In the era of digital technology and social media books are still relevant. A book is just not a paperback or a hardcover bound piece of papers but a tool with powers to leave deep impact on people. Book reading is so intimate that the words touches the soul and the brain creates the whole world. Book reading is spiritual and therapeutic both. I am listing top 5 books for everyone to read which will provide deep insight into Afghanistan, ISIS, Pakistan, Iraq and RAW operations across the world . these books will also tell you what it takes to be a free citizen. These 5 books would provide you an exclusive peek into the events which changed the world that we knew once and played important role in making it what it is today. You will find many books on world politics that span around countries like Afghanistan, Syria, ISIS Pakistan but these five books are for an average reader who has bot much understanding of world politics. These books give you real reading experience. the flow and choice of sentences and story framing is so exciting that you wont even realize you are reading serious topics rather just a book which will entertain you, incite you all the while educating you and imparting important information about the world in the most interesting manner. It is as if you are reading fiction. Without much ado i list the book in teh order I liked them
Nine Lives : My time as M16’s top Spy inside Al- Qaeda
Written by Aimen Dean which of course is the author’s pseudo name which he took to hide his real identity of being an Al Qaeda’s terrorist. This book will blow your mind, gasp many a times and grasp your couch sometimes in sheer excitement of a world away from public eyes. There are powerful nations, powerful organizations involved shaping the world that we know today. So much close and authentic information on a terrorist organization on Al Qaeda is thrilling that too from a former terrorist. It also provide a direct access to the mind and soul of a terrorist and how do they see this world. the book also gives an insight about how money is the root cause of everything moving.
The Last Girl
Written by Nadia Murad the Last girl is an emotional and also thrilling story of her captivity as sex slave by Islamic State. Nadia Murad is a courageous young Yazidi woman who had undergone a tremendous amount of pain and suffering just like thousands from her own belief. This book will give you a close insight about how a genocide feels like. How is it when the boundaries are broken and citizens are taken slaves. The book also offers a glimpse of the mystical Yazidi culture and how a state claimed to be of Allah as governed by ISIS looks like in reality. The cruelty of ISIS and extremists might make you cry.
The Nine Lives of Pakistan
Oh! What a fascinating fascinating book on Pakistan. Written by Declan Walsh who had spend many years in Pakistan as a journalist provides a unique perspective of Pakistan. Almost an insiders’ unbiased views. There are so many books on Pakistan but this one tops the chart for me. the book tone is not depressing rather thrilling and fascinating. the book takes you on an adventurous ride while narrating the events that shaped the Pakistan of today effortlessly. Almost like a fiction feel which does not put much pressure on your brains. The book is truly a gem.
Black Flags the Rise of ISIS
If there is one book you want to read on ISIS or on Syria and Iraq Black flags written by Joby Warrick should be your choice. The book narrates a thrilling tale of rise of ISIS and also about the era before. It tell us about the events and mistakes that led to rise of a dangerous terrorists organization like ISIS. It also provides a glimpse on the psychology of USA and its mode of operandi in middle east. the book will tell you about roots of Islamic state and it is also winner of Pulitzer prize for Non fiction 2016. If you are a book lover you must read it once.
RAW A history of India’ covert Operations
Written by Yatish yadav if there is one book you want to read on RAW. the secret service of India this should be your book pick. The book comprises many small stories of Indian involvement in various coups and missions around teh globe. From Bangladesh liberation to Nepal discontent to Khalistan movements. It is so well written that it does not feels a documentary rather a blissful reading into fascinating account of Indian spy and espionage missions. Your must read book. It also gives a lot of insight into Indian history and many important event that shaped the India that we know today.