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Celebrating The First 1000 Reviewer Club, Launching of The Second Edition

Celebrating The First 1000 Reviewer Club, Launching of The Second Edition


We are pleased to announce to the launch of the second edition of 1000 Reviewer Club 2022. Please do join us using this form.

1000 REVIEWER CLUB 2021:

When INDICA Books launched its 1000 Reviewers Club – 2021 in November 2020 , it was by far one of the most ambitious book review projects we could have imagined. To send 5000 books to 1000 reviewers over the course of one year. Five-thousand books for the reviewers to have. No obligations. Except that we asked them to review the books they received. We didn’t ask for positive, laudatory reviews – only genuine, honest reviews.

Over the course of the year, we sent 5000 copies of 86 books from 71 authors to 1114 reviewers.

To some reviewers we ended up sending seven books, while a few got only one.  This was based on a number of factors, including compliance with the terms-and-conditions of our program, the reviewers’ responses, as well as logistical reasons (like incorrect addresses and missing mobile numbers).

This table captures the breakdown of the number of books we sent to reviewers cohort.

Number of Reviewers Number of books Total Number of books
29 1 29
20 2 40
37 3 111
524 4 2,096
337 5 1,685
130 6 780
37 7 259
1114 5000

A breakdown of the books, their authors, and the number of copies we sent out is captured in the table below:

TitleAuthor(s)No of copies
12 Rules for LifeJordan B. Peterson25
A Bad PlaceMayur Didolkar100
AbhimanyuDeepak M R75
AhalyaKoral Dasgupta25
Artificial IntelligenceRajiv Malhotra25
Aryan DebateShrikant G. Talageri25
Awakening Bharat MataSwapan Dasgupta25
BalochistanSandhya Jain25
Beautiful TreeDharampal50
Being Rama DassRam Dass25
Bharatiya Chitta, Manas and KalaDharampal25
Black Hole ParadigmAbhas Mitra25
Blood IslandDeep Halder100
BrahmaputraAneesh Gokhale25
Buying BuddhaSophia Rose Arjana100
Celebrating LifeRishi Nityapragya100
Cinema Through RasaPrachand Praveer25
CownomicsArti Agarwal50
Curse of GandhariAditi Banerjee25
Death & Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi Makarand Paranjape25
DevayaniManjula Tekal50
Dharma Amish Tripathi & Bhavana Roy100
Dharma and EcologyPankaj Jain25
Essays on Indic HistoryVijender Sharma100
Everyday AyurvedaDr Bhaswati Bhattacharya100
Food and FaithShobha Narayan75
Bhagavad Gita for MillennialsBibek Debroy100
Good News IndiaD V Sridharan75
Great Hindu CivilizationPavan Varma50
Hindu Rites and RitualsK V Singh100
Hindutva ParadigmRam Madhav75
Hundred-Year MarathonMichael Pillsbury25
Hymns of HarappaSai Papineni100
In the Footsteps of RamaVikrant Pandey and Neelesh Kulkarni75
India 2030Gautam Chikermane50
India Comes FirstRam Madhav100
India That is BharatJ Sai Deepak75
Indian Science and TechnologyDharampal50
IshopanishadNithin Sridhar (tr. and commentary)25
KasheerSahana Vijayakumar100
KrishnayanKaajal Oza Vaidya & Subha Pande100
KuntiKoral Dasgupta50
Love Story of BajiraoVikrant Pandey25
Madness of CrowdsDouglas Murray50
Mahabharata UnravelledAmi Ganatra50
Makers of Modern Dalit HistorySudarshan Ramabadran & Guru Prakash100
Meaning of IndiaRaja Rao & Makarand Paranjape100
Medical AstrologyDr. Deepak Singla100
MosaicManish Mundra100
NaginMayur Didolkar25
New Idea of IndiaHarsh Madhusudan & Rajeev Mantri25
Not TwoYellamraju Srinivasa Rao Translated by Padma Neppalli100
Poisoned HeartNandini Sengupta25
Predators and PreyAbhinav Agarwal25
Purna VidyaSwamini Pramananda & Sri Dhira Chaitanya25
Revisiting Educational HeritageSahana Singh50
Rise of DharmaSemanti Chakraborty50
RukminiSaiswaroopa Iyer75
Samanya DharmaNithin Sridhar100
SambhajiVishwas Patil & Vikrant Pande50
Sanghi Who Never Went to a ShakhaRahul Roushan75
Sanskrit Non TranslatablesRajiv Malhotra & Satyanarayana Dasa Babaji100
Saraswati CivilizationMaj. Gen. GD Bakshi25
Saraswati’s GiftKavita Kane100
Savarkar (Part 1): Echoes from a Forgotten Past, 1883–1924Vikram Sampath25
Savarkar (Part 2): A Contested Legacy, 1924-1966 Vikram Sampath25
Science and Socio-ReligiousPankaj Jain25
Splendours of Royal MysoreVikram Sampath50
Sri Aurobindo and India's RebirthMichel Danino25
Srishti Satavadhani Dr.R.Ganesh, Translation: Koti Sreekrishna & Hari Ravikumar25
Strange Death of EuropeDouglas Murray25
Surveillance CapitalismShoshana Zuboff25
Swift Horses Sharp SwordsAmit Agarwal100
Temple Management in the AgamasDeepa Duraiswamy75
The King WithinNandini Sengupta25
The Ocean's OwnSanjeev Sanyal25
The Rat EaterAnand Ranganathan & Chitra S50
The Sabarimala ConfusionNithin Sridhar25
Transcending ScienceDr. K Sadananda75
Unsung ValourSaiswaroopa Iyer and others50
Vault of VishnuAshwin Sanghi100
Vedic MathematicsChandrahas Halai50
Venkatesa SuprabhatamVenkatesh Parthasarathy100
What Does it Mean to be IndianS.N. Balagangadhara & Sarika Rao100
Who Killed ShastriVivek Ranjan Agnihotri50
Your Best Day Is TodayAnupam Kher75

We got hundreds of reviews that readers shared with us and posted on Amazon and Goodreads. They also shared these reviews on Twitter and Facebook.


Separately from the “1000 Reviewers Club – 2021”, INDICA Books has also been sending books, since 2015, to a curated list of influencers that now exceeds 620 people. Over the past seven years we have sent over 11000 books to this list. Together with the 5000 sent to the 1000 Reviewers, the total number of books sent by us is over 16000! 

1000 REVIEWER CLUB 2022:

We now invite all the passionate book lovers to join us on this journey once again. As you can see we simply love gifting books ! However as we get ready to start the second edition “1000 Reviewers Club – 2022”, here is some information to get reviewers started: it has some general information as well as some terms-and-conditions.

  1. We will be sending out only physical books.
  2. Like before, these books will be sent out to addresses in India only.
  3. Reviews must be posted to Amazon and/or Goodreads.
  4. Please share your reviews on Twitter and Facebook and tag our Twitter handle. If posting on Facebook, please join our Facebook group and share your reviews there. Links are provided below.
  5. We are setting out to send you five books, less or more is a function of how you respond and fulfil to your side of the bargain. Sharing the image of the book you received on social media, reading and writing a review and sharing the same is what we expect of you. We will surely send you three books in good faith, post that you will receive books based on your performance.
  6. Reviews have to be original (i.e., no plagiarism or copy-paste from someone else’s review) and meaningful (this means that reviews of the ‘I liked this book. It is a good book. Everyone should read this book.’ variety do not count).

Look forward another exciting edition.

Happy receiving ,reading and reviewing and most importantly sharing !

Warm Regards

Chief Curator

Abhinav Agarwal