Indian boy, is orphaned and has to live with his English guardian in the claustrophobic European part in Dehra Dun. Unhappy with the strict ways of his guardian, Rusty runs away from home to live with his Indian friends. Plunging for the first time into the dream-bright world of the bazaar, Hindu festivals and other aspects of Indian life, Rusty is enchanted … and is lost forever to the prim proprieties of the European community.

Kiran Desai
Novel Name: Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard 
Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard | First Novel by Kiran Desai

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Sampath Chawla was born in a time of drought that ended with a vengeance the night of his birth. All signs being auspicious, the villagers triumphantly assured Sampath's proud parents that their son was destined for greatness. Twenty years of failure later, that, unfortunately, does not appear to be the case. A sullen government worker, Sampath is inspired only when in search of a quiet place to take his nap. "But the world is round," his grandmother says. "Wait and see! Even if it appears he is going downhill, he will come up the other side. Yes, on top of the world. He is just taking a longer route." No one believes her until, one day, Sampath climbs into a guava tree and becomes unintentionally famous as a holy man, setting off a series of events that spin increasingly out of control. A delightfully sweet comic novel that ends in a raucous bang, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard is as surprising and entertaining as it is beautifully wrought.

Rohinton Mistry
Novel Name: Tales from Firozsha Baag (1987), also published as Swimming Lessons and Other Stories from Firozsha Baag (1989)
Tales from Firozsha Baag (1987), also published as Swimming Lessons and Other Stories from Firozsha Baag (1989) | First Novel by Rohinton Mistry

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Firozsha Baag is an apartment building in Bombay. Its ceilings need plastering and some of the toilets leak appallingly, but its residents are far from desperate, though sometimes contentious and unforgiving. In these witty, poignant stories, Mistry charts the intersecting lives of Firozsha Baag, yielding a delightful collective portrait of a middle-class Indian community poised between the old ways and the new.

Khushwant Singh
Novel Name: The History of  Sikhs 
The History of Sikhs  First Novel by Khushwant Singh

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This remains the most comprehensive and authoritative book on the Sikhs. The book is based on scholarly archival research. Volume 1: 1469-1839: This volume covers the social, religious and political background which led to the formation of the Sikh faith in the fifteenth century. Basing his account on original documents in Persian, Gurmukhi and English, the author traces the growth of Sikhism and tells of the compilation of its sacred scriptures in the Granth Sahib. The transformation of the Sikhs from a pacifist sect to a militant group called the Khalsa led by Guru Gobind Singh is portrayed in detail, as is the relationship of the Sikhs with the Mughals and the Afghans, until the consolidation of Sikh power under Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

Vikram Seth
Novel Name: The Golden Gate
The Golden Gate| First Novel  by Vikram Seth

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The Golden Gate won the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for English in 1998.
John, a young and successful engineer, finds his life boring outside his work and calls his ex-girlfriend Janet and grieves his loveless life. Janet agrees to help out John by finding him a date and advertises for the same in a local newspaper. Liz, a lawyer by profession responds to the ad. John and Liz hit it off instantly and very soon find themselves living together.Phil, a close friend of John, is a divorcee who lives with his son and raises his voice against nuclear weapons. When Phil attends the party at Liz’ family, he finds Ed, Liz’ brother and both fall in love. Set in the nostalgic era of the 1980s, The Golden Gate trails the story of a group of youth living in San Francisco, who embark on a journey of interpreting life, in search of adventure, trying to understand the meaning of love.

Anita Desai
Novel Name: Cry The Peacock 
Cry the Peacock | First Novel by Anita Desai

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This book is the story of a young girl obsessed with a childhood prophecy of disaster. The author builds up an atmosphere of tension and oppression, in the middle of an Indian summer.
A good, poetic book which evokes feminine fancy and reality with a blend of silky smoothness and coarse roughness. Maya is smooth and silky whereas Gautam is rough and coarse. This book makes you feel, perceive and then act. The book explores the turbulent and emotional life of Maya, the character, and 'Maya' the illusion itself. Maya the character bends and breaks whereas illusion stays. 

Anuja Chauhan
Novel Name: The Zoya Factor
The Zoya Factor | First Novel  by Anuja Chauhan

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This book is the story of a young girl obsessed with a childhood prophecy of disaster. The author builds up an atmosphere of tension and oppression, in the middle of an Indian summer. When the younger players in India’s cricket team find out that advertising executive Zoya Singh Solanki was born at the very moment India won the World Cup back in 1983, they are intrigued. When having breakfast with her is followed by victories on the field, they are impressed. And when not eating with her results in defeat, they decide she’s a lucky charm. The nation goes a step further. Amazed at the ragtag team’s sudden spurt of victories, it declares her a Goddess. So when the eccentric IBCC president and his mesmeric, always-exquisitely-attired Swamiji invite Zoya to accompany the team to the tenth ICC World Cup, she has no choice but to agree. Pursued by international cricket boards, on the one hand, wooed by Cola majors on the other, Zoya struggles to stay grounded in the thick of the world cup action. And it doesn’t help that she keeps clashing with the erratically brilliant new skipper who tells her flatly that he doesn’t believe in luck.

Devdutt Pattanaik
Novel Name: Shiva: An Introduction 
Shiva:An Introduction | First Novel by Devdutt Pattanaik

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 This is an attempt to understand the meaning of Shiva worship in our time exploring various pictorial images of Shiva iconography, taking us to Shaivite philosophy, beliefs, history, folklore, and myth.

Anita Nair
Novel Name: Satyr of the Subway (Urban Tales)
Satyr of the Subway(Urban Tales) | First Novel by Anita Nair

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When it was first published in 1997, Satyr of the Subway consisted of twelve stories, each worked around a dramatically different situation ranging from the mundane to the bizarre. This revised edition includes three new stories and incorporates occasional alterations to the text, some marginal, some significant, where the writer has revisited her characters or situations long after she first created them. The result is a fascinating collection of stories that traverse the entire gamut of human emotion, penetrating in their insight into male-female relationships and seriously funny in their take on the futility of expectations from life or from lovers.

Jeet Thayil
Novel Name: Narcopolis 
Narcopolis | First Novel by Jeet Thayil

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Narcopolis is a rich and hallucinatory novel set around a Bombay opium den, as the city transforms itself over three decades
In Old Bombay, they say you introduce only your worst enemy to opium. But in Rashid's opium room on Shuklaji Street, the air is thick with voices and ghosts. A young woman holds a long-stemmed pipe over a flame, her hair falling across her eyes. Men sprawl and mutter in the gloom. And now there is an underworld whisper of a new terror: the Pathar Maar, the stone killer, whose victims are the nameless, invisible poor. In broken Bombay, there are too many to count.Stretching across three decades, with an interlude in Mao's China, Narcopolis portrays a city in collision with itself. With a cast of pimps, pushers, poets, gangsters and eunuchs, it is a journey into a sprawling underworld written in electric and utterly original prose.

Savi Sharma
Novel Name: Everyone Has A Story 
Everyone has a Story | First Novel by Savi Sharma

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Meera, a fledgeling writer who is in search of a story that can touch millions of lives.Vivaan, assistant branch manager at Citibank, who dreams of travelling the world.Kabir, a café manager who desires something of his own. Nisha, the despondent café customer who keeps secrets of her own. Everyone has their own story, but what happens when these four lives are woven together? Pull up a chair in Kafe Kabir and watch them explore friendship and love, writing their own pages of life from the cosy café to the ends of the world.

Durjoy Datta
Novel Name: Of Course, I Love You Till I Find Someone Better
Of Course,I love You Till I Find Someone Better | First Novel by Durjoy Datta

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'Of course, I love you till I find someone better’ is a story of Debashish Roy, a typical Delhi lad who takes pride in having multiple love interest and constantly evades stress and responsibility in life. Love didn’t exist in his dictionary until he meets Avantika who turns his life upside down. But nothing is ever smooth and their love also does not see the light of the day. It’s a story of love, break up, frustration that has become so common these days among youngsters. Set in the backdrop of the Heart of India, Delhi the story passes through nightclubs, pubs, the isolated streets of Delhi in the middle of the night and has some very sweet romantic moments. Love, fantasy, problems in adolescence, heartbreaks are all present in this book which makes it so popular among youngsters who find this book relatable. The gripping storyline retains the readers’ interest until the end. Filled with emotions and lovable characters, of course, I love you till I find someone better, is a treat for all romantic book lovers.

Ravinder Singh
Novel Name: I too had a Love Story 
I Too Had A Love Story | First Novel  by Ravinder Singh

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The debut novel of well-known Indian English writer Ravinder Singh 'I too had a love story’ was published in 2008 by Shrishti publishers and republished in 2012 by Penguin India. This book has remained in the bestsellers list, even after 6 years of publication. This novel is based on a real-life event that happened with Ravinder Singh, the author. This story is about two people Ravin and Khushi who are looking forward to getting married. Their parents have been pushing them towards getting into an engagement or wedding soon. They sign up on a web matrimonial site and as fate would have it; they meet and fall in love. They decide to get married. Ravin goes to Delhi to meet Khushi and they are very happy. Both the families are very pleased with the relationship and they are about to be engaged. But destiny had other plans. A day before their engagement, something bad happens. Their lives are not the same anymore. Destiny is something we can never change, what we can do is make better choices. After that tragic incident, how do their lives turn out to be? Do they stay together? Are they safe? You will find out all once you finish this captivating tale of love, loss and destiny. In the world we live in today, love has got much complicated. This story unravels the concept of love for us in the simplest of manner. The author manages to keep the readers on their toes by maintaining a full arc of narration throughout the book. In the end, readers are left wondering how it feels to lose your love or find one. In the digital world, finding love has changed its ways and maybe keeping them is different as well, but the question remains- Is love the same thing or the concept of us has changed with these ever-evolving generations. What was that incident and how their fate unfolded is a tale which won the hearts of thousands of people across India, making it a bestseller for six years?

Preeti Shenoy
Novel Name: 34 Bubblegums and Candies 
34 Bubbegums and Candied | First Novel of Preeti Shenoy

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An anthology of some light-minded and heart-warming short stories, this book is a series of anecdotes that have been picked out from different facets of life, which most people tend to neglect in their busy schedules. Written in humorous and engaging language, the book takes the reader through 34 real-life incidents that revolve around various characters.

Chetan Bhagat
Novel Name: 2 states 
2 States | First Book of Chetan Bhagat

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This is a story of a love affair between two IIM students hailing from two different states, Punjab and Tamil Nadu. Miles apart in distance and custom, Krish and Ananya’s love blossoms within the confines of their college walls. But with the end of college and beginning of a career, the question of marriage does not stand far away. They embark on a journey of convincing their parents for the marriage. But the persuasion takes a lot more than just a few words. The journey that the couple takes from being romantically involved in getting married is full of twists and turns. This is more because, in India, it is easy to fall in love but tricky to convert that love into a love marriage.The book details the quintessential Indian parents, the way marriages generally work in India and the two varied cultures beautifully; it also goes on to show that far beyond religion and creed, love keeps fighting for its place.

Sudeep Nagarkar 
Novel Name: Few things Left Unsaid 
Few Things Left Unsaid | First Novel of Sudeep Nagarkar

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Few Things Left Unsaid is a heart touching college based story. The novel is about a couple named Aditya and Riya. They meet each other through friends and fall in love. As they come closer to each other tragedy strikes. They break up.Will they be able to make things better between them or is this the end of their love story? What are the twists and turns coming on their way? Read Few Things left Unsaid to get the answer

Nikita Singh
Novel Name: Love @ Facebook 
Love at Facebook | First Novel of Nikita Singh

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Love @ Facebook (FIC) is a novel that explores the influence of social media networks like Facebook and Twitter on the contemporary generation. In a world where maintaining a virtual identity is the norm, this book shows us how an idea of romance can be pursued on Facebook.

Ajay K Pandey
Novel Name: You are the Best Wife 
You are the Best Wife | First Novel of Ajay.K.Pandey

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The story revolves around Bhavna and Ajay. Bhavna loves living life for others while Ajay loves living for himself; Bhavna is more spontaneous, never planning the next move and living life with the flow. On the other hand, living life without planning a single move is almost blasphemous to Ajay. Yet, they fall in love; they get married and love changes both of them for good. However, destiny had some other plans for this couple in love; and, midway through their happiness, Bhavna had to resign from life. But does this halt mean the end of love?

Arpti Vageria
Novel Name: Chockolate Sauce: Smooth Dark Sinful 
Chockolate Sauce:Smooth Dark Sinful | First Novel of Arpti Vageria

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Arnab likes Jahnvi. Aditi likes Arnab. Jahnvi also thinks she likes Arnab. And Rishi.. well.. he likes everybody!! Arnab, family loving guy, younger son and mummy's pet! Emotionally blackmailed to stay back in Indore, pursues his Graduation from Renaissance College. 
Aditi- Caring, helping and loving girl. Arnabs best friend. His agony aunt. Who knows and understands Arnab more than he himself can ever. Loves him? Does not love him? Neither knows that! Jahnvi, is a charming and pretty girl, with high values and family-centric who would never want to hurt her parents in any way. Rishi, a playboy and unfortunately Arnabs best buddy. He loves many and more! Only if he knew whom he really loves?! 

Who loves whom more? Who leaves whom? And why? Does Arnab love Jahnvi or Aditi? Or does Arnab love both of them? Love. Break up. Useless logics. Sex buddy. Money. Career. Parents. And love again! Fate throws them challenges, one and all. Will they fight and win? Or lose? Read on the confused tale of love and lovers.

Keshav Aneel
Novel Name: Promise me a million times 
Promise me a million times | First Novel of Keshav Aneel

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Believing that life always gives us all a second chance is too bookish a thought. Because sometimes, by the time we finally realize our faults and true potential, times have changed dramatically. Like a couple of migratory birds, both Charlie and Edwin leave everything back in their village and settle for a new life in the big city. For Edwin, it was where he was going to chase his dreams of becoming an actor; But for Charlie, it was just another place to be with his only friend, to help him accomplish his dreams.

However, life seemed to have different plans as it throws Charlie in Aster's way, who was silently walking through instabilities of her own destiny. He could never have guessed, but he was in for an absolute unthoughtful phase of profoundness, which was going to last forever. Promise me a Million Times is a story of dreams, friendship, struggles and a will to make up for every loss with love by your side

Novoneel Chakraborty
Novel Name: A thing beyond Forever 
A thing beyond Forever | First Novel of Novoneel Chakraborty

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What happens when life plays a trick on two innocent lovers? What happens when your first love, much against all possibilities, comes back to you in the most bizarre and astounding manifestation ever ? Dr.Radhika Sharma, for the world outside, is an aberrant and arrogant feminist. But inside, she resides in a far-away world like a vulnerable first sketch of an artist. One night an innocuous enquiry by a nine-year-old patient coaxes her to one's personal diary. And, as she reads on, a bygone era comes to the forefront, taking her through a cavalcade of exclusive events that life, love and friendship offer at the noon of adolescence. And by night time, she finds herself face to face with a question that defies logical explanation. Is falling in love a random act or a planned coincidence? Is attraction the missing link between souls? Will the light f true love outshine the dark shadow of destiny?

Anuj Tiwari
Novel Name: The journey of two Hearts 
The Journey of two hearts | First novel of Anuj Tiwari

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Can you sail through life despite its terms and conditions?Anuj had never imagined that his feelings for the vivacious Pakhi, who didn’t even believe in love, would bloom beyond his imagination one day. Just when things get going, as always, life’s plans go against theirs. This story, in its simplicity and reality, shows us the importance of love, life, friendship and dedication to change the definition of these.Journey of Two Hearts is a true story about a young couple who believes life does not have any “replay” or “rewind” button.

Devanshi Sharma
Unimaginably True | First Novel of Devanshi Sharma

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If you feel that Unimaginably True is simply a love story, then my friend, think again because Unimaginably True is something more than everything. It is a work of fiction that would make you sail in the alpha and omega of this ocean of life, where somewhere you would place yourself in place of Aarav and Arvika. The book deals with the differences in cultures of IIT and DU. Also, a section of the book is dedicated to those girls who have been struggling to get their very existence in society SAVE GIRL CHILD. With many conflicts and hurdles, the journey of the love birds – Aarav and Arvika sail on! They keep flying!
It’s not a story, nor you can compare it to a saga like shown in the movies; it is above all…

Kavita Kane
Novel Name: The Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen 
The Karna's Wife : The Outcast's Queen | First Novel of Kavita Kane

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The book renders a unique perspective to the venerable legend. Written in the genre of magic-realism the book reflects various aspects of Karna’s nature. His unquestionable loyalty towards Duryodhana who in turn has unconditional love for the former, the ghosts of Karna’s past and the mystery surrounding his birth are some of the themes that Kavita Kane structures her book around in this tale.
The accomplished Kshatriya princess, Urvi falls for the Sutputra-Karna, eventually discounting Arjun. She chooses Karna over her childhood mate Arjun and faces fury from many. Caught between the social implications from her act of defiance and her endeavours to gain respect and love from her husband, Urvi’s struggles as the outcast’s queen have been explored.
Urvi soon secures a key place in Karna’s life as a friend, counsellor and confidante. Between fighting her own demons, she stands firm by her husband’s side, supporting Karna through all his misfortunes and struggles. As Karna’s wife, the outcast’s queen, shows a refreshing facet of the battle of Kurukshetra and how the outcast rose above his destiny to be forever regarded as ‘Daata Karna’.

Rishabh Puri
Novel Name: Inside the Heart of Hope 
Inside the Heart of Hope | First Novel of Rishabh Puri

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We’re all a little broken, and that’s okay.Or is it? Rick has a medical condition that makes his life different from the rest. But unlike others around him, he sees this not as a curse, but as an opportunity to cherish life and all the bitter-sweet gifts it brings with it.
Amidst frequent visits to the doctor, multiple surgeries that risk his life being, and a life that meant surveillance all the time, Rick has to fight for himself each day. But he pulls through, thanks to his family and friend Jacob, who become his pillars of strength.And then, at a time when he is least expecting it, and with someone he meets by accident – love happens. It’s a new feeling for his heart and he is scared to lose it.
Will Lisa really understand the goodness of his heart or just walk away?Inside the Heart of Hope is a story of strong will, perseverance and optimism which will make you wonder if sky is really the limit.

Arvind Parashar
Novel Name: Messed Up! But All for Love
Messed up! But All for Love | First Novel of Arvind Parashar

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Neil is a senior executive working with a leading brand name and his wife Gauri is a dentist running her own clinic. They are a loving and doting young married couple, living a life of comfort in posh suburban Gurgaon. Neil's fitness consultant Srinya seems to be stirring some trouble in their lives, though.
Drishti is a TV news anchor and journalist and her husband Somesh, a top cop. They are bored of their mundane busy lives, until a chance meeting with Neil and his friends in Cuba that changes everything.To add sanity and madness to their lives are the funny and mysterious set of friends - Tom, Jerry, James, Mehr and Antriksha.The havoc ensues when Drishti gets abducted and Neil is framed for it. Gauri finds out some bitter truths and leaves Neil. But what really is the truth?
When facts finally surface, we will know how much these lives are Messed Up! But All for Love.

Ruchita Misra
Novel Name: The (In)eligible Bachelors 
The (In)eligible Bachelors | First Novel of Ruchita Misra

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Arranged marriages are complicated things. So are mothers. And so are relationships. Kasturi Shukla is a fresh MBA graduate with a great job in hand. She is also geeky and single at twenty four. The biggest sore spot in Kasturi's life is her dominating, arranged marriage obsessed mother now hell bent on getting her married at the earliest. Does Kasturi find love in one of the rather weird but IIT or IIM boys that Mum manages to ‘shortlist’? Or perhaps she can follow her wildly beating heart that seems to be set on the Greek God incarnate that her boss, Rajeev sir, is? With office buddies Ananya and Varun by her side, the hilariously fumbling Kasturi embarks on a rip roaring journey to find Mr Right. The (In)eligible Bachelors, which chronicles Kasturi's daily diary through this time, is a riotous adventure of adrenaline, laughter and guffaws. It is also an invaluable lesson in love, family and friendship. A witty take on the system of arranged marriages, the marriage market that rules the Indian society. A witty and humorous easy to read writing style makes for a good read.

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